How to Organize and Unclutter Your Kitchen Counters

How to Organize and Unclutter Your Kitchen Counters

The kitchen is often considered the main hub of the home. It’s where you create delicious family meals, entertain guests and lifelong memories are made. However, it’s also one of the hardest rooms to keep tidy. A cluttered, unorganized kitchen can make it difficult to not only find everything you need, but to relax and enjoy the space. So, if your kitchen counters could do with a little organization, below you’ll discover some of the best ways to do it.

1. Assess what needs to stay 

The first step you should take is to assess exactly what needs to stay and go. If you have a large kitchen, it’s going to help if you split this task down into small areas at a time.
Throw away any rubbish you come across and organize what’s left into groups of items. For example, place any mail you may have in a pile and group any utensils together.

2. Store away appliances you rarely use

Do you have any appliances on the counters which you rarely use? If so, free up space and store the appliances away. If you don’t have any suitable cabinet space, place them in a box and store them in another room, or even the attic.
Try to only keep appliances on the countertop which you use at least several times a week.

3. Keep utensils in a container

Utensils can make the kitchen counters look extremely cluttered and disorganized. If you can’t store them in a drawer, consider using a container on the counter to keep them together.
You can use a wide variety of containers, from large canisters to large milk jugs. Keeping them near to the stove will ensure they’re easy to grab hold of when you need them most.

4. Make use of hide-away mail boxes

If you tend to store your mail on top of the kitchen counter, you’ll notice it makes the room look untidy. If there’s nowhere else to store the mail, you could always create little individual mail boxes which can be hidden in cabinets.

Create one for each member of the family and use them to keep store documents, mail and cards.

5. Keep fruit in a bowl

Fruit bowls are affordable, and they can really help to keep your fresh fruit tidy and compact. You can either buy one or make your own if you’re feeling creative. Plant pots for example, can make an excellent fruit bowl.

If you want to organize and de-clutter the kitchen counters, the above are just 5 great steps you can take. Each is easy to do and if you split the tasks down and take your time, you’ll find it much less stressful and easier to manage.

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