How To: Keep Your Counters Free of Clutter

How To: Keep Your Counters Free of Clutter

Sarah Coffey
Jun 9, 2009

The other day we posted some inspiring clean homes from our house tour archives, and a few commenters wondered how one keeps a home in such good shape. A recent post from zenhabits.net offers one possible answer...

Writer Leo Babauta explains a step-by-step process for decluttering your counters, but what really interested us was his advice for keeping them clean. He writes, "Everything you bring into the home must have a home, and it can't be on a flat surface such as a counter, table or floor." It seems simple, but whenever we find ourselves sorting through a clutter "hotspot" in our home, it's usually because we're not sure what to do with the stuff that's collected there. To read the full article and the explanation of why the "everything in its place" rule works, click here.

Photo: Jacob and Laurie's House Tour photographed by Evan Thomas

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