Countertops tend to become unauthorized landing zones for random household items that don't have a proper home. Kathryn from WhatsUpMoms shared her own frustration with tips for how to reconfigure your storage to keep odds and ends in their own space.
Purging unused items in counter drawers frees up space for other commonly used items during one of the video's first steps. "So now it's a functional junk drawer," the narrator explained after lining the drawer with easy-to-sort compartments.
If kitchen counters are your problem, Martha Stewart shares many of her unique solutions. These include storing frequently used items in clear glass jars and hanging pots and pans. For a stylish solution, she suggests keeping common items like salt, pepper and olive oil displayed on an elevated cake stand.
HGTV tackles bathroom counter messes with tips, including wall storage. "Choose soap dispensers and toothbrush holders that attach to the wall rather than sitting on the countertop, which frees up space around the sink," according to the guide. The article also suggests storing loose items in canisters and arranging toiletries in on collective trays.
Whatever your counter issue, keep these tips around for more effective and preventive cleaning.