Is it an uphill to declutter kitchen countertops?
Smaller kitchens tend to have smaller cabinet spaces.
In such cases, the kitchen counter-tops provide extra storage space. Ever wondered why the counter-tops from our favorite sitcoms are so busy? Real kitchens have a space challenge sometimes (there’s your answer!).
I prefer my kitchen counter-tops less busy, but it is not always practical.
Declutter kitchen countertops – first step
It easy to let things sit on the counter-top because it is accessible.
The kitchen is the busiest space in the home, therefore you need to be intentional about what belongs there. From there on, investing in a few organizers will reward your efforts to declutter kitchen countertops.
Popular Kitchen Countertop Organizers
Kitchen countertop organizers are as old as the hills. It is easy to overlook some everyday items that could save our sanity. They are your best bet if you dream of organized kitchen countertops 🙂
Kitchen Canister Sets & Food Storage Containers
Home Basic 4 Piece Ceramic Canister Set with Spoon, RedPolder Stainless Steel Window Canister Set with LidsOggi 4-Piece Acrylic Canister Set with Airtight Lids and Acrylic Spoons-Set Includes 1 each 28oz, 38oz, 59oz, 72ozAnchor Hocking Palladian Glass and Stainless Steel Canister Set with Airtight Lids, Cherry, 4-Piece SetAmerican Atelier 3 Piece Vintage Canister Set, BlackCanister Set Stainless Steel – Beautiful Canisters for Kitchen Counter, 8-Piece Medium Sized with Glass Lids and measuring cups
Kitchen canister sets are a neat way to put necessities on the counter.
It’s either them, or cereal boxes and teabags taking up more space.
I have the 3-piece Tupperware canister set for my coffee condiments.
I must say that because they are not labeled, it is irritating to have to open each to see if it contains what I need. It happens often that the wrong lid goes to the wrong container afterward.
The same thing applies to bigger food storage containers.
They are handy for storing cereals, cookies, and pasta.
With these nifties, you are one step closer to decluttering your kitchen countertops.
Get a coffee mug display rack
Bamboo Mug Tree Rack Stand with 6 Storage Hooks, Hold and Dry Large Coffee Mugs or CupsStylish Steel Mug Tree Holder Organizer Rack Stand (Black)Wine Glass, Cup & Mug Kitchen Stand Holder in White FinishIMUSA USA A120-22181T Espresso Coffee Cup Set with Rack 8-Piece, YellowZehui Mug Rack Kitchen Hanging Organizer Rack Mug Storage Holder 8-Hook Under-the-Shelf White6 Hook Under-Shelf Black Metal Mug Rack, Coffee Cup Holder
A coffee mug display rack takes up very little space.
Compare that to the space that 6-9 mugs would have taken in the cupboard.
A smaller kitchen may not afford to have a dedicated mug space.
The undershelf type racks are even better. They use the airspace between the cupboard shelf and your kitchen countertop.
Maximize the microwave oven space
HOMFA Kitchen Microwave Oven Rack Shelving Unit,2-Tier Adjustable Stainless Steel Storage ShelfAISHN Metal Microwave oven Rack /shelf Kitchen Shelves Counter and Cabinet Shelf (Black)Dazone Metal Microwave Oven Rack shelf Kitchen Counter and Cabinet Shelf (Black)Microwave Oven Shelf, YIFAN Dish Rack Kitchen Organizer Counter Cabinet Storage Shelf – Black
If you are looking for more ways to organize the kitchen counter clutter, then the microwave oven rack shelf is a piece of genius!
It accommodates other items like the canisters, plates, and saucers. In fact, it is not necessary to use this way at all.
You can find any other space for it on your countertop. This way your clutter issues would be gone in an instant.
If your intention is to declutter kitchen countertops, then this is a must-have.
A 2-tier shelf rack would be ideal if the space above your microwave allows it.
Mountable Spice Racks
Francois et Mimi Mountable Spice Rack and Holder, BlackSpace Saving Wall Mountable Sturdy Construction 3-Tier Spice Rack Pantry Organizer in BlackSet of 2 Wall Mounted Dark Brown Torched Wood Finish Spice Racks, Kitchen Storage Shelves
Odds and ends like spices cannot afford to have space in the cupboard when space is an issue. They end up landing on the countertop.
Organize the kitchen countertops by investing in wall mountable spice racks. Kitchen walls tend to be under-utilized. The beauty of it is that you can get as many as your wall can accommodate. Some homeowners mount them on hollow cabinet or pantry doors as well.
Last, but not least – have a junk drawer
A junk drawer will provide space for stuff that you cannot quite throw away, yet have no space for in the kitchen. In as much as it will remove these from the countertops, the drawer also needs to stay organized. The article below may help:
I’ve scratched the surface on ways to declutter kitchen countertops, It is a start though, and I hope that you find the article useful.
Happy Home Organizing!