How to declutter kitchen counters

How to Declutter Kitchen Counters

To declutter kitchen cupboards, you need alternative storage ideas to either free-up existing cabinets and a way to add more storage. Without a walk-in-pantry, it can be difficult.

Let’s review several solutions to declutter kitchen counters:

1. Maximize Corner Cabinet Storage

We tend to shove things in the far end of a corner cabinet and forget about them. Clean out that corner cabinet, keep what you need, then retrofit it with a retractable corner storage system.  By utilizing cupboard storage more efficiently, you can store large counter appliances, making them easily accessible but stored away. To see one, check out this particular kitchen cupboard.

2. Hang Cutting Boards on the Inside of a Cupboard Door

One of the best ways to create space in the kitchen is to use the inside of cupboard doors. Storing your cutting boards on a door frees up space inside the cupboards or counter. If there’s a handy person in your family, you can make your own or check this one out from Bed Bath and Beyond.

3. Install a Vegetable or Fruit Hanging BasketIdeas for Decluttering Kitchen Counters

To declutter kitchen counters with baskets of veggies or fruit, add a tiered hanging basket to your kitchen. They’re practical and decorative. Different colored fruit and vegetables will also contribute to the overall decor of the room. Here’s an affordable three-tiered hanging basket you can check out.

4. Add a Kitchen Island with Storage

If your kitchen doesn’t have a kitchen island, you don’t need to do a full-blown renovation to get one! Kitchen Islands come ready-made and in several different designs and styles. Some even have a bar seating area with chairs. You’ll notice that some have open shelving while others have a combination of open shelving and cupboards like this one.

5. Add a Freestanding Storage Cabinet to Hold Either a Microwave or Coffee Station

Two items that traditionally take up the most space on a kitchen counter are the coffee machine and microwave. If there’s room, add a freestanding storage cabinet to hold one or both items. Some units have cupboards, baskets, shelves and of course, a counter surface. They make a terrific coffee station. Put all coffee and tea items on that unit, making it a place for everyone to get their caffeine fix. Put the mugs, coffee grounds, tea selections, sugar, filters along with a tray of goodies for everyone to enjoy.

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4 thoughts on “How to Declutter Kitchen Counters”

  1. I’ve used a free-standing microwave stand for years. Very handy. It has two shelves below the microwave, which I use for my microwave dish covers, table place mats and my George Foreman Grill.

  2. I definitely need to declutter my kitchen counters! Sure wish I had room for a baker’s rack in my kitchen. It would truly be a handy addition.

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