If your family is anything like mine, the countertops in my kitchen become their dumping ground for their belongings. Papers from school, mail, gloves, and toys all seem to end up on my counters. I can’t stand having things on my counters, however, they are definitely hot spots for clutter.
Today we will be organizing and decluttering the countertops in the kitchen. To keep your counters clean, only items that you use every week should be left on them. Your countertops are where you should be able to prepare food and not have to squeeze in between today’s mail, appliances, and other clutter.
Here are some tips for organizing and decluttering your countertops:
- Shoes, coats, and other clothing need to be kept in a closet, mudroom, or porch.
- Toys belong in the toy room, child’s room, or play area.
- Items that are broken or that you are no longer going to be using need to go in the trash. Find a place for everything else.
- Anything that is not for baking, cooking, or serving food needs to go somewhere besides the kitchen
- As you glance around the room, are your walls cluttered? Do you need to organize any shelves? Do you have too many decorations in your kitchen?
- Do you have decorations that you don’t love? If so, let them go!
- Do you have piles of paper? (I do!) Toss all what is outdated (especially magazines and newspapers). Do you have a mail station? (Read how to make one here!)
- Use the countertop that is the least accessible to store appliances.
- If you can, create stations. Examples include putting your Keurig and toaster together to create a breakfast station.
- Can you create a work station near your stove top? That is the ideal place to prepare food.
- Can you add storage using your backsplash with a rod and hooks?
I’m hoping this will be a quick project for you today. After you have organized and decluttered your countertops, clean them and you are done!
What is your favorite tip for keeping your kitchen counters organized and decluttered?
In case you have missed any days in this series, here they are! (Don’t worry you can jump in right where we are in the series and go back later if you want to catch up or just finish out what we’re working on with us! I’m so happy that you are joining us in organizing and decluttering your home!)
Day 12 Update: Day 12: Day 11 Update: Day 11: Day 10 Update: Day 10: Day 9 Update: Day 9: Day 8 Update: Day 8: Day 7 Update: Day 7: Day 6 Update: Day 6: Day 5 Update: Day 5: Day 4 Update: Day 4: Day 3 Update: Day 3: Day 2 Update: Day 2: Day 1 Update: Day 1: