11 Clever Ways To Declutter Kitchen Counters

So in honour of a new year and a resolution to get my life into some sort of organized order, I’ve decided to tackle said clutter head on. Thats right. I’ve found some easy solutions and ideas for ways to declutter kitchen counters. You’re gonna love them, I can feel it in my bones!


Check out these creative ways to help declutter kitchen counters!

clever ways to declutter kitchen countertops and keep them organized / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

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Although I hate to admit it,  I actually spend quite a lot of time in the kitchen.

Between the hour long pep talks I give myself each time I know dinner is fast approaching and the act of cooking itself, that’s half my day gone. Just like that.

It’s no surprise then that by the end of of it all, my kitchen counters can look really untidy – and that’s even after I’ve scrubbed them clean.  I have about a million things that ‘temporarily live’ on its surfaces, i.e stacks of papers, books, wires, cookware (you name it, its there!) I tell myself that these are things that need to be there, but who am I kidding?

It’s all just clutter…

So in honour of a new year and a resolution to get my life into some sort of order, I’ve decided to tackle said clutter head on.

Thats right.

I’ve found some easy solutions for ways to declutter kitchen counters. You’re gonna love them, I can feel it in my bones!



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1. CHARGERS/WIRES: Rid your kitchen surfaces of phone or tablet charger wires with this hanging DIY charger station.


declutter kitchen counters by creating a hanging charging station via hometalk / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

via Hometalk


Or build an on counter charging station from wood boards if your plug sockets happen to be on your backsplash (like mine).


Build a charger station to declutter kitchen counters via liluna / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

via Liluna



2. FRESH PRODUCE doesn’t have to live in your standard fruit bowls. You can place  fruits, vegs and/or herbs in a tiered stand like this one (this can also be DIY-ed from baking tins and candles sticks!)


tiered stand for fresh produce helps to declutter kitchen counters via the twenty one / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

Via Two Twenty One


or use recycled planters and attach them to the wall like this. Neat idea huh?


Fresh produce can be stored in recycled planters to help declutter kitchen counters via smart school house / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

via Smart School House


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  1. I do enjoy receiving your posts – like the milk bottle ideas, very handy. But Im posting just this time on our seasonal change here in New Zealand. We have had very high temps resulting in drought conditions – its hard to go outside for too long as NZ has one of the highest
    incidences of skin cancer in the world. I smiled at you wanting to garden now that spring and a little sun has arrived (and I read that your weather has been atrocious), whilst I cannot spend time in my garden because of the heat – where I live we have had no rain for almost four months – we seem to be polar opposites – too hot here – too cold over there! But do keep your posts coming – I enjoy them for the sheer difference and variety. Kate, NZ PS No, Im not a professional weather girl!

    1. Haha loved this kate, it really made me smile so thank you for that. You could have fooled me about being a professional weather girl – you sound like a natural!

  2. I am NOT a fan of having utensil hanging off the bottom cabinet sides. Gross!!! Imagine how much dirt and stuff gets on them especially when sweeping or just walking past. Yuck!!!

    1. Place it inside a cabinet door— use free wooden paint stirrers for the extra thickness so you don’t drill thru your door thickness!

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