While our countertops might seem like the ultimate catch-all, the truth is, they deserve better treatment. From avocado toast to cold brew coffee, we’re all about that Instagram-worthy lifestyle, so it’s high time we gave our kitchen counters the respect they deserve.
Here’s the scoop on the countertop mistake – 10 things to keep off!
10. Paper Clutter:
The days of paper cluttering your kitchen counters are over. Invest in a paperless system, and promptly file or digitize important documents.
9. Unused Small Appliances:
That waffle maker you got as a gift? If you’re not using it regularly, it’s time to find a cupboard for it.
8. Dirty Dishes:
Cleanliness is key. Dirty dishes should never accumulate on your countertops. Make it a rule to wash and put away dishes immediately after use.
7. Unfinished DIY Projects:
While you’re a DIY enthusiast, your kitchen is not a workshop. Finish your projects elsewhere and clear your workspace promptly.
6. Expired or Unused Ingredients:
A cluttered pantry is no different from a cluttered countertop. Dispose of expired items and organize your ingredients efficiently.
5. Too Much Décor:
Your kitchen should feel chic, not chaotic. Keep decor minimal, opting for carefully chosen pieces that enhance your kitchen’s aesthetic.
4. Overly Complex Coffee Stations:
Coffee aficionados, we get it, but your countertop coffee station doesn’t need to rival a cafe. Keep it clean and functional.
3. Piled-up Mail:
Bills and junk mail are clutter culprits. Tackle them immediately and set up a system to prevent paper buildup.
2. Excessive Gadgets:
While we love our gadgets, they can quickly overcrowd our countertops. Select the essentials and stow the rest.
1. Pet Supplies:
As pet lovers, we adore our furry companions, but their food and water dishes don’t belong on our countertops. Designate a dedicated pet zone.
By keeping these 10 items off your countertops, you’ll create a workspace that reflects your polished image and enhances your overall kitchen experience.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.