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We’ve got a huge range of laminate kitchen worktops here at Savoy Timber, in a variety of styles to suit your individual taste. But to keep them looking amazing, it helps to keep them tidy, too. This week on the blog we’ve complied some of the other reasons to keep your worktops tidy, and the easiest ways to do it, too!
It may seem like sacrilege to even ask the question, but it’s OK – at least some of you were thinking it. We’ve all got so much going on in our lives that sometimes everything just tends to pile up, especially if we’ve got smaller kitchens. But there are lots of great reasons why you should keep your laminate kitchen worktop tidy. For starters, having a clutter-free kitchen worktop makes it far easier to clean. Otherwise, you’ve got to move everything off it when it comes to clean it, and then put everything back down where it was afterward. It’s far easier just to have it tidy in the first place – which makes the cleaning process so much quicker.
Speaking of moving things around, the fewer things you keep on your worktop, the less likely they are to be damaged. You know how it is – a bowl or glass gets pushed to the edge as you reach for something else, and then a stray elbow is all it takes. Wouldn’t it be easier if they just weren’t there in the first place? On this note, fewer plates or utensils packed onto worktops also makes things safer for any children or pets in the house, both of whom are notoriously rubbish at respecting crockery. Having more elbow room on your worktops gives you room to work while cooking too.
And finally – let’s be honest – clearer worktops just look nicer, don’t they? Worktops like our Onyx Olympus 30mm and our 40mm Natural Block Beech are free to give your kitchen so much more of an impression when they’re kept clear, clean and tidy. Don’t bury all those amazing aesthetics under clutter!
The first step is both the easiest and the hardest all at once. Take a bit of time – a day, maybe – to evaluate everything in your kitchen, and work out whether you need it. Be ruthless. Do you need a fancy new kitchen gadget that dices potatoes and chops apples while whistling Bohemian Rhapsody, if you can do all that yourself with a humble kitchen knife? A good way of gauging how much you need a device or gadget is generally to think about how often you really use it. If it’s regularly, you’re good to go. If not, it might be an idea to think about who else might find a use for it.
Of course, it might not be a matter of getting rid of what you have, but just not giving into temptation to buy “the latest thing” when you see it in the shops. It might look fancy, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be practical – it might just end up taking up valuable space on your kitchen worktops. As a final tip, try not to have your kitchen worktop as a one-stop shop for dropping off keys, mail, loose change and other bits and pieces. Some people find it helpful to have a bowl on the table that acts as a repository for that kind of thing, helping keep your worktops clear.
Our minds all work differently – as do our kitchens – so it’s quite possible you can think of other ways to trick yourself into keeping your kitchen worktops clear and tidy. If that’s the case, don’t give up! Forming proper habits for the first time can always be a bit difficult, but in the end it’s well worth the effort. While you’re thinking up those, why not browse our stunning range of laminate kitchen worktops? We’ve got styles to suit all tastes, and we pride ourselves on the quality of products and our customer service. Plus you can pop into any one of our stores in Blackpool, Preston or Wigan to see your worktops in the flesh, and chat to any one of our friendly members of staff if you need any help or advice.
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