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5 Clever Solutions To Curb Countertop Clutter

Bathroom and kitchen designs vary, but one thing holds true regardless of the size, style or layout of your space. Simply put, a clean room is always better than a messy one. Here, we offer some clever solutions to help you take back control of your countertops, and curb the clutter in both the kitchen and the bath!


Open Shelving

Culinary Prep Kitchen Cart in Red - The RTA StoreTake advantage of empty vertical space by adding open shelving to otherwise blank walls. Use open shelving to house extra rolls of paper above the bathroom toilet, or a set of pottery canisters in the kitchen.


Portable Island or Cart

A portable island or cart offers instant countertop and shelf space wherever and whenever you need it. Use a Stainless Steel Top Portable Kitchen Cart with cabinetry as a coffee station, or a Culinary Prep Kitchen Cart for extra countertop space when prepping meals.


Behind The Door

That wasted space behind your bathroom door or kitchen pantry can actually be valuable storage real estate. In the bath, hang towel bars or robe hooks hidden on the wall behind the door, or utilize the back of the door itself! In the kitchen, add a hook-on set of shelves to the back of your pantry door for small items like canned soups or tea. And don’t forget your cabinet doors too, where you can hang a Door Mounted Cutting Board, a Door Mounted Spice Rack, or a Vertical Door Rack for organizing foil, plastic wrap and baggies in an easy to access place.


Inside Cabinets

Good kitchen designs always include plenty of cabinet space. Make the most out of your kitchen cabinets by including other inside cabinet accessories that help you organize and maximize storage. Small appliances and cooking tools can easily add to the countertop clutter. Install a Heavy-Duty Mixer Lift in a base cabinet for your holiday baking, and replace that bulky knife block on the counter with a Trimmable Knife Block that fits inside a drawer.


Newport Espresso - The RTA StoreNot just for kitchens, inside cabinet accessories can also be used in the bathroom. The Trimmable Tilt Out Tray is a perfect solution for getting toothbrushes and toothpaste off the counter.


Bins And Baskets

While a clean room is always better than a messy one, odds and ends are bound to accumulate in busy home, and that’s okay! Corral loose bills and papers in the kitchen by incorporating in and out baskets or bins. Do the same in the bathroom by gathering toiletries in a pretty basket, and Q-tips and cotton balls in decorative glass jars.



At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen or bath a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!