Kitchen clutter takes away from the enjoyment of the heart of your home. After all, the kitchen is where you likely spend the majority of your time. In your apartments in Chicago, you’re surrounded by the best features a kitchen can offer. Why not make the most of them by avoiding kitchen clutter with these useful tips?
Keep Only Essentials on the Counter
There are certain kitchen items that you use on a daily basis. These include things like spatulas, knives, stirring spoons and spices. Keep these in a large open-mouthed jar on the kitchen counter. Store all other items in drawers and cupboards. If you have appliances that you use on a daily basis, such as a blender for breakfast smoothies or a toaster oven for late night snacks, keep these out on the counter to save time. Otherwise, store kitchen appliances away where they won’t add to kitchen clutter.
Clean Up After Each Meal
One of the most common causes of kitchen clutter is the leftover mess after making a meal. Be sure to stay on top of cleanup. Put away condiment jars after making a sandwich. Put dirty dishes into the dishwasher after a meal, or wash soiled dishes immediately. Arrange sink supplies such as cloths, soap, and scrubbers into a neat area by the faucet. The sooner you clean up kitchen messes, the easier they will be to soak up with a sponge or dishcloth.
Don’t Use the Kitchen Counter as a Desk
Finally, avoid using your kitchen counter as if it were a desk. Paper clutter from mail and junk mail can make your kitchen counter less inviting to make a meal. Instead, place a table near the front door to catch keys, mail and your purse if relevant. If you don’t like the idea of a whole table, hang a wicker basket near the front door to corral keys and mail, so they don’t end up on your kitchen counter.
These are some useful tips to avoid kitchen clutter in your Chicago apartments, although you’ll likely be able to come up with a whole lot more once you see available floor plans. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact us today.