Thursday, March 02, 2006

Kitchen Counters

I'm doing well with this limited computer thing. :) I've got 98% of my chores done for the day! So, I decided to treat myself to some blog time. :)

I have a galley kitchen. This galley kitchen has 3 counter spaces. The first space holds the microwave, the coffee pot and the paper towels. I've been able to keep up with that space and fulfilled my desire to have nothing sitting on top of the microwave. I don't like the cluttered look of using the top of the microwave as a storage space. Then there's my sink. After my sink is the next counter space. This holds my glass sugar canister, the butter dish, the salt shaker and the toaster oven. This, I've been able to keep up, but it's the main work station, so it gets a lot of use, and sometimes becomes a catchall for dirty dishes and recyclables. Overall, I keep up on it fairly well. Then there's my stove. After that is the 3rd counter top. This is the bain of my existance. I'm having a hard time keeping it tidy. Today, I cleaned it off, but it still houses the onion basket, the fruit basket, the vintage kitchen scale (that I do use), a catch-all canister for coupons and boxtops, a plastic container of almonds, dog buiscuts, and whatever else can claim a spot there. I dislike cluttered countertops, so I'm trying to find ways to declutter this one. So far no good. I'll just have to keep thinking.


1 comment:

Mrs.B. said...

I keep my dog biscuits in a pretty see through canister on the counter. I'm like you in that I like my counter tops clear of also makes it easier to keep clean. The almonds could go into the fridge because nuts keep better in the fridge anyway. (o: