The 2019 Kitchen Organization Challenge: Week 2 Kitchen Counter is on! Perhaps this is the easiest section to organize. Or not!
Most of the time I see kitchen counters being used as a mail station or drop off zone for miscellaneous items on a daily basis. I get it! It’s the most convenient place to leave something which is often intended for temporary drop off. But somewhat the temporary turn daily and the worst, it becomes a habit. When this happens keeping the kitchen counter organized becomes a daunting task.
At home, everything we get from the mail goes straight to my office desk. You can read the mail organization post here. For other items, we make it a habit of placing them immediately where they belong. The amount of time putting the miscellaneous items on the kitchen counter and putting it where it belongs is quite the same so, might as well do the latter and avoid doing it twice.
WHAT ARE THE ITEMS I KEEP ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER
Since moving to this house about 18-months ago, I’ve changed things up in our kitchen. I even completed a DIY kitchen makeover project in three weeks with $600 budget. Read the post here. The most recent update in the kitchen are the hardware units. I replaced the stainless steel with gold-tone last month, and I super love it.
I have to admit that keeping our kitchen organized started with a trial and error. Style and preferences have changed over time. What needed on the counter a few months ago are no longer needed now. It can be tucked in in one of the cabinets, and it works perfectly — for example, the tea bags, I used a small acrylic organizer which I stationed on the counter. But a few weeks ago, I found a ceramic organizer that I can fit in the upper cabinet.
As we speak, the items visible on our kitchen counter are ceramic bowl where we keep tangerines, greenery, hand soap, paper towel, instant pot, cutting boards, and tools (contained in crocks). The lesser items on the counter, the better.
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BEST ORGANIZERS FOR KITCHEN COUNTER
The organizers on the list are the same or similar to what I currently use on our kitchen counter.
Every home has a unique space. Every one of us is in a different situation or season of life. Embrace what you have now. Enjoy your journey. Stop the comparison game because my friend, we all know it’s a thief of joy.
If you missed the Kitchen Organization Challenge: Week 1 Upper Kitchen Cabinets post, you can read it HERE.
SHARE YOUR WEEKLY PROGRESS TO AN ORGANIZED KITCHEN!
I would love to see your weekly progress to an organized kitchen from this challenge! Share the photos of your kitchen on insta stories and tag @organizedneat.