Don’t we all dream of that clutter-free kitchen? At least for me personally, I always feel that the kitchen is one the hardest room to keep clean and organized.
Papers and keys are left on the counter, the kid’s toys have magically found their way all over the floor, and of course, there are ALWAYS dishes that need to be done.
And let’s be honest. If you’re anything like me your kitchen will probably never be 100% organized and spotless all the time, BUT if you want to, you can have a clutter-free kitchen!
You might find it hard at first, but it is possible to keep your kitchen clutter-free and organized. Check out these 8 EASY tips for a clutter-free kitchen.
Tips for making it easier to have a clutter-free kitchen.
1.Wipe down. Always be sure you wipe down your kitchen counters with a suitable cloth every evening and give that sink a fast scrub, so you can start the next day with all clean kitchen surfaces. The last thing you want is having to clean the counters early in the morning before you can pack the kids lunches.
I know it’s a pain, but if you don’t… Unfortunately, the dirty dishes will still be there in the morning! Just get the dishes in there, and be done with it. Most likely you will be so happy you did, when you get up the next morning.
2. Empty the dishwasher.I always make sure to empty the dishwasher every morning before eating breakfast. This is probably one of the best tips if you want to keep your kitchen counter clutter-free. If you start off the day with an empty dishwasher, you’re probably more likely to actually put the dirty dishes in there throughout the day –> and keeping your kitchen counters clutter-free!
3. Don’t store things on your kitchen counter. If you really want a clutter-free kitchen, you should think about storing most of your kitchen items in your kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers. Only keep your most loved kitchen items and decor out on open shelves, and you might consider storing your things in nice containers/glass jars for an overall tidier look. Organize and declutter your kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers, to be sure to maximize your kitchen storage.
4. Have a junk drawer – you need it! Even the most clutter-free kitchens usually have some clutter! It’s ok to have that one place to stash various miscellaneous stuff you just don’t know where to store… yet! Having a junk drawer can actually help you keep visible clutter in your kitchen to a minimum.
But be sure to have just one drawer, and make sure to go through it every one in a while and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. If the drawer becomes too messy, consider using a junk drawer organizer to organize and tidy it up.
5.Store kitchen appliances somewhere else. Kitchen appliances that are large, or that you rarely use should be stored somewhere else than your kitchen counters. The appliances that you only use once or twice a year can be stored in your pantry, or somewhere else you have extra storage.
For smaller appliances( you use more often), store them in a cabinet or drawer that’s nearby. That way they are easy to locate when you actually need to use them.
I actually store my amazing coffee machine in a drawer, along with some coffee cups and coffee pods. I love that it’s easy to find when I need it, but it’s not taking up space and creating visual clutter on my kitchen counters.
6. Remove anything that doesn’t belong in the kitchen. It usually just happens right? Everything just seems to find its way into the kitchen! Especially the kitchen counters often have a magical way of attracting a collection of different things like the mail, the kids’ homework, purses, keys, and the list goes on!
The easiest way to avoid this is to try to make it a habit, not to place anything on your kitchen counters — just place the items where you know they belong straight away!
7. Organize paper clutter. Make it a habit to organize and store those papers that always gather on the kitchen counter either with a home binder or maybe consider having a stackable paper tray on your kitchen counter or somewhere nearby. Try to always remember not to leave papers on the counter, store them where they should be right away.
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8. Reduce your kitchen decor – I know you probably love your all your decor items, I know I sure do, but too many knick-knacks everywhere on your kitchen counters cause a lot of extra visual clutter.
Try keeping only a few favorite decor items on your counters. If you have many items you really like, maybe you can come up with a rotation system? Or swap out the decor before each new season.
Hopefully, you enjoyed these easy tips for keeping your kitchen clutter-free.
Be sure to comment down below if you want to share YOUR favorite tips for keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free!