How to organize countertop?

We have a counter top that stretches out into the kitchen without any walls, sort of like an island. It constantly is a spot to just drop everything and is constantly cluttered. Any suggestions on how to organize it better?

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  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Jan 08, 2018
    i would suggest putting something there that would deter people from dumping. like an ornament

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 08, 2018
    Put a basket for keys, mail, etc. to be put in. Anything else, tell them they have an hour or two from the time it is put on the counter to move it or it gets put in the trash(start off with just putting it away out of sight until they get the idea that you are serious). A kitchen counter is no where that purses, backpacks, newspapers, etc. should be due to cleanliness issues. They should understand that if it doesn't go in the basket, it doesn't belong on the counter.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jan 09, 2018
    what ever the objects are - if you don't use them every day, put them where they belong when you are finished with them -- we have a 'mantra' here -- if you don't use it every day, put it away -- -- for mail/keys/phone, etc., a basket that is shallow and broad so that you can easily see what is in it,