Kim Riddell of Regency Mortgage has shared this with me
4 Ways to Cut Kitchen Clutter
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s also home to a lot of clutter. Resolve to bring order to your kitchen once and for all with these tips.
1. If you have blank space on the walls, consider adding a few open shelves. They provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday dishes and staples, like the coffee canister or cookie jar, within easy reach.
2. Instead of adding to the chaos of lack of counter space, designate a specific “drop zone” for items that find their way into the kitchen each day, like mail, paperwork or electronics.
3. Extend the “everything in its place” mentality to another kitchen staple: the dishtowel. Instead of leaving it on the counter, install a towel bar, towel ring or hook to the side of a cabinet or island to create a spot for it to hang.
4. Upgrade your pantry by adding pullout baskets and shallow drawers. Curved cradles can turn an ordinary shelf into a beverage storage center, allowing you to store bottles on their sides. And instead of wasting the space on the back of the door, install a slim, vertical storage system to provide a spot for plastic wrap, aluminum foil and other awkward-sized kitchen must-haves.
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