Kitchen Organization: What’s On Top of Your Fridge?

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

If you have a tiny apartment kitchen like ours, you know that every available surface, nook, and cranny is put to use in some form. Lately we’ve been eying the top of our fridge and thinking that we could put that space to better use. What do you keep up there?

Right now, the top of the fridge is home to a random collection of rarely-used pans, our slow-cooker, and several half-finished boxes of cereal. There’s no real rhyme or reason for why we keep these things there. Well, except for the slow cooker, which doesn’t really fit anywhere else! Most of the stuff just ended up there out of default because we didn’t have a strong reason to put them anywhere else.

Since the top of the fridge is obviously out in clear site, we’re thinking it would be nice to put things up there that we like to look at. Our cookbook collection, for instance. Or maybe our pretty serving bowls filled with fresh fruit. Possibly some jars of dry ingredients from our pantry.

Then again, we also like the idea of having one – just one! – space completely clear of kitchen paraphernalia. Having an open fridge-top might help our kitchen feel more open and less cluttered.

What do you keep on top of the fridge?

(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)