Keeping the clutter off the counter

60 Minutes

Do you hate the various piles on your kitchen counter? One of my top goals this year is to stop the clutter. With the simple addition of a wall storage system I was able to organize my kitchen supplies as well as miscellaneous items. ‪
Four baskets and two caddies; for cooking items, sugar and coffee, tea, cells phones and drying dishes.
7.5 feet of wall storage means a clean counter!
A drying station for the little things.
Decorative accessories keep it functional and pretty!

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

18 questions
  • Pro1388622
    on Nov 10, 2015

    Where do I find the baskets and rods that you used to clear the clutter from your counters?

    , This was taken off your hometalk post
  • Kathy Harris
    on Jan 31, 2016

    I am soooo going to do this! Where did you find the jars with blackboard labels? IKEA? Thanks for such a great idea! ~Kathy

  • Kathy Harris
    on Feb 1, 2016

    In the "Keeping the clutter off the counter" feature (using IKEA items), I would like to know where you found the glass canisters with chalkboard label on the front. Thanks! ~Kathy (

  • Kathy Harris
    on Feb 3, 2016

    I don't have a question, but want to thank you for responding to my inquiry as to where you got the canisters (Target). I went to IKEA yesterday and purchased the wall system, installed it this morning. It not only functions so well, but is so pretty! I can't thank you enough for contributing this idea! My picture shows the results. It also shows a messy kitchen, as I'm still in the process of moving in. But, this made me feel like I'm really getting somewhere! 😍

    , I have two counter areas on each side of the sink that are 2 feet wide so this wall system from IKEA really helps me make progress as I m moving in and have no place for anything
    • No. 29 Design
      on Feb 4, 2016

      This has to be the nicest comment I’ve received in my 4 years of blogging! Thank you for including some pictures. You just made my day!!!!!

    • Rebecca Aydelotte
      on Jun 5, 2016

      Kathy may I ask how you attached the brackets to the tile wall?

    • Kathy Harris
      on Jun 6, 2016

      Rebecca, the walls are concrete block, but tile would be similar in that it would require a masonry bit (which is what I used). I used masonry screws. A trick I learned (as all the walls in my rental are concrete block), is to insert broken toothpick(s) in the drilled holes if the screws end up being too loose in the holes. Works fantastic and I do this in many applications. Even though my place is a rental, it's an old place and has many previous holes that were patched. If you have smooth tile, you'd want to be sure of your placement as with tile it is hard to patch holes. It'd be best to have a couple of spare tiles saved for just that purpose and replacing a tile or two IS doable. I hope this is helpful.

    • Tammy Baker
      on Jul 30, 2016

      This is gorgeous! Love it!!!

    • Teresa
      on Sep 26, 2016

      Thank you Cathy, although I'm not crazy about my backsplash tile ( we inherited it with our house purchase) my husband will maybe more opened to drilling holes in the tile if I can find replacement tiles to have on hand! Did you find the jars at Target recently?

  • Nmo4704166
    on Feb 21, 2016

    I love this! Where did you purchase the rod and baskets?

  • Jackie Byrd
    on Aug 18, 2016

    I'm all for having less stuff on the counters so I have to ask: where is the toaster oven, electric mixer, can opener, stick blender, slow cooker and cooking utensils?

    • WENDY
      on Sep 13, 2016

      I'd have to ask the same thing. I cook a lot, and from scratch. My clutter is my small kitchen appliances. I really love the idea, and her kitchen is gorgeous. A very nice touch.

    • Marguerite Crain
      on Oct 5, 2016

      yes, where are all those pesky appliances?

    • Jonna Martin
      on Oct 14, 2016

      Can opener and mixer in kitchen cabinet

    • Jackie Byrd
      on Oct 14, 2016

      Oh, great Joanna Martin, you've been to see this kitchen. Are the can opener and electric mixer in a cabinet with electrical outlets? Or does she have to take them out of the cabinet, plug them in, use them, then reverse the process to put them back in the cabinet? And what about the toaster oven and other common small appliances?

    • Jonna Martin
      on Oct 15, 2016

      I do not have an outlet but that would be ideal

    • Cindy Raedel
      on Dec 5, 2016

      It is too difficult for me (a senior) to pull out all those pesky appliances every time I need them and put them back. I have to place my microwave on the counter and coffee pot. I rent, and cannot drill holes in the cabinets to mount anything.

    • Che27462931
      on Feb 24, 2018

      I am fortunate enough to have an appliance garage with 2 outlets inside. It makes a huge difference.

  • Robyn
    on Jan 1, 2017

    Do you know where I can find or order the baskets. I live in Ohio. Having trouble finding baskets. Thank you

  • Eke25162096
    on Jan 8, 2018

    where did you get these from?
  • Ann32513223
    on Mar 7, 2018


    Could you please tell me where you found these black wire/metal baskets/hangers with the handles? I've checked Ikea and other places but can't find them. Thank you.

  • Ann32513223
    on Mar 7, 2018


    Could you please tell me where you found these black wire/metal baskets/hangers with the handles? I've checked Ikea and other places but can't find them. Thank you.

  • Polly Johnson
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I would also like to know where you found the baskets and hardware

  • Marisela Almeida
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Please share where you bought the baskets and rod.

    Thank You

  • Marisela Almeida
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Where did you buy the baskets and rod, please?.

    Thank you

  • Humaira
    on Jul 25, 2018

    I would like yo know where did you get the baskets?

  • Jackiesbichon
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Where did you get the rod,hooks,and baskets? Please respond!!!!!

    • Sharlene clair
      on Dec 27, 2018

      Amazon has some organizing sets. Also try Home e Depot, Lowe’s, Menards. Google Wall organization baskets, etc

  • Pamela Housley-Lanham
    on Dec 21, 2018

    Where can you buy baskets like this ?

  • Lou
    on Dec 23, 2018

    I too would like to know where you got the rod, baskets and hooks used.

    Thank you

  • Paula
    on Dec 27, 2018

    I also would like to know where you got the materials for this project as I have no counter space in my house either

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  • Linda
    on Oct 28, 2019

    Did the questions get answered about where to find the supplies for this project? Are we looking at a curtain rod, not lengthened out all the way to keep it stronger? And where do the baskets come from please?

  • DC
    on Feb 12, 2020

    Thank you everyone that answered where to find the items I too wanted to know .. I wish those posting would take the time to answer their followers. It is very disappointing when simple questions are not answered, and frustrating when it is something you feel inspired to do and are stumped with not knowing how

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