Learn how to turn your kitchen counters from a catchall to an organized and function space.
My family and I recently moved down to sunny Delray Beach, Florida. Back in 2010, we took a trip to Orlando and really just fell in love with the feel and environment of the state. From that point on, all our daydreams were about living down in Florida near the beach. Fast forward six years later and the dream has become a reality. We live within a mile from the beach and all types of restaurants and quaint shops.
It’s been a whirlwind moving all our belongings down here and finding a charming place to stay. Since we owned our home for 7 years, we’ve opted to rent instead of buy. The apartment development where we live is situated on a lake complete with geese and long bridges that are great for taking strolls. I love to organize and also inject a bit of my personality as well.
When you have two little ones, organization is something that I have to implement to keep my sanity. The kitchen is the first thing people see when they walk into our home, so I wanted to make sure it looks bright, inviting and organized. Here’s a few tips that I’ve found help me to maintain tidy and attractive kitchen countertops.
I don’t have anything against dishwashers, but it can be a bit of a hassle to reach down and open the dishwasher to get the dishes out. Also, I want to make it easy for my young children to reach up and grab a cup to pour their own juice or get their own plates. I still like to wash dishes by hand because I know for certain that the dishes are completely clean, and I love the easy access.
If you have certain colors that you want to stand out, the dish rack can be unexpected way to punch up the color in your kitchen. I chose turquoise and peach because of the way these colors naturally compliment each other.