Tips to Free Up Counter Space

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Whether or not you live in a small home, you may find yourself struggling for extra counter space in your home. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, counter space is limited and you are running out of ideas. But there is no need to worry because we have four simple tricks to help you free up counter space. 

Four Tricks to Free up Counter Space

Trick One: Just Look Up. Counter space tends to be limited, but have you ever thought about using your wall space? Installing a shelving system can be just what you need to maximize your home’s storage. Plus, installing a shelf can work in literally any room of your house. From your kitchen’s spices to your bathroom soaps, shelves have you covered from the ceiling to the floors. 

Trick Two: Double-Duty. Doors hold a lot of storage potential and they can help keep your home looking tidy! Install a door organizer to the back of your door to store all different types of items. Your pantry door can hold extra food, your laundry room door can hold detergent, and your garage door can hold cleaning supplies. All you will need to do is group the items into different categories and place them on the appropriate door organizing system. It is a smart idea to keep chemical cleaners outside of the house and in the garage. 

Trick Three: Stack Em’. If you afraid of losing too much counter space, try storing vertically instead of horizontally. Bins and baskets that stack can save you more room than storing them horizontally on top of their countertops. You will want to try and look for stacking systems that can store your household items without sacrificing counter space. 

Trick Four: Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Instead of storing items on top of your valuable counter space, consider stashing them away in hidden places. The area under your beds is a great place to start! Depending on what room you are working on, you will be able to find a lot of nooks and crannies to hide your items. 

We hope you enjoyed these four quick and easy tricks to free up counter space. We are always happy to help.  Check back each week for more posts, updates, and blogs! 

Kitchen-Smart Ways to use Cabinet Drawers

Legacy Models 025In most of the kitchens of yesterday, you needed three drawers: one for silverware, one for other cooking utensils, and one “junk” drawer. Today’s kitchens often offer more sets of drawers than before. But what do you do with these extras? Here are a few suggestions.

Table linens: Placemats, tablecloths and even fabric napkins are making their way to lunch and dinner. A drawer allows you to lay these items flatter, leading to fewer wrinkles.

Serving dishes: Larger plates and platters take up a lot of room on a shelf. Consider storing them in drawers instead, enabling you to look down and select just the right bowl or other containers for a family dinner or party.

P241ots and pans: Deeper drawers are a great place to store frying pans and smaller pots. No need to stack much with a broad base for setting each item in its place.

Plastic containers: One tip, you can store the bases in one drawer and the lids in another, shallower drawer nearby. Everything stays more organized this way and you can take full advantage of your drawer space.

Office or homework supplies: The kitchen island provides a perfect place for completing homework or paperwork. Consider using one of the island drawers to hold your supplies, making it easy to grab a pen or paper clip as needed.

If you take the time to think outside the box when it comes to your kitchen drawers, in no time every one will be full and you’ll wonder how you ever managed in a kitchen without them all!