In my kitchen, because I don’t have a vast amount of counter space, I have to organize well. I achieve this by trying to keep things I use a lot corralled in one spot.
Below I have a faux plant with various kitchen cleaners. Dish soap, hand soap and a baking soda mixture by Mrs. Meyers that I use to clean the sink.
I could arrange them on the counter without the tray. But it looks nicer grouped together in the galvanized container.
Below are my open cabinets I took the doors off of in the springtime.
People ask me whether I mind dusting the shelves. Actually I very seldom do. I don’t notice the dust so I’m not going looking for it.
Adding Decor With Faux Plants:
Another faux plant in a wooden container, which gives texture, are grouped with my utensils.
Lately wood has been what I look for as a vessel when shopping. The patina of the wood looks good paired with other materials. And I especially like to add wood in a white kitchen.
I’ve had the nested herb boxes for years. I use them all over my apartment. This particular one lost its hook, so I use it here for K-cups for my coffee.
Next to the wooden box is a little mortar and pestle set I picked up at Homegoods for around $6-$7. I’d been looking for a set for some time, but the ones I happened upon were always bigger.
I constantly rearrange things on the countertops. But the two boho style cutting boards stay in place because I think they good look together. So far they’ve stayed in this one spot.
Recently I added a little cow creamer to visually balance the wood tray.
Grouping Things Together Is The Key To Organization:
I keep my knives, kitchen scales and a red manual Kitchenaid can opener grouped together.
The red can opener was in the utensil pitcher, but it kept falling to the bottom. This way I can grab it quickly when I need it.
I love how my spices are right where I need them when cooking. Having them gathered on the wall is so efficient.
The wooden cutting boards I use on a regular basis are here on the counter. And the rest of them are hanging on the wall on the other side of the refrigerator.
I like to collect various shaped cutting boards.
If I happen upon some well priced little white pumpkins I’ll add them to the scales for fall interest. Trader Joe’s usually has them in the fall months.
The smaller your kitchen, the more you will need to organize and corral items you regularly use.
Adding small touches of decor gives your kitchen a cozy look.
I find lots of kitchen inspiration on Pinterest. Here is the link to my kitchen board.
Almost daily I work on my Pinterest boards. I like to make sure I don’t have duplicate photos by deleting photos regularly. And I try to make sure the links go somewhere you can actually click to.
By devoting a lot of time to my Pinterest boards the photos stay current and relevant.
Magazines have gotten very expensive, so Pinterest is where I store what interests me visually.
It helps that I just happen to be a very organized person in general.