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Help me conquer this clutter magnet

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Letmesleepalready Fri 23-Sep-16 16:39:50

In my quest to tidy up I'm starting to notice the big offenders that attract mess.
Exhibit A is this piece of counter top above the washing machine. Ideally I'd like to keep it empty but in a small flat all surfaces are important.
So what would you put here? We've tried putting cookbooks but we don't use them there. If we could find something that lives there we might be able to keep it clear of unwanted mess. At the moment it's just full of clutter.

mypropertea Fri 23-Sep-16 17:41:16

I think I would just try to keep it clear with nothing but... maybe a plant?

TheBitterBoy Fri 23-Sep-16 19:04:11

What kind of things are you putting there? Could you not tackle this in reverse and work out where the cluttered items should be ending up?

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 06:13:30

That might work, it's just that whenever we clear it, it gets full up v quickly!

Penhacked Sat 24-Sep-16 06:23:41

For me it would be a nice way to keep the washing powder/liquid/softener.

Letmesleepalready Sat 24-Sep-16 07:09:46

Hadn't thought of that! Would free up a lot of cupboard space too.

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