Hello Ladies, I seem to be very lame in maintaining my kitchen. I know there are abundant information in this forum and super tips to maintain an organised home, hope someone will provide me some tips in helping me to have the counter tops less crowded. We have a reasonable size kitchen, and that's the first room we see when we enter the home. I have 3 sets of table tops, and below listed the items that are always found there. 1st: Includes Stove. So the essential items like Ladles [in a container], salt, oil can are present there. 2nd: Also like a breakfast table. This one has, - A wide wicker basket with onions, potatoes, garlic - A silver stand for fruits 3rd: Longer one. - Rice tin - Microwave - Mixer - Toaster - Kitchen towel - Big box that holds all cooking oils, coffee/tea/sugar containers, - Small jars of spices. - Dish drainer Now my problem is, we cook regularly, we use 2 pressure pans every time we cook. So it occupies most of the table top. I dont have dishwasher, so one part of the 3rd top is fully occupied by the washed vessel. Apart from these, we all have a habit of leaving our purses, bags, mails, posts, grocery bags on the table tops. So usually when I badly want some space to keep a hot vessel, I wont be able to find. I too feel I have too many vessels in kitchen ,so too many dishes to clean at the end of the day, the dish drainer wont hold them all, so have to use the table top. I am getting there, hopefully with some tips from you all, i would be able to get there faster..