Ten Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen Countertop
October 6, 2015
Kitchen countertops are easy to clutter with cookbooks, utensils, and appliances. However, limited counter space can make a kitchen feel small and dysfunctional. Here are ten ways you can organize your kitchen countertop to open up the space and make it usable.
1. Mount to-do lists, your phone, keys, and like items on the wall rather than tossing them on the kitchen counter. Not only will this give you more counter space, it will make easily lost items simple to find.
2. Keep decorations on shelves or hanging on the walls. There are so many cute and fun kitchen decorations available, but too many will make your kitchen feel cramped. Be sure to put your favorite decorations up and out of the regular production space.
3. Give your cookbooks a home. Instead of keeping cookbooks and favorite recipes on your counter, install a shelf or use a small bookshelf. This will let you keep your best cookbooks on hand without them feeling like clutter.
4. Use clear containers. We often put foods and spices on the counter so that we remember to use them or so we can see that we have them. Put foods in clear containers and stock an over-the-sink shelf or another spot so that you can easily see what you have and use it as you see fit.
5. Get rid of the junk drawer. This isn’t taking up counter space, but the idea of using a part of your kitchen as a catch-all for clutter needs to end. Removing the junk drawer and going for an “a place for everything and everything in its place” look will help you keep the kitchen tidier overall.
6. Hang your prettiest potholders and aprons. These can seem like items that have no “home.” Give them one by installing a hook or a row of hooks and showing off the nicest potholders and aprons you have.
7. Shelve or hang up your pots and pans. Particular pots and pans may sneak their way onto a countertop or stovetop because they are used so often. Instead of scattering them throughout the kitchen, hang them up or put them in a nearby cupboard or drawer.
8. Use your cake stand! That cake stand you got as a housewarming or wedding gift can be used like a little shelf. Put your dishwashing supplies on it, use it as a fruit display, or keep it as a home for your most used ingredients.
9. Install a bar or an island. Sometimes, you simply don’t have enough counter space for everything that you want to do in the kitchen. In this case, it may be time to look at installing a kitchen island or creating a bar space outside of the kitchen entirely.
10. Get your wine bottles off of the counter. There are a lot of cute stands for wine bottles, but the counter isn’t a great place to keep those bottles. The wine itself should be kept at a constant temperature and those bottles end up taking up quite a bit of space! Get a hideaway installed or hang a rack on an available wall for some delicious and very usable artwork.
Kitchens should be both visually pleasing and practical. Using the ten tips above should help you keep your kitchen stunning and fun to use.
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