Is your home feeling a little lackluster? Take a few minutes this weekend, choose a surface or countertop, and clear everything off. Put away anything that's not in its proper place, wipe down the counter, then replace what belongs there. Chances are, you'll want to keep going…Clearing and cleaning space brings energy and flow back into you home, helping to unstick that yucky feeling that can sometimes keep you from getting started on a cleaning project.
Surfaces are quick, easy, and very visible, so they provide more "bang for the buck" than emptying an entire closet or sorting through the stuff in your basement. (Not that those aren't important and helpful projects; they just take a lot longer and don't have the same instant gratification of decluttering a countertop.)
For motivation, we've rounded up some photos of clean countertops from real homes. If you'd like to see the full tour of each space shown above, click through the links below.
- Matt and Blair's Fresh Retro Kitchen
- Ann Gordon's Home
- Beth's Family Gem
- Julie and Nate Channel the Colonial Aesthetic
- Sandy & Joe's Bewitching Home