Whether you’re a gourmet cook or a master of the microwave, everyone spends a good chunk of their day in and out of the kitchen. Throughout the course of the day and all these trips, it’s easy to take a look around eventually and find that your kitchen counter is a disaster area. Cluttered kitchen counters tend to stay that way, because you just don’t know where to start or what to do with everything. If you’ve found yourself staring at a disaster of a kitchen lately, we’ve got some tips to help you clean it up, and keep it clean.
Put Away The Small Appliances
Your small appliances that you use once a week and then forget about probably don’t need to be stored on the counter. They are best tucked away inside a cabinet to save yourself some valuable countertop space. If you use that coffee maker or the toaster several times a day, it’s fine to keep them out, but anything you only use once in a blue moon should be out of sight and off your counter.
Look Into Other Storage Options
If you have a small kitchen, or just don’t know what to do with all your extra clutter, you can look into helpful storage options such as:
- Shelving units
- Ceiling racks
- Rolling islands
- Storage rods
With a little creativity, the possibilities are truly endless when you utilize these options to help take the clutter off your counter and put it somewhere else.
Have A Place For Everything
Everything in your kitchen should have a designated place, from your saucepans to your can opener. Having a specific spot for everything makes it easier to put things away. If something doesn’t have a place, you’re more likely to just throw it on the counter because you don’t know what else to do with it. If you have a designated place for everything, you have less of an excuse to leave it out on the counter and in your own way.
Actually Clean Your Counter
You bake and chop and season and do so many other things on your counter, so it’s bound to collect its fair share of crumbs and spills over the course of a day. The key to making sure your counter is clean, is to, well, clean it. Depending on what your countertops are made of, there are certain ways you should clean them to keep them looking nice. From vinegar to baking soda to just normal dish soap, the method you use is going to depend on what kind of countertop you have. If you’re in the market for new countertops, you should be sure to do your research before you commit to anything so you know what you’re getting into, and whether you can keep up with the maintenance they require.
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