How to Avoid Clutter on Kitchen Counters. Decluttering your counters today will save you a lot of time and energy in the long term. Plus, it’s much easier to unwind in a clutter-free environment! A little clutter removed from your kitchen worktops can radically change the space and make cleaning and meal preparation much easier. Give it a shot and see how much of a difference it can make!
It’s remarkable how quickly junk can develop on countertops and other flat surfaces. Papers, keys, weird kid’s toys, and other small items that you don’t know what to deal with can quickly take over your counter space. It not only looks crazy, but it also feels chaotic. All of that extra stuff makes it tough to find what you need and takes up important office space.
HOW TO MAINTAIN CLUTTER-FREE KITCHEN COUNTERS
Are you ready to clear those counters? Here’s how to keep your counters clean…
MAKE SPECIAL STORAGE FOR NON-KITCHEN ITEMS.
If you find yourself clearing the same clutter off your counters on a daily basis, it’s time to look into it. Examine what tends to accumulate and find (or make!) a designated place for it. Don’t merely relocate the junk piles from one counter or table to another. If paper clutter is your main concern, set up a kitchen command center or even a simple filing system to swiftly store vital papers. Make a tiny drop zone near your entryway for keys, sunglasses, wallets, and other items that don’t need to be near the countertops. Have a little box or basket where you may store children’s toys. And, of course, donate whatever you no longer love, use, or have space for.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STORAGE SPACE.
Once you’ve removed all of the unnecessary clutter from your room, it’s time to consider how you may maximize your storage space for the objects that remain. Make a point of evaluating everything you maintain to ensure that it is genuinely necessary. Here are 20+ items to help you simplify your kitchen. Only keep products out on the counter that you use every day. Smaller appliances and other goods used on a weekly basis should ideally be kept toward the front of cupboards for easy access. Items that you only use on occasion, such as seasonal items, can be kept in the back of cupboards or on higher shelves.
APPLY TO THE INSIDE OF CABINET DOORS.
The inside of cabinet doors is my favorite spot to add storage. It’s incredible how much they can contain! For notes or grocery lists, you can use Command hooks, a bar and ‘S’ hooks, adhesive containers, or blackboard vinyl. Almost all of my kitchen cupboards have storage on the inside of the doors, and my bathroom cupboard doors have hooks for cleaning cloths and supplies. The goods are still easily accessible, but they are stashed away so they do not add to the visual clutter. I guess I’ll need to write an entire post about this! lol!
TOGETHER, CORRAL SIMILAR ITEMS.
Keeping similar objects on trays together makes them appear less cluttered and allows simple access to those products that you use frequently. You can use whatever you have on hand, such as trays, cake stands, and cutting boards. The trays not only catch any drips and stains, but they also make it extremely simple to remove a large load of objects for cleaning the counter underneath.
TO ADD INTEREST AND PERSONALITY, ADD PRETTY YET FUNCTIONAL ITEMS.
Having clutter-free counters does not preclude having anything on them. The finest part is constantly adding your own personal touch and stuff that you adore. Keep anything kept on your counters to the back third of the counter. This still leaves enough space for you to work and prevents things from looking crammed in. Choose objects that are both beautiful and functional for your environment.
Fresh flowers are usually my favorite addition to the kitchen, and I’ve been having a lot of fun matching them to our cleaning products. The yellow Mrs. Meyer’s honeysuckle bottles seemed ideal for the summer sun!
TAKE CARE AS YOU GO.
Get into the habit of putting small items away directly rather than placing them on the counter first. It will most certainly take some time for your family to follow suit, but if you’ve made convenient storage, it should only take a little encouragement. Most objects can be put away in under a minute, so if you’re on the phone, try moving around and tidying up as you talk. You should be able to keep your clutter-free surfaces by spending just a few minutes each day clearing your counters and table tops!
I hope these suggestions help you keep your counters clutter-free! Please let me know if you try them! Have fun organizing!