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Give your kitchen a spring refresh

It's the perfect time to tackle clutter and waste.


As they're such busy spaces in the home it's easy for kitchens to become overloaded with clutter and chaos. 

Most of us have a tonne of essential items in our kitchens, from utensils to ingredients, so rather than trying to do without the things you need, get clever with how you store them. Plus, picking up a few new pieces can transform a tired space for little cost. Here are just some of the bits we're eyeing at the moment.

Clear the clutter

This slim trolly from IKEA is a great option if you’re short on space. It would also double up nicely as a drinks trolly if you have the need for one!

READ MORE: Our Favourite Reusables In The Kitchen

Nissafors trolley, €20, IKEA

Canisters hide a multitude and this slate-hued trio from Sabichi’s Haden Perth range is a nice understated option. Perfect for the classic coffee, tea and sugar combo or for storing dried goods like rice or lentils.

Haden Perth canister set,  was €45.95 currently on sale at €22.98, Sabichi at Arnotts

Ramp up your recycling

If you’re planning to get on top of your recycling in 2020 (remember the mantra: clean, dry, loose), it could be worth investing in a bin that helps make it all a little easier. This serious bit of kit is the Totem 60L waste separating and recycling unit from Joseph Joseph.

Totem 60L bin, €250, from Joseph Joseph at Reuzi

Ditch the plastic wrap for good with some ingenious beeswax alternatives. These waxed fabrics come in various sizes and can be used to wrap sandwiches, cover dishes, store cut fruit and more. Ireland Beeswax Wraps offers an extensive range of sizes and prints - and there are even DIY kits containing all you’ll need to create your own wraps. 

DIY Beeswax Wrap Kit, €18.95, Ireland Beeswax Wraps

Update your dining table

Nothing brightens up a dining area like some fresh new place settings. The elegant Cuitpol range of cutlery is available on interiors website, Amara and there is a variety of stylish colours, finishes and shapes available.

Cutlery, from €7, Cutipol at Amara

If you’re in the need for a whole new dining set, you could do worse than go to M&S. We’re quite taken with this 12-piece Marlowe dinner set in dark grey, which comprises four bowls, four side plates and four dinner plates.

12 Piece Marlowe Dinner Set, €80, M&S

READ MORE: Five Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home