Remember back in January, week 2 to be precise, when we tackled the entryway? If you are anything like me any free counter space quickly attracts all kinds of clutter. What I quit stashing by the front door, likely found a home on the kitchen counters.
Today your mission is to clear your counters of anything that doesn’t belong.
Take a hard look at your small appliances while you’re at it. Do you have both a coffee maker and a Keurig on the counter? Do you need both? Would one be missed if it were stored somewhere less convenient?
Since I take a lot of photos for this website, I’ve slowly built a stockpile of dishes and cookware that I don’t necessarily need for every day use, but don’t want to box up and hide it in the garage. I found these shelves on Amazon and they work wonderfully. I really didn’t like storing my large enamel dutch oven (it’s heavy) in a lower cabinet, as it was always a pain to get out. Not everyone needs the amount of cookware I keep on hand, but it’s an option if you find yourself short on kitchen storage with a little room elsewhere.
That’s it for this week’s challenge, but if you find yourself with a handful of fiddly odds and ends that you aren’t sure what to do with. Don’t just toss them in the junk drawer, you’ll just be dealing with them next week.
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