10 Items You Need To Purge From Your Kitchen Right Now

Those oven mitts are literally filthy.

Cooking in a pristine kitchen can make anyone look like a star on the Food Network, but in reality, this room often turns into one giant junk drawer.

Expired spices, old plastic storage containers and dirty oven mitts are just a few of the things that take up much-needed cabinet and counter space. It's time to clear your kitchen of the below 10 items. Not only will you feel like a huge weight has been lifted after cleaning, but your food might even taste better.

1
A Dirty Sponge
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This cleaning accessory is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here's a simple trick to clean and deodorize a sponge.
2
That Moldy Dish Rack
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FYI, you should be cleaning the dish rack before or after cleaning your dishes.
3
Your Scratched Nonstick Pots And Pans
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Pots and pans with scratched surfaces can be dangerous to cook with. Opt for switching to safer cookware materials like cast iron, stainless steel and ceramic.
4
The Silverware That's Literally Bent Out Of Shape
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This is a mouth injury just waiting to happen.
5
Any And All Chipped Glassware
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Sipping on chipped glass? No thank you!
6
Burned And Dirty Oven Mitts
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What exactly can they do if they aren't fully functional? Absolutely nothing!
7
Expired Spices And Herbs
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8
Plastic Containers That Are Either Years Old, Missing Lids Or Stained
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These things are the definition of clutter.
9
Cutting Boards That Are Clearly Past Their Prime
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Replacing your plastic cutting board will not cost a fortune.
10
Torn Kitchen Runner Rug
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Roll it up and throw it in the trash -- people are likely tripping over it day and night!

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