By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Kitchen Storage. At Monday, November 05th 2018, 21:20:21 PM.
Looking at those cluttered countertops and that jumbled pantry it's hard to imagine any reasonable way of gaining back that control you once maintained and somehow surrendered slowly over time to the likes of a canister here, that sandwich maker there, the one that you just "had to have". We could go on and on, but the issue here is not the cause of the dilemma. Your focus needs to be on the remedy.
By doing something as simple as installing dish rail to the forward edge of the upper cabinet tops, you provide a defined, aesthetically pleasing storage area for the likes of that fancy dinnerware you have used once in the last year, the larger pieces of cookware that also have not seen action since the last holiday. Storing larger, seldom used pieces overhead clears more concealed storage space for some of the items that clutter your counter space. Remember that sandwich maker; there you go, out of sight.
Anyone who ever said "a place for everything and everything in its place" clearly didn't have the same kitchens that we have to deal with. It requires the outside influence of some appropriate storage bins and kitchen storage to make your kitchen work for you.