Your kitchen countertops are where your life’s business gets done. They’re where you set your cup of coffee while scanning your iPad every morning. They’re where you set the mail, prep the meals and help the little ones with their homework. It’s where your family gathers to talk, plan and prepare for its days.
It’s no wonder, then, that your kitchen countertops are often cluttered with all the artifacts of your daily living. Mail piles up, homework gets left overnight and dishes air dry instead of getting put away after dinner.
It’s enough to make you wish you had a plan for de-cluttering your kitchen countertops. Well now you do:
Have an at-home “inbox”
You know how well an inbox works in your office, right? Well, the same principles can apply in your kitchen. Put a basket on the counter and make sure that it’s where you put your mail, notes from your kids’ teachers and other daily correspondence. Having it all in one pile will go a long way toward keeping your counters clean and orderly.
Wash dishes as you go
Dirty dishes and those that have been washed and left on the counter to dry are probably the most common causes of cluttered counters. One way to address this is to wash the dishes as you go, and then dry them and put them away immediately. Not only does this shorten your after-dinner clean-up routines, but it also keeps dishes from piling up on your limited counter space.
Sometimes a simple hook can go a long way toward helping you de-clutter. Install hooks in the ceiling from which you can hang your pots and pans. Put some hooks on the inside of your cupboards and use them to hang towels and even some utensils. Accessorizing your kitchen with hooks is a simple way to de-clutter.
Have a junk drawer
Sometimes there simply isn’t a place to put something, so it gets left on the counter and creates clutter. The best place for these items is in a junk drawer, a place where anything and everything can live so it’s out of site.
Clean your countertops every night
If you clean your natural stone kitchen countertops every night, you’ll be forced to clean up the clutter. And why wouldn’t you? Natural stone countertops–like those available through Arch City Granite & Marble, look great. So de-clutter and enjoy them!