Clutter on kitchen countertops drives me crazy. Sure, I like having my flour and sugar in decorative jars in plain view. And, I love a good strategically-placed, distinctive cutting board as much as the next girl. But, I don’t want every jar, container, and utensil taking up valuable kitchen counter space. Which is why I’m always on the hunt for clever ways that will show me how to eke out even a few more feet of precious prep space – with no major renovations needed. Heaven really is having meal prep made easier without having to rip out your kitchen and starting over!
Want to reduce the visual chaos on your kitchen counters? It’s easier than you might think to increase your work surface area. Here are 11 solutions from super simple to a tad bit more involved (meaning some DIY work required).
Shauna Younge is a dessert table designer, craft stylist, and writer. As the macaron-addicted editor of Sweet Tooth, she blogs about dessert tables, sweet DIYs, and all things candy. She's also the co-founder of party-centric DIY site, Confetti Pop. She's happily married and happily mama and living in the Twin Cities with her husband and two girls. You can follow her sugar-laced antics on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.