Countertop Decor and More: Products to Complete Your Kitchen

Remodeling your entire kitchen is an expensive venture, but most of us don’t need an entire overhaul for the new look we’re trying to create. Whether you’re adding a new feature like a backsplash and need some item to finish off your transformation, searching for some new countertop decor, or trying to add organization back into one of your most essential spaces, check out some of our favorite kitchen items to complete your vision.

Kitchen Goods Too Good to Hide


Display this Embossed Measuring Spoons with Stand on your countertop and be prepared for any cooking or baking prep right away. Each measuring spoon features a matching design and hangs from the stand for easy access. The finial on the stand coordinates with each spoon’s handle. Keep the stovetop and counter nice and clean while you cook with the Lid and Spoon Rest. It holds most lids, splatter screens and cooking tools, and it’s dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. Give your entire kitchen some down-home charm with the Country Kitchen Collection. Hang towels and utensils with the Wall Hooks. Hold up to 12 plates with the Dish Rack and set out some fresh produce with the 2-Tier Fruit Basket, which also has a hook for bananas.

Organized and Out of Sight


Easily organize items in your kitchen cabinet or pantry with the 2-Tier Multipurpose Cabinet Basket. The top is divided into three compartments, and the bottom has a sliding drawer. The plastic feet prevent damage to surfaces. Stay on top of your kitchen organization with the Set of 2 Snap-Fit Drawer Dividers. Quickly and easily find what you need when you use these dividers to sort utensils and more. Each snaps into place for easy installation, adjusts to your drawers and features nonslip foam grips on each end for a secure fit. Slide the Slim Can and Spice Rack between appliances, cabinets and other narrow spots for some extra storage in your kitchen. The wheels make it easy to push and pull, and the open shelves can hold a variety of items.

Items We Adore: LTD Product Picks for the Week

Getting organized often seems like a daunting, as well as expensive, task. However, just a few quick changes can make your life more efficient, freeing up more time to relax with a pitcher of lemonade or iced tea. LTD’s Product Picks of the Week get you started without breaking your budget.


Get maximum kitchen storage in a minimum amount of space with the wooden Slim Can and Spice Rack.


Use these Brick or Siding Clips as an easy and simple way to decorate vinyl sided or brick walled homes.


Keep everything a driver needs at hand with a 2-Pc. Quilted Auto Organizer Set.


Prevent spills and dust collection in hard-to-reach places with a Set of 2 Silicone Counter Gap Covers.


The ergonomic design of the Shatter-Resistant Pitcher makes it easy for anyone to pour themselves a drink.

Spring Cleaning: Declutter Your Finances

clean-up-financesAs spring prepares to be sprung, it”s time to rid our lives of the gnarly winter blues that have accumulated over the last year. Clear out the dust bunnies from under the bed, rotate your closet so the warm weather clothes are near the front, and give the pup a haircut.

All of those things will help you get back into the swing of things and refresh everything. But on top of all that, it”s always good to give your finances a once-over as well. After all, money issues are a source of stress for many people. Here are a few ways to declutter your finances and reduce some of the headaches that can come along with them.

Declutter Your Papers

Let”s face it; it was a terrible winter. No one blames you for choosing to shovel your sidewalk instead of organizing your mail and prioritizing hot cocoa over balancing your checkbook. Now that it”s all behind you, you can focus on organizing your sensitive documents. If all your pay stubs and bills are filling up your junk drawer, go through them and put them all in a centralized place.

It very well may take a few sittings, but once you”ve categorized everything, managing your monthly budget shouldn”t seem like such a chore. Knowing where all your resources are will make paying your monthly bills seamless.

Purge the Extras

When you clean out your refrigerator, you probably pull out anything that looks questionable, wipe the inside of it out, and start with a crisp, clean slate. Indeed, one of the most effective parts of any spring cleaning regimen is purging your home of everything you don”t need or don”t use. Sure, picking up a nasty, moldy orange isn”t exactly a pleasant idea, but doing so is much needed if you want to clean. The same can essentially be said about how you approach your finances.

So start purging. Do you actually use your gym membership? If not, drop it or switch to a cheaper one closer to home that you”ll be more likely to use. Do you watch TV all the time, or did your favorite shows end? If you can swing it, drop it until next season.

Mop up the Rest

Of course, as with any spring cleaning binge, you”ll need to mop up the mess. Look for ways you”ll be able to to cut corners when it comes to your expenses:

  • Entertainment?– Do you really need that super mega huge cable package, or can you make do with basic cable? Or better yet, do without and subscribe to Hulu or Netflix instead. You can find most shows online these days anyway, and you”ll probably online casino canada end up being more productive with less TV to watch.
  • Utility bills?- See if your utility companies have a budget billing program, and enroll in it. You”ll end up paying for what you use, but your bill will be the same each month.
  • Eating out and groceries?– Get to know your inner?couponer especially when it comes to groceries. You”ll probably be surprised how much money you can save by simply using coupons. There”s nothing “extreme” about it; just subscribe to your local newspaper and start clipping.

Now, more than ever, is a good time to reevaluate your mobile plan too.?T-Mobile?is really shaking things up?in the wireless world?by changing some of its most archaic policies. See if any of these changes can benefit you and your financial situation and consider switching if it works for you and your family. There”s no reason to pay more for something that you can get for less.

Polish Your Credit

Once you”ve pulled all the nastiness out of your budget, you can really make it shine. You should be able to spot some questionable issues that could be resolved. Are you nearing your credit limit on your credit card? Move some money around so you can make a payment to pull the balance away from the limit.

If that”s not an option, consider opening another card to spread the balance out a bit. Contrary to popular belief, it”s better to have two cards nowhere near their limit than it is to have one card that”s maxed out all the time. The idea is to keep your utilization ratio (the credit you”re using vs. how much is available to you) as low as you can. Find a card that offers a special rate on balance transfers to save on interest charges while you”re at it.

Spring cleaning doesn”t have to stop with the dirt on the kitchen floor. Take a look at every aspect of your life, and simplify wherever you can. What”s the most pressing thing on your spring cleaning to-do list?