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Quick and Easy Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen Counters

If you really want to appreciate how much your kitchen countertop can work better for you then read on.

This post will help you do this task that everyone puts off doing.

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Remove all of your items from the countertops

Remove everything from your countertops.

Remove everything from your countertops, put it in a box and put the box in another part of the kitchen for now. You don’t have to put it away just yet. All you need to do is to make sure you have enough room to work on the countertops without bumping into anything. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need something right now, throw it into a “maybe box” and move on.

Create three piles: trash, donate, and keep

In order to declutter, you have to know what you have. Create three piles: trash, donate and keep. The keep pile should be the smallest, the donate pile should be larger than the keep pile and the largest pile will be your trash. You need these different categories because sometimes there are items that can’t go in certain places and need to be put into storage for a while or thrown away immediately (such as expired food). If your kitchen doesn’t have enough room for a separate trash can with a lid, place your trash inside one of those grocery bags from Costco so that it doesn’t smell up your whole house when it’s not being emptied every day.

Wipe down the counters with a wet washcloth

Wipe down the counters with a wet washcloth.

If you have a wipeable counter, use a clean, damp cloth to wipe down all surfaces in circular motions. Make sure you don’t use too much water or it will be difficult to dry later.

Organize what you need to keep into small containers 

Organize what you need to keep into small containers or other organizers so that they are not just sitting on your counters taking up space.

The best containers for any kitchen are those that can be opened and closed easily, cleaned quickly, and stored neatly away when not in use. You may also find it helpful to have a few different sizes of each type of container for different types of items—for example, one set for cooking utensils and another for spices. If your kitchen has a lot of drawers or cabinets (or even just one very large drawer), then you might want some larger containers that fit inside those drawers so that there’s room for more items inside them as well.

If the countertop is still looking cramped after all this organizing? Try adding an extra shelf above the stovetop. You will be surprised how much space this can save!

Put the appliances you use on a daily basis front and center

If you want to declutter your kitchen and get rid of the clutter, it’s important to put the appliances you use on a daily basis front and center. This means that they need to be close by and visible. If you use your coffee maker every morning before work, set it so that it’s clearly visible from where you wake up in the morning. This way, even if it doesn’t take long for you to prepare this appliance for use.

Another example would be something like making tea or coffee at night before bedtime. Set these appliances so that they’re visible from where they’re used most often so as not waste any time searching around trying find them first thing in morning when rushing out door!

Add fresh flowers to brighten up your kitchen and makes it feel more open

  • Add fresh flowers to brighten up your kitchen and make it feel more open.
  • Put them in the center of the counter, or along a corner if there’s space.
  • Add a few sprigs of greenery for visual interest, like ferns or small branches.
  • Place an elegant glass vase on top of your flowers for decoration, or use an arrangement with marble or wood as a base instead.

decluttering is easy when you have a plan

Decluttering is easy when you have a plan.

There are many ways to declutter, but there is one key element that makes any method work: planning. You need to know what you have before you can decide what to keep and what to throw away. This is especially true with your kitchen countertops and cabinets because they are the most accessible places for clutter to accumulate in your home. If your counters and cabinets are already overflowing with stuff, then it’s time for some serious decluttering!

As you go through each cabinet, drawer or cupboard look carefully at what’s stored inside them and ask yourself if each item serves a purpose or adds value to your life? If it doesn’t serve a purpose or add value then it should be thrown away or donated immediately so that clutter doesn’t continue building up over time again..


If you follow these steps and are diligent about decluttering your kitchen counters, you’ll be able to reduce the clutter in no time. You’ll feel more comfortable and organized in your home and save money on things that don’t really add value to your life.

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