De-Cluttering Your Kitchen Countertops—The Do’s and Don’ts

Remove Unused Appliances

Kitchen countertops are often used to store small appliances, but that makes everything look cluttered and unkempt. So what should you keep on top, and what shouldn’t you? Here are a couple of suggestions.

Remove Unused Appliances

A countertop could look so much neater and cleaner if you remove appliances you don’t use all the time.

For example, a blender you use once a month shouldn’t have a permanent home on your countertop. It will only collect dust and make the surface look cluttered, especially when other items may be more useful being out there.

Keep Spices Off the Countertops

Spices are supposed to have an intense flavor. But keeping them right on the surface, especially near an oven or stove top, can make them degrade and lose their flavor over time.

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It’s not the best idea to keep them on the surface where the sunlight and hot cooking surfaces can make them lose their taste—it may actually be affecting the taste of your dinner!

Knives Are Meant for the Drawers

Knife blocks and other decorative holders may look really nice when you put them on the countertops, but is that really the safest place? It’s not.

This is especially important if you have children in the house, particularly those who are tall enough to reach items, but still aren’t ready to keep themselves out of harm’s way.

Electronics Are Not Safe on the Surface

It may be useful to have certain electronic devices, such as your phone or Alexa, handy on the countertop, but is it smart?

Something can go terribly wrong if you keep your electronics there because they are vulnerable to splatter and other unfavorable situations.