The kitchen is a major hub of any home. It is where a lot of family time is spent during a get-together. But, how to keep kitchen counters clutter free? Sadly, the kitchen is also a major “drop zone” in our home.
It never fails that everyone comes home with paperwork, the mail, lunch bags. It all just gets tossed on the counter. Kitchen counter organization can sometimes feel like a nightmare. Especially if you don’t have a lot of space or places to store things.
To keep kitchen counters clutter free, there are a few kitchen organizer ideas that you can use. Canisters, letter organizers, and organizers that create cabinet space can help. Here are a few items:
Keep Kitchen Counters Clutter Free Tips
- Designate a Small Space for “Drop Zone” – Find a small corner of your kitchen to have a “drop zone”, if needed. I know it is incredibly hard to keep all the paperwork out of the kitchen. It is nice to have an “easy to find” location. Get a small filing folder or letter holder to keep important letters and documents together.
- Keep the Sink Clean – Keep dishes rotating as best as possible. Especially in the evening. Waking up to a clean sink always feels great and tends to set the “cleaning” mood of the day.
- Utilize Canisters – Put things like sugar and flour in canisters. These can add nice decor to countertop top and keep fine powders from spilling in the pantry. Flour tends to never stay well in a bag.
- Use a Magnet Knife Strip – These are awesome. By keeping knives out of countertop blocks, you’ve created more space. Plus, you can easily see what kind of knives you have for each type of cutting need, and keep little fingers away.
- Only Keep Things You Need Out – Only keep out the kitchen gadgets you use every day. Things like your mixer or coffee maker. Everything else like the slow cooker, surface grill, blender? These can all go under the cabinets.
- No Landing Zone – It’s time to put things away where they belong. Things that don’t belong in the kitchen like toys, tools, hats, DO NOT belong in a kitchen. Get everyone together to help clean up. I find it easy to simply say, “Not on the counter, please”.
- Clean as You Go – A lot of people dread it, but cleaning while you cook really helps. Instead of staring at a pile of dishes after a meal, you will simply have the dining dishes and table to clean.