Posted in Kitchen Organization, Timely Tips

Kitchen Counter Clearing

I don’t know about in your home, but part of my kitchen counter (in several sections) is like a magnet for stuff. To control my own behavior, about five years ago, I placed a shade-loving house plant right in the middle of it. Still challenged, I added a Revere-style bowl on the side, which somehow draws various papers and small items. I work at clearing it often.

What are your challenges? Is there a pile of paper, or two, or even more, on your kitchen counter? How to tame it/them? Are bills mixed in? If so, you might place them in a napkin holder, in due date order. Other important papers? If space allows, put them in a manila file folder, in date order, or in order of importance, or whatever works – to save time, space and brain power. Remember that physical clutter = mental clutter.