Keeping clutter off kitchen and bathroom counters can feel pointless. Kitchen counters have so many jobs – storage, prep, clean up, eating area, and in the daily hustle, bathroom counters feel easier to just keep things on instead of putting them away. Leaving these areas cluttered can be secretly stressful and add unnecessary overwhelm. With a couple daily habits, it’s possible to keep clutter off kitchen and bathroom counters. Read on for little things you can do daily to keep those counters clean and clear. If you need to do a full kitchen counter declutter, you can find details for that in this post too.

You’ll be surprised how keeping your counters clear can help eliminate that disorganized and cluttered feeling.

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Here’s how to keep counters clean all week long. You’ll see tips for BOTH Kitchen Counters and Bathroom Counters:

Kitchen Counters

  1. After every meal put things back where they belong.
  2. Don’t pile dishes on the counters.
  3. Empty your sink and dishwasher as soon as you can.
  4. If you’re a mail stacker, sort your mail right away and don’t leave it on the counters.
  5. WIPE COUNTERS is a Daily Task in the Clean Mama Routine – you can find out more about the Daily Tasks here.
  6. The NIGHTLY SINK SCRUB is part of the Wipe Counters task – check that out here – if there’s only one thing you try, it’s this!

Bathroom Counters

  1. As you’re getting ready in the morning, take things out one at a time and put them away as you use them.
  2. Do a quick check of the counters daily and wipe them if needed. WIPE COUNTERS is a Daily Task in the Clean Mama Routine – you can find out more about the Daily Tasks here.I find that just keeping the counters clear daily is a huge, doing a quick wipe up of any spills or drips makes weekly cleaning a breeze.
  3. Weekly Bathroom Cleaning – Monday is BATHROOMS DAY. When counters are pretty clear, it’s so simple to remove any items, spray down the counters and thoroughly wipe them down. Check out my 15 minute bathroom quick clean method – it’ll change your cleaning life!

If you really work at this for a week, you’ll see how easy it is to keep it up, it’s when you let it go that it becomes a chore and overwhelming!