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Webado Webada

Haha, 10 months later here I am again. In the past couple of weeks I've made huge strides in decluttering closets, drawers and a load of paper. There's more.

But what I'm having a hard time with is the kitchen counter. I don't have a lot of counter space, the biggest stretch is over the peninsula and it's not very big. The other counters are taken up by the coffee maker on one side of the sink and dish drainer, toaster, can opener and utensil holder on the other side going into the corner. No place in the cupboards to hide anything. Forget about an appliance garage LOL

There's always a box of cookies or pastries, a loaf of bread, a bowl of fruit and a banana tree right on top of the peninsula. This is all in full view. I keep scrambling my brains to find a solution to this clutter and come up empty. I'd like a big bread box to stash away the bread and pastries or cookies, but I've not yet found the right size. It needs to be long and not too tall. There's no cupboard where it's convenient to put them. Or maybe I need to rethink the cupboards ... And just when I tidy it up a bit, in HE comes with yet another big box of pastries or cookies, bananas and avocado from Costco that will stay right there for a week. Story of my life ...

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susandawntucker

Webado webada-- I have a small kitchen too. Been here 7 years and just figured out to move my plastic ware -tupperware, etc. out of the large corner cabinet to another cabinet and I love it. Try rearranging. If it doesn't work, change it again in a couple of weeks. Also, if you have an island with nothing on the end, you can put a towel rod or even 2, and then use hooks to hang baskets, utensils, or anything else you can think of there.

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Webado Webada

I don't actually have another cabinet: one corner cabinet is for pots and pans, the other is for tupperware. Otherwise all I have is the pantry on the opposite wall, and it's full. A lot is my hubby's spices and oils and sauces and whatnots. Not allowed to touch them. My problem now is with the foodstuff on top of the counter. It just never disappears LOL

My peninsula ends close to the place where the fridge door opens, so nothing can go there.


It's really that I hate stuff to be in full view, just like a hate open shelves.


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