Kitchens are notorious for collecting clutter. It’s tricky though, because so many things in your kitchen are actually used on a daily basis so it can be a really difficult area to declutter. Read on for the must have kitchen items for a well-stocked kitchen. The list is still long, but hopefully this helps you find a few things that you can de-junk as well as a few things you might want to splurge a little on so they last for years to come.
Is it just me, or is the kitchen the absolute hardest place to keep clutter free?
There are a lot of reasons for this! First off, It tends to be the hub of the house…so in addition to the normal kitchen things counters collect school papers, odds and ends and trinkets that haven’t found their way home yet, keys, etc…
The kitchen is also the workhorse of the house! Most of the other rooms aren’t being used all day every day (except maybe the bathroom…but even then the bathroom doesn’t require you to get things in and out and dirty over and over and over again.)
Usually when you declutter it can be really easy to sort through what you use and what you don’t. …but in the kitchen that’s tricky. What if you use it once a month? Once every few months? Once a year? Do you keep it?
…kitchens are also tricky because you may feel like it’s bursting at the seams, but you still don’t have everything you need for your kitchen to be functional. So what do you need? What don’t you need? What things could you store something different? What things could you get rid of altogether? What things should you splurge on so they last and last and what things can you grab for cheap?
Well…in this episode we’re going to take a comprehensive look on what you actually need for a well-stocked kitchen, why you need it, and my favorite versions of the item so you can start to curate a kitchen you love that will stay as clutter free as possible.
Let’s dive in!
51 Items you need for a well-stocked kitchen
Stove and Oven
Immersion blender (optional)
Pots and Pans
Stainless steel saucepans
half sheet pans
Glass or ceramic casserole dish (9×9 and 9×13)
fine mesh strainer
Baking and Measuring
metal measuring cups and spoons
glass liquid measuring cups (2 and 4 cups)
Stacking mixing bowls with lids
silicon baking mats
Round cake pans
Glass Pie tin
Cooling racks (optional)
Kitchen scale (optional)
plastic restaurant containers
Knives and Tools
quality cutting boards
pastry brush (optional)
ice cream scoop
Serving spoons (2)
Optional items for a well-stocked kitchen
Items you don’t really need in your kitchen
Ice cream maker