A kitchen with clear counters will serve you well. Not only does it look sharp, but it will quickly open up more space for you to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get started.
Create zones based on how you use your kitchen
Use Medium Bins or Wire Baskets to group essential items by zone — a cooking zone for pots, pans, and utensils, a prep zone for cutting boards, knives, and measuring cups, a coffee zone with mugs, spoons, and sweeteners. This approach will ease tension in your routines and prepare you to restore everything to its proper home during clean up.
Use trays to organize miscellaneous items you want to keep handy
A set of Nesting Trays for olive oil, salt, and garlic. A tray for dish soap and a sponge. By adding a tray to key locations, you’re intentionally giving every item a home. Plus, wiping down your countertops will become a breeze.
When storing items always consider proximity and frequency of use
Think about how you flow through your space: could your dishes be closer to the dishwasher to make unloading a little easier? Think about how frequently you access certain items: do those large serving platters you use twice a year need to be so easily accessible? If you have limited space, consider relocating items that aren’t used regularly to a bin or basket in a nearby closet.
Make the most of unused space with a set of Shelf Risers
Shelf Risers are the unsung heroes when it comes to kitchen storage. They are a quick and easy way to double the surface area on counters, in cabinets, or any open shelving area while keeping everything accessible.