A clean and tidy kitchen is achieved, to a large extent, if we manage to have the worktop in order. And keeping the countertop organized can be difficult, especially in small kitchens, where you don’t know where to put utensils and accessories. But there are many tricks to store all the cutlery, crockery, pots, and other appliances that can make life in the kitchen easier.
You must be clear that you cannot use the countertops as if they were a shelf to store things. Or partly yes, but if you do, you must maintain a strict routine of organization and cleaning so that they are always clean and looking good.
KITCHEN AND CLEAN
The first step in keeping your countertop clean is the easiest of all – but also the most tedious. A good trick is the one applied by professional chefs: as they cook, they take advantage of the waiting time to clean the utensils they have used and go over the countertop. You just need to introduce this rule into your routine and you will avoid a very chaotic kitchen.
VERY NEAT SINK
A well-organized sink can become the heart of your kitchen. So… don’t leave the sponges and soap from the sink on the counter! You can have brackets attached to the wall and store cleaning objects there, or a plastic or metal box.
BOOST THE JARS
You can store dry foods, condiments, and just about anything else in mason jars or other containers on your counter. You just have to make sure that the containers close properly, especially if you store food in them. Keeping items in containers helps make them easily accessible, and allows you to get rid of any unsightly or bulky packaging.
You just have to choose the same type of container or ones that are well grouped and put them in a row on the countertop so that they have a clean and organized appearance. Push them against the wall or dash to keep the space in the front clear.
MOVE THE MICROWAVE DOWN
The microwave can take up a lot of counter space, but it’s not the kind of appliance that you can pull out of the closet every time you want to use it. We give you the solution: integrate it into the kitchen furniture.
GIVE BREAD ITS OWN HOME
If you tend to store bread on the counter rather than in the refrigerator, consider storing it in built-in baskets or a kitchen drawer. But be careful with this method … Especially if you have pets!
DISHWARE OUT OF SIGHT
To have the kitchen in perfect order, you should collect the dishes and glasses as soon as you wash them. The dish drainer is one of the most useful accessories. It allows us to have plates and glasses visible and perfectly arranged.
It can also be very practical since after washing the dishes in the sink, it will not be necessary to leave them to dry on a cloth on the worktop.
HANG UP AND YOU WILL WIN
Kitchen utensils, such as ladles or spatulas, can be hung on a small rod, on different hooks. There are some very practical hangers that simply stick with stickers or strips: they are a good option if you don’t want to make holes in the wall.