What's on your kitchen counters?

One of my favorite rooms in our house is our kitchen. If you haven’t checked out my fool proof cleaning hacks, then stop what you’re doing and check it out here. My kitchen is always clean. Always. I cannot stand dishes in the sink, or random stuff lurking on the counter tops. Having a minimal kitchen is the reason behind why it’s the easiest room to clean. Takes five minutes tops to wipe it down.

Today I wanted to talk about the items you keep on your counter! I also wanted to share what we currently keep on our kitchen counters, along with a few minor changes I want to make the space we have even more efficient.

First up here’s what’s currently on our counters. Before we dive into photos, I want to reiterate the fact that I believe you should only display items you use on a daily basis. If you don’t use them on a daily basis, my rule of thumb is to either 1. not own them or 2. put them in a cabinet.


I juice every single day, so this juicer has earned this spot on our counter tops. It doesn’t take up too much space, and it helps to block the outlets.


Our spatulas and knife set. These are some of our favorite spatula items- which also are all currently on sale!

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I just want to put it out there that I am not a fan of paper towels. I think they’re wasteful and not to mention expensive, however, this is what we currently use to wipe down the counters. I couldn’t find this exact one, but here’s the same one that I love in a different color.


Our fruit bowl. This bowl (under $20) is currently full of potatoes and an onion because we go through about 30+ bananas a week, and this photo was taken after all bananas were consumed.

That’s it. Those are the only 5 items we have displayed daily on our counter tops. However, I mentioned above that I would like to make the counter space a little more efficient so let’s dive into that.

I love having the knives displayed, however I’m not a fan of how bulky the block is. Where the knife block and spatulas sit are the most practical place, but it’s also the smallest part of counter top we have. I’ve been searching for the perfect magnet knife strip to install behind the over. However, I don’t want to drill into our back splash tile so I’ve been searching for one that can be installed using these strips.

Here are a few strips that I’m loving right now.

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Installing a magnetic knife strip would be a great way to eliminate the bulky knife block, as well as adding something unique to our pretty bare kitchen.

I would love to know what you keep on your counter tops? Drop by our Instagram post and let us know in the comments! Pin this image below to keep this post on hand if you’re wanting a more minimal kitchen approach!

What we keep on our counter tops in our minimal kitchen