7 Things to Never, Ever Keep In Your Kitchen


It doesn’t matter if your kitchen is massive or not; it’s always best to have a kitchen layout that best serves your needs. The first way to accomplish this is to only have the things that truly belong in your kitchen.

Here, we have curated a list of some of the things that sometimes wind up in kitchens, but in reality, they should never have gotten there in the first place.


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Candles and diffusers are great for introducing fresh smells into your home. Yup, they are great when we install them in our bedrooms, living areas, or powder rooms, but just not in the kitchen. These smells rarely mix well with the aromas that come about from cooking, so really, it’s best to keep these things out of the kitchen.

Junk Drawers

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Is a house a home if it doesn’t have a junk drawer? Everyone’s home has one of these, but the placement is completely wrong if it’s in the kitchen. The kitchen is already quite a busy room, and it has enough going on. Junk drawers should perhaps go in a less busy room, such as an entryway or living room.

Bits and Bobs

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Keeping decor in a kitchen to the minimum is key if you don’t want to get too frazzled up every time you are going to cook. There’s nothing wrong with a few ornaments around the house, but keeping these decor bits in the kitchen may wind up as clutter. Kitchens are all about utilizing space properly, and when we add a whole bunch of decorations, it kind of defeats the whole point of keeping them fit for maximum utility.

Your Pet’s Crate or Bed

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Somehow, it just feels like the words ‘dog’ and ‘cooking space’ don’t belong in the same sentence. There are plenty of rooms in a home that can accommodate our animal children, but sadly, a kitchen is not one of them. Besides potentially getting in the way, it may also be somewhat unhygienic.


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A TV can be a great addition to a bedroom or a living room, but the kitchen is not the place for this device. Isn’t it just so much better to add music or a glass of wine to your cooking experience instead of a TV? Yeah, we thought so, too.

Expensive Rugs

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We all know that kitchens are high-traffic zones, and so it would be rather impractical to lay an expensive rug in this zone of the house. We don’t want to worry about potentially spilling something on an expensive rug while we are cooking away, so it’s best we keep these guys in a different room of the house, like the lounge or bedroom that has lower traffic.

Artificial Fruit or Plants

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If you can have real fruit or plants in your kitchen, then why not opt for that rather than fake ones? Most kitchens have some form of natural light, so really, there shouldn’t be any reason that you can’t keep real plants alive in there. And as for fruit- real fruit looks so much better than the fake kind, plus you’ll eat it up eventually and get some new fruit, meaning you’ll never get sick of your fruit display at any given time.

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

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As the season changes and the days grow longer, breathing new life into your living space with a thorough spring cleaning can be just what your home needs. While cleaning every nook and cranny might seem overwhelming, focusing on specific areas can make the process more manageable and rewarding.

Here are 20 home areas that could use extra attention during spring cleaning.

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Have some New Year’s Resolutions? Is one of them making your home less cluttered and more streamlined?

Having an organized and decluttered home is important for mental health and a great way to make your life more organized and calmer. You can also sell your extra stuff and make some extra money.

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