09/20/2011 12:36 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Cleaning Tip: Conquer Kitchen Counter Clutter

The single most important component of an organized kitchen is clutter-free countertops. Countertop real estate is a hot commodity and should be reserved for items used frequently, if not daily. Relocate seldom-used appliances and gadgets to cabinets and drawers. Small items such as vitamins, supplements, and tea boxes have a tendency to accumulate and produce visual clutter. To get stuff off the counters, think up (to walls and ceilings), in (behind closed cabinet doors and drawers), and out (of the kitchen altogether).

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