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The Only 4 Things That Belong on Your Kitchen Counter


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Here are the top recommendations from a few professional organizers for achieving that surprisingly hard sweet spot between functionality and neatness for your counters. 

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Appliances You Use Every Morning (or Most Nights)

If you’re short on space, prioritize the items you use religiously in the morning, like a coffee maker, kettle, or toaster. 

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Utensils You Use Every Day

If you use it on a daily basis, then it deserves a designated spot on your countertop. Opening the same drawer over and over is annoying.

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Essential Cooking Ingredients

Add a small turntable to your counter for your most commonly used spices and oils. Plus, you can decant into pretty jars!

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Certain Non-Kitchen Items 

Since you spend so much time in the kitchen, keep any non-kitchen items you need a daily reminder about on your counters, like your vitamins. 

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