Declutter Kitchen Countertop With A Curtain Rod

4 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

I don't know about you, but I can't stand clutter on my counters, especially in my small apartment kitchen. As much as I love looking at pictures of my family while cooking I needed a solution to get things up and off the counter.


I started my project at Target. I found a simple curtain rod that is long enough for my counter (I recommend measuring before shopping ) and two command hooks that hold over 3 pounds. I also chose hooks that match the finish of the rod.

Next, I measured the placement for the two command hooks and hung the rod at my desired height.


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Using s-hooks I arranged my usual countertop items - k-cups, mugs, pictures and my little plant. I had to remove the decorative ends on my rod because of the lack of space between the rod and wall. If you don't live in an apartment and can make as many holes in your wall as you want, then you could screw in the normal hooks included to hang the rod.

It's as easy as that! I love that I can change out the items on the rod; adding more mugs or pictures. This would also be awesome for hanging herbs for an easy reach when cooking. If you are an apartment dweller with little cabinet space, this is a must have! This post is inspired by: Judy


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  • Shirley Rush
    Shirley Rush
    on Dec 29, 2020

    Love this idea. I going try this in my crafting room to help organize things. Thanks for sharing.❤

    • Kathy
      Kathy
      on Jan 3, 2021

      Great idea for the craft room!! Thanks so much!!

  • Vee
    Vee
    on Dec 29, 2020

    I love your coffee maker what is the brand. I never seen a white one.

    • Christine Sable
      Christine Sable
      on Jan 3, 2021

      Yes it’s a Keurig. Different models are available in different colors. You may have to go online to order.

  • Selina Waugh
    Selina Waugh
    on Dec 31, 2020

    The front of my home is red brick and birds are constantly chipping it away. What can I do to stop them from doing this?

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  • Judy63
    Judy63
    on Jan 3, 2021

    I like this idea seems I always have to much clutter on my counter thank you for sharing I am going to try this

  • Donna B
    Donna B
    on Mar 17, 2021

    My kitchen is tiny, no counter space! I am doing this tomorrow! Thank you for this wonderful idea!!

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