When my daughter came to visit and we were getting ready for a party, she moved my bread maker and Vita Mix out of the kitchen. She said we needed more counter space for party preparation.
That’s one of the tips from Consumer Reports on decluttering your counter. Only put small appliances on the counter that you use frequently.
Other suggestions include don’t stack papers on the counter, don’t shop in bulk, and keep a kitchen stool handy.
See the Consumer Reports article “10 Ways to Cut the Clutter on Your Kitchen Counter” for more information on these tips and additional suggestions as well.