Declutter Kitchen Countertop With A Curtain Rod

Kara S.
by Kara S.
4 Materials
10 Minutes

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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  • Vee Vee on Dec 29, 2020

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

  • 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?

  • Les72967927 Les72967927 on Dec 06, 2022

    I will definitely this but hanging heavy things

    (like pots & pans)

    I'd think you'd need more supports and a heavier rod.




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  • Brenda Miller Brenda Miller on Jul 31, 2023

    I have never found command hooks that hold that much weight, but it's a great idea.

    • Catherine R. Catherine R. on Dec 03, 2023

      I think instead of 2 command hooks uses more for better support. Spaced out evenly.

  • Susan Grekso Susan Grekso on Aug 07, 2023

    Great idea. Will try.