We have had a lot cooking in our kitchen lately, both food wise & décor wise! As most of you know, I am a clean freak and neither Kevin nor I like clutter!
The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where families gather, friends chat and dessert is made delicious! It can also be a place where clutter just seems to form! This week we are wondering what sits on your counters?
Do you like all of your small appliances out, like your toaster, blender, etc? Or are you a less is more kind of person? Or, maybe your counters get cluttered with school work & bills… Do tell!
Here at the Milner abode, we keep most of our small appliances in our cabinets, we figure the real estate on our counters is more important than the items we use every once in a while! So, here is a rundown of the items on our counters…
Coffee Pot (because I use it twice daily)
Coffee Tree (see above)
Utensil & Holder Set
Paper Towel Holder
Dish with Hand Soap, Dish Soap & Microfiber Sponge
Apothecary Jar filled with Dishwasher Tablets
Canisters filled with Sugar, Coffee, Tea, & Gluten Free Flour
Teapot & Trivet
& last but not least… our decorative wire pear!
Alright, so what about you? And while we are on the subject, what are your secrets to keeping a clean & clutter-free kitchen? Do tell us!
Psst… We have a fabulous Gracious Giveaway scheduled for this Monday… you won’t want to miss it!
Also, Check out our new Etsy Shop for handmade decor & more!
Unfortunately our kitchen counters catch the mail clutter. We don’t have any space at our front entry for a table where we could drop mail, purse or keys. So that stuff ends up on the counters. We are also big recyclers. There’s this little counter space as you’re heading into our garage where the recycle bins are kept. Often the kids are to lazy to take the recycling out to the bins so it sits in that space until I come along. :/
Besides that though, I keep all small appliances out of sight. It’s just the utensil basket, toaster, coffee maker (totally necessary!), dish soap/hand soap and 3 canisters for tea, coffee and sugar.
Can’t wait to read about the giveaway Monday! Have a great weekend!!!
Cathy~ We don’t have kids (yet) but I am sure that will be a new task and adventure in our “clean freak” lives over here! Let me know if you have any tips!!
I also don’t like clutter on my counters. I have a utensil holder, fruit bowl, Tassimo machine, and napkin holder on my counters. Everything else is hidden. 🙂
Custom Area Rugs says
I’ve got less counter space than the average travel trailer, so I can’t keep anything out unless it’s bolted to the wall!! 🙁
Oh Really, tough to have the neccessities without the space! How do you make it all work?
Toaster, coffee machine, a wine holder with no wine it it — something that should be resolved immediately — and a fake fern. Can we have a whole article about people who love green in their house, but don’t have the windows to grow plants or have a deep love of bamboo?
Liz~ Thanks for stopping by! I am more than happy to share a post about adding some green and plants in your home without the window space…. stay tuned!