Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kitchen Counters

Here are a few things I keep on my kitchen counters....


I find we eat a lot more fruit if we see it often.  So I try to keep fruit that lasts longer, like apples and oranges, on the counter instead of in the fridge.  I use this three tier platter from IKEA.  I like it because it is easy to clean.  You can even take it apart and wash it in the dishwasher if needed.


Usually, I keep the white drying rack in one sink.  It's out of the way, and ready to air dry dishes anytime. 


The brown drying rack has a white baby bottle drying rack on top of it.  In our house, we use a lot of bottles and sippy cups.  I find it easier to hand wash these items rather than throwing them in the dishwasher.  After the bottles are washed and fully dried, I put them away in a cupboard to minimize clutter.


I used IKEA containers on the side of the kitchen cabinets for plant hangers.  I love the way these containers brighten up our kitchen!


I received these canisters as a wedding gift a few years ago and they are great homes for pasta, rice and flour.  Another essential at our house are cookies!  The clear cookie jar has a sealing lid that stops the cookies from drying out.  I like the fact that it is clear so I can easily tell when it needs to be refilled.  


By the stove, I like to keep cooking utensils within reach.  I've had the white containers for years, and don't even remember what store they came from.  The red container is a flower pot I re-purposed to hold smaller utensils.  I like the color this small pot adds to the kitchen, but the poor thing is always getting knocked over, spilling utensils everywhere!  I'm hoping to create a new solution this week to solve my problem!

What do you keep on your kitchen counters?


Sandra

2 comments:

  1. You just commented about the closet on Pinterest (I am Terri, the one who has photos of pins in my closet; I have to be anonymous here since i don't have any of the accts offered.).

    I had to stop by your blog to check it out and find that I love your style: simple IS pretty! Especially when we boy moms have chaos running around (I have 3 in double digits). I find when I can control some things in my life: my closet, my organization, etc, that my behavior is more controlled when the boys throw me curve balls! :)

    Totally agree with the fruit idea: I keep a bowl filled with fruit on the table or have healthy snacks out when they walk thru the door after school. They are less quick to raid the pantry for poptarts. :)

    Looking forward to following your blog, as I just subscribed.

    Take care, Terri

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    1. Terri,

      Thank you so much for your comment and your kind words! I can't wait to try your idea of putting photos of pins in my closet for inspiration.

      I totally agree that a little organization in areas of life can make dealing with the uncontrolled issues easier to handle when they come along.

      I appreciate you subscribing and your feedback! Hope to talk to you again soon!

      Take care,
      Sandra

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