Today's area from Kathi's eCourse is one that I usually don't have too much trouble keeping clutter free. The kitchen counter top...
But then again, on this particular day, I was able to find homes for 19 things that really don't need to live on my counter.
Once I put each of these items away (and a few items ended up in the giveaway box), I cleared the remaining items off the counter and cleaned all the surfaces.
This is another before picture, but I wanted to show this to point out one thing. See the bananas hanging? Years ago, we put a large cup hook under the counter to keep the bananas off the counter. Honestly, I believe it helps keep the bananas from getting too ripe too quickly. Every now and then, we have a stray banana that doesn't like to stay with the group. Today, I gave that stray banana a new home...
...in the freezer! This will be a great way to have ripe bananas on hand for smoothies or banana bread, yum!
So what did the counter look like once I was done with this challenge?
Ah! And this took me no more than 15 minutes to acheive!
Now some people might ask why my KitchenAide mixer is still on my counter? I use that thing every single week, and I really don't have the cabinet space to store it. Plus, I don't know if you have ever lifted one of those things, but they are heavy! I would rather have it on my counter and use it, than continually have to lift it out of a counter which might prevent me from using it as often.
The great thing about a challenge like this is we are able to tweak somethings to suit our own individual needs.
Stay tuned for Day 4!