About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    This is a great post! I wish my kitchen was set up differently, the cupboard for the pots and pans is across the kitchen from the stove, it would be so much more efficient to have them close, but they’re not. Toying with the idea of an island, but also with a little breakfast bar, either of these would help with the storage solution. Your post has pushed me to put this on the “to do” list!

  2. Mary-the boondocks blog says

    I clean and organize and then I start to hoard, because you know “I might need that for a future progect”. So this has been the story of my life for the past year. I think I will just have to sink into acceptance. Your ideas are fantastic though. I hadn’t thought to use the inside fo the cabinet doors.

    • Erin says

      Hi Mary – I can be like that too. I think I might need it someday… I’m getting better at letting “stuff” go and things are definitely more organized around here.

  3. Elizabeth (Plant Based Bride) says

    Thanks for the tips, Erin! My fiance and I just moved into our first apartment together and the kitchen has very little counter and cabinet space. It’s been 6 months and I’ve yet to put an efficient system in place! This post has reminded me to pop it back to the top of my to do list.

  4. Keri says

    I’ve been cleaning out and organizing my kitchen this month. I’m trying to really get rid of things we don’t use so that I can find the things I do use. Great ideas here!

  5. Haidee says

    We’re just about to start renovating our kitchen so I’ll have to come back to these tips once I get to the organisation side of things!

  6. Katrin says

    Hi Erin! I’ve enjoyed reading this, because one of my many “addictions” is to organize. I love it neat and tidy! Thanks for sharing important tips and tricks to keep the kitchen clutter free! I find that especially in the kitchen, and mine is a small one, it’s tricky to keep it clear and not too cluttered. I agree on having what you use daily on your counters, great way of narrowing down what you have out and what to store away!
    Have a great day!

    • Erin says

      Thanks for popping by, Katrin. What a productive addiction 🙂 I like to organize and put things away, but find having what I need daily out helps me be more efficient.

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