No matter what our best intentions are for keeping things tidy around the house, kitchen countertops have a way of becoming cluttered, however big or small they are. That’s because our kitchens truly are the heart of the home–and that means a lot of foot traffic, a lot of gathering for eating, socializing, working, and doing homework, and a lot of “I’ll pick that up later.” Because we love a clean, organized house, we’ve honed a few helpful ways to keep clutter off kitchen countertops–and we think you’re going to love them as much as we do. Read on to help your kitchen look neat and tidy, starting with your countertops.
Prioritize your cooking needs
If you frequently cook in your kitchen, it’s important to prioritize your cooking needs when decluttering your countertops. The last thing you need is to be searching for your favorite cooking tools when time is tight and you’re famished after a long day! If there are tools you reach for regularly when cooking, keep them within reach. That can mean keeping your favorite cooking tools and utensils in a utensil crock on the counter, or leaving your food processor or blender out. Give prime countertop real estate to your most-used items, and put the rest away out of reach–and out of sight, if at all possible.
Pare down duplicates
While we’re on the subject of utensils, it’s important to pare down duplicates (or triplicates!) when trying to keep clutter off your countertops. How many wooden spoons or spatulas do you really need? How about that array of whisks? If there are items that you have more than one of, consider donating them. The less items you have in your kitchen, the less clutter you’ll eventually accumulate on your kitchen counters.
Allocate space to your top appliances only
Toasters, blenders, mixers, food processors, coffee makers– these days, appliances are ubiquitous in kitchens. But as much as we love them and can’t imagine life without them, they can take up valuable counter space and lead to cluttered looking countertops. Instead of leaving numerous appliances out all the time, keep only the ones you use daily on your counters. You may be surprised at how much space you reclaim–and when your appliances aren’t competing with other countertop items, your counters instantly look less cluttered.
Make the switch to elevated cleaning products that do it all
Countertop clutter can sneak up in myriad ways, but one of the most common sources of clutter is having multiple bottles in different sizes, shapes, and colors competing for precious space.
By making the switch to natural cleaning products housed in elevated packaging like those from L’AVANT Collective, your counters will look streamlined, elegant, and less cluttered.
To begin, reach for L’AVANT Collective non toxic dish soap, which uses the power of plant-based ingredients to break down grease and dirt and rinse dishes clean. With the refillable white, black, or clear bottles, you can customize the look that best suits your kitchen! Pair it with L’AVANT’s luxury hand soap in a matching or contrasting refillable bottle; the proprietary fresh linen scent will leave hands gently scented and clean without stripping skin of much-needed moisture. Lastly, choose a multi-purpose cleaner made with non toxic natural ingredients that can clean your uncluttered countertops, sink, and wherever else you may need it with just a few spritzes. Like the other eco friendly cleaning products from L’AVANT Collective, this refillable cleaner has a subtle Fresh Linen scent made from essential oils that will leave your tidy kitchen smelling fresh and clean, and it’s safe for the whole family to use–even little hands that want to help clean up!
Wave bye-bye to your knife block
Last but not least, help to keep your kitchen counters decluttered by waving bye-bye to your knife block. Instead, invest in a magnetic knife holder that can keep your favorite cooking knives off the counter, but still well within reach for when you need them.
With just a few simple steps, you can keep your kitchen countertops free from clutter–and with L’AVANT Collective eco-luxe cleaning products, they can be easily cleaned up with non toxic ingredients, as well.