Now that spring has come to an end and summer is in full swing, your newly organized and cleaned house might be suffering a bit with the kids being home for the summer and from all the bar-b-qs and pool parties you’re throwing. Read on to see how to keep your kitchen counters clear of clutter so you can find a spot for that ice cream maker (let us know when it’s ready, we sure do scream for ice cream!).
1. Counter space is prime kitchen real estate.
Don’t let just any old thing get a spot on your kitchen counter. Are your barely-used cook books stashed there? Have a stack of paperwork on the bar? Find another home for the seldom used items on your kitchen counters.
2. Get drawer dividers for your utensils.
Do you keep a caddy for wooden spoons, spatulas, tongs, etc. next to your stove? Most kitchens have a drawer or two in that area. If you think you have too much to fit in the drawer, try using drawer dividers. Making sure everything is visible and in its own spot in the drawer will ensure you can find what you need while cooking – all without taking up counter space.
3. Move the fruit bowl to the table.
Housing your fruit bowl on your table makes for more easily accessed fruit and an attractive center piece. That’s a win win situation if we ever saw one.
4. Find another home for seldom used appliances.
That stand mixer might be heavy, but if you don’t use it at least once a week, into a cupboard it should go. The same goes for all other appliances you don’t use at least that often.
5. Take another look around your kitchen.
Every kitchen has the same basic necessities, but we are all different in our needs. Take another look around and find another home for anything else you don’t use daily or weekly.
Housing less items on our kitchen counters ensures they are clear for whatever we might need them for – whether that is a good scrubbing or space to chop up a mess of vegetables for the burgers you have out on the grill. Have another tip for a clutter-free kitchen? Let us know!