What is there about kitchen counters that attracts clutter so easily? I hate it but am so guilty of letting it happen. Well, no more! Tonight I totally cleared off my peninsula kitchen counter and decorated it with a simple centerpiece plus a decorative notepad on a stand.
So, this is how I beautified my kitchen counter:
- First, I took 15 minutes to throw away the stuff, like junk mail or food wrappers, that had collected there.
- Next, I put away the items that belonged somewhere:- in drawers, cupboards and rooms other than the kitchen.
- Finally, I cleaned and shined the counter top.
It was time to decorate. I had a clear glass plate left over from the holidays that made a simple tray for my trio of flicker candles. They needed something to add a little “pizzazz” so I grabbed three sparkly red pine cones from a different decoration and put them around the candles. They look really nice, especially with the candles turned on.
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I could have kept it to just the centerpiece, as centerpieces do discourage clutter from collecting. I chose to add one more piece as I always want a notebook at hand to jot down reminders and create my next grocery list. This one has a cover that I like to look at so I put it on a stand as a display. So my kitchen counter has two clutter deterrents!