Just 34 Effective And Affordable Kitchen Storage Solutions If You Could Use Some Marie Kondo Magic
Spark joy with these space-saving options.
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1. A cutlery organizer smartly designed to save a buttload of space. Sick of fishing around a jam-packed drawer on the search for your favorite fork? Give it a cozy, reliable place to call home.
I bought this a few months ago and I'm a little embarrassed about how often I think about it. For the first week we owned it, my boyfriend and I both commented daily on what a smart design it is, how much room it freed up in our drawer, and how we wished we knew about it sooner. If you — like me — are at that stage in your late twenties where practical, problem-solving products put a ridiculously wide smile on your face, I'm sure you'll love it.
Promising review: "Fits my drawer like a glove AND holds my set for 12! Heavy gauge plastic construction that does not give even when fully loaded. This has opened up so much more space in my drawer making it easier to find other serving pieces and the odd items in that drawer. Love it, highly recommend it. Before purchasing, measure your drawers to make sure it will fit. I love that it can lie parallel to the drawer front. I was concerned that my flatware would stick out too tall for my stock cabinetry drawer, but that is not a problem." —Kindle Customer
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
2. A macrame fruit hammock ready to home the precarious pile of lemons, limes, and cuties that's been piling higher and higher on your counter. One more and the structural integrity could be completely compromised — so might as well make the switch!
3. A set of stretchy nesting silicone lids so you can finally go through your drawer and throw away any lids that don't have a matching container. Or, just throw them *all* away since these babies do their job and take up less space.
What's included: Two 2.6-inch lids, two 3.7-inch lids, two 4.5-inch lids, two 5.7-inch lids, two 6.5-inch lids, and two 8.1-inch lids.
PS: They not only fit every container in your kitchen, but they're leakproof and microwave- and freezer-safe (specifically: temperature-resistant between -40 degrees to +446 degrees F).
Promising review: "These stretchy silicone lids work very well! I like that I don't use as much plastic wrap. These fit a wide variety of sizes, are reusable, and easily washable. They are a great idea! I actually bought some for myself and when I told a friend of mine about them, she wanted them too! I can put them on a mug, and the liquid doesn't leak!! Finally, I love having two colors. Sometimes it's nice to see through the clear lids, and other times I use the fun colored lids. I do recommend these lids and would buy them again." —Katie S.
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.99.
4. A set of super-strong magnetic strips to elevate beer and soda bottles so you can nix the annoying cardboard holders they come in. Plus, now you can free up an extra few inches underneath where you can slide in your XL bag of string cheese.
The set comes with two magnetic strips which can be arranged in three different positions. Each holds six bottles.
Promising review: "Works great in my fridge. Super strong and frees up space on the bottom. I only have an inch of clearance but it does allow me to slide things under it and I no longer deal with falling over bottles." —Raemi
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $29.99.
5. A custom mount for KitchenAid attachments so you don't have to store them in the bowl of your mixer and then temporarily relocate them every time you're ready to bake.
Superhero DIY is a Broomfield, Colorado-based shop with 3D-printed storage solutions as well as cosplay props, costume accessories, collectibles, and more.
Promising review: "These are so amazing! I had no idea they existed. I’ve been storing my attachments in the bowl, which has not only caused scratches in the stainless bowl over time, but the extra attachments would also be loose and taking up valuable space on my counter when I was baking and only using one attachment. It was annoying! This keeps them handy, but put away and I can select the attachment I need while the others stay put. So handy. Absolutely recommend!" —Marissa
6. A stainless-steel sink caddy with a drip tray so your sponge doesn't create a puddle that snakes its way down your countertop and ultimately ruins your fresh roll of paper towels.
7. A set of versatile magnetic hooks because shoving your oven mitts in your tiniest kitchen drawer has resulted in multiple fights to free them. Instead, just hang them up the side of your fridge!
Promising review: "These little things are strong!! I love them. I thought they would be bigger so when I first opened them I was disappointed, but when I put one near the vent hood on my stove it grabbed right to it and is STRONG!! I have heavy metal measuring cups hanging from them and a few in my tool shed. Definitely worth the money spent and I would buy more if I needed them!" —Gypsy Forest
Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in packs of 6, 15, 20, 28, and 60).
8. A handmade sandwich plastic bag holder you can mount on a wall, slip in a drawer, or leave propped up on your counter for ultimate convenience.
9. A roll-up dish rack ideal for those who don't have enough counter space for a traditional drying rack. It's a multitasker, too: Reviewers say they also use it for rinsing produce.
The rack is made from food-grade stainless steel that's rustproof and corrosion resistant. The manufacturer says it's suitable for most standard-sized sinks.
Promising review: "I love the versatility of this. You simply roll it up and put it out of the way when you're not using it. Perfect for freeing up valuable counter space!" —Kimberly Gunn
Get it from Amazon for $15.97.
10. Or a larger over-the-sink rack if you could use some extra room for dish soap, sponges, and all of the cups you finally collected from various household surfaces.
The compact but sizable rack can be adjusted based on the width of your sink (it stays in place with the aid of suction cups) and all of the parts can be disassembled and rinsed in the dishwasher.
What's included: One dish rack, one bowl rack, one fruit basket, one knife and cutlery holder, one utensils holder, one cutting board holder, seven utility hooks, and one detergent rack.
Promising review: "This purchase turned out to be one of things I didn't know I needed until I had it. It functions as not only an over-sink drying rack, but also a cutlery holder, kitchen utensil holder, and a utility cleaning holder that can be used for cleaning supplies and brushes etc. The product is sturdy, the legs have suction cups so that it doesn't slide. It seems fairly durable in my nearly week of usage, and its fairly configurable. All of the different sections can be placed in different spots to fit the aesthetic and function of whatever kind of kitchen you've got. It does come disassembled (the main truss) so there are some screws and washers and instructions on how to put it together, a process which took 10 minutes. Surprisingly good purchase, well worth the cost. I have so much free space now." —Darrel Pendergrass
Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors)
11. A canning jar lid organizer so you can stop throwing them into a cabinet all willy nilly and actually know where they're located next time you're ready to seal something.
3D Home Solution is a Frisco, Texas-based shop with all sorts of organizational goodies.
Promising review: "Couldn’t be more thrilled to have my jar lids finally organized and not falling all over my shelves!" —Kristen
12. A double-decker bread box with room for the bags of focaccia, sourdough, and ciabatta you couldn't resist while waiting in line at Trader Joe's. This way, you can keep them off your counter and out of harm's way (AKA somewhere your pup/cat can't reach them).
Promising review: "I am beyond pleased with this purchase for my kitchen upgrade! I will admit when the box showed up and I realized I had to assemble it myself I was ready to return it...But I waited and checked how easy it was to assemble. It even came with a really nice screw driver! It took my boyfriend about 10 minutes to assemble as he was watching football. (So it probably takes less time). It looks so clean and fresh. I fell in love before I even used it. I used to have a giant pile of bread, bagels, muffins, and then the usual breakfast boxes of quick grab-and-go meals and oatmeal. *Yes; it looked as bad as it sounds. (#momlife)* Now this beautiful box holds EVERYTHING PLUS!!!! Currently we have two brand new loaves of bread and a half pack if hoagie rolls in the bottom box. The top box has oatmeal and two boxes of breakfast snack bars stacked; plus a ton of extra room in front of the boxes!! This is far more than a bread box — it's a counter saver!!!!" —Squats4Cookies
Get it from Amazon for $59.94.
13. A three-tier corner shelf you can arrange in whatever fashion fits your space best. That way, you can utilize the extra inches between your countertops and cabinets and give random bits and bobs a place to call home.
Promising review: "I love this stand! It’s so perfect for my coffee corner. I am able to get everything organized and utilize the space on my counter. The shelves are really sturdy and not wobbly at all. They easily support everything I want to put on each shelf." —McKenna's Mommy
Get it from Amazon for $25.59+ (available with or without extra hooks).
14. A set of six fridge organizers so you'll know exactly where you put your sour cream instead of having to take every. single. item. out and watch as your fajitas lose steam.
Built-in handles make the containers easy to move around and refill. If you could use even more clarity on what's where, you can add your own labels like the reviewer did above!
What's included: Five drawers and a dedicated 14-slot egg holder.
Promising review: "I love these things so much. I just got my first apartment with my boyfriend and it looked so messy in our little fridge and now it looks really appealing and everything is easy to get to. The quality of them is so good, I’m honestly impressed. They’re very sturdy and the egg holder is so cute and holds 14 eggs!" —Faith Sperry
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $23.99.
15. A wall-mounted pot hanger where you can suspend your entire collection in plain view. If cabinet space is scarce, this is an easy way to add extra storage.
The wall-mounted unit includes a six-track wooden shelf (so you can place lids vertically) and six swiveling hooks for hanging pots and pans. Once securely attached to the wall, the organizer can hold up to 30 pounds.
Promising review: "Easily my favorite kitchen item. I have a tiny kitchen that only has two cabinets for storage, so my oven was my storage for pots and pans until I bought this. Now I don't have to pull eight items out of my oven just to preheat and bake something. Installation was easy, took about 10 minutes. I hit two studs and I could do a pull up off this pot rack. Does not come with drywall anchors, so if you're not going to put it in studs I would recommend some good quality drywall anchors. However, those silver brackets can move anywhere on the wooden slats so you should be able to easily hit two studs. My favorite thing about this pot rack is the hook design; the hooks won't fall out when you sloppily hang a pot up on it because they're dropped in from the top of the pot rack and the design is brilliant. It's also easy to pull the hooks up and move them when you decide you want it somewhere else. You can store lids or stock pots or other items on the shelf above the pots. Love, love, love this pot rack." —Patricia R.
Get it from Amazon for $64.79.
16. A coffee pod dispenser you can mount right to the side of your machine or wherever else is convenient. Jars are cute, but having to reach your hand into the bottom of one isn't.
17. A nonskid three-tier pantry organizer ready to save you from buying yet another thing of cinnamon because yours is seemingly off exploring Narnia.
If spices are only part of your issue, it can also be used to hold extracts, canned veggies, sauces, etc.
Promising review: "I added this item to my shopping list several weeks ago and I’m so glad I finally committed to buying it. As a vegetarian, I’ve found that I have to add double the spice just to get a real kick in the dishes I prepare. Not to mention, making sure that I have all the spices that I’m going to need while being quarantining/ social distancing. With that said, my spice cabinet was atrocious before I got these racks. And I am so happy to finally be able to grab my spices without knocking over the other ones and making even more of a mess. I didn’t know somethings so small and plain could bring me so much joy. Buy it now! You will not be disappointed." —Arie M.
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).
18. Or a 30-spice door rack as there's no getting around the fact that your collection has outgrown its designated cabinet.
Each strip has five clips which fit most standard spice bottles (1.5 to 1.75 inches in diameter). The strips also come with pre-applied tape so all you have to do is peel and stick.
Promising review: "Love, love, love this! I have old narrow cabinets and not nearly enough of them so I desperately needed a new way to organize all my herbs and spices. Took a chance based on a list of cool new things and couldn't be more happy with this product! It came with 30 grippers for only $10. I didn't even have to screw them into my cabinets. If you follow the directions and let them cure 24 hours, the self-adhesive works great! I plan on buying a few sets for gifts!" —Brandi Y.
Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two colors).
19. A cabinet- or drawer-friendly lid organizer so you don't have to go through 27 Tupperware lids next time you're ready to put away leftovers.
The organizer has five adjustable dividers so you can even sort lids by size or color.
Promising review: "This product does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes, I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes).
20. A mounted stemware holder you can install under kitchen cabinets, customized floating shelves, or your wooden bar cart.
Depending on the type/size of your stemware — thin Champagne flutes vs. big ol' Bordeaux glasses — the rack holds 9 to 12 glasses.
Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wine glasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fit the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom
Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in rows of three or four, packs of one or two, and four finishes).
21. A slide-out pantry to utilize the dead space between your fridge and wall (or any appliance, really).
The five-tier cupboard slides around on four wheels so you can easy pull it out and push it back in.
Promising review: "Very pleased with the quality of this. I was afraid it would be flimsy, but it has feels nice and sturdy even when completely loaded with canned and boxed food. Wheels roll great. Perfect size between fridge and wall. My family has been using this daily for six months with no issues. Very happy with this purchase." —Wally
Get it from Amazon for $42.99.
22. Or a rack that hangs from the side of your fridge if you're looking for a stationary unit capable of holding your snacks, oven mitts, and other frequently-reached-for goods.
The three-tier organizer is meant to hang right off the side of your fridge (no installation necessary), but you can also mount it on the wall or use it as a freestanding shelf (just flip it over) if it suits your space better.
Promising review: "I love this organizer! Had to do some minor modifications to make sure it doesn’t slide off with added weight (I'm in an earthquake prone state), but just what I needed to free up some valuable counter space and still have access to what I need!" —Mari S.
Get it from Amazon for $43.99.
23. A magnetic stove shelf on which you can stack your go-to spices, oils, and kitschy salt and pepper shakers.
The shelf works with both flat and curved stoves. It doesn't require any adhesives or installation and the magnets can even be repositioned for a custom fit.
Promising review: "The shelf installed in a snap. It has two sturdy magnets that hold it securely onto the slightly rounded back of my stove. I felt comfortable setting a full jar of honey on it, and I haven’t seen it move at all as I have been cooking. I have limited space in the kitchen, so I’m really happy to have an additional place to set things I need frequently. It doesn’t look like an add-on; it looks like part of the stove. I’m really happy with it!" —Sylvia J.
Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four finishes).
24. A set of eco-friendly bamboo and glass jars that will keep your food fresh (airtight seals, baby!) and your pantry in tip-top shape.
Little Home Designs Co. is an Etsy shop from Lucie Russell that specializes in sustainable and simple storage jars, labels, and dispensers.
Promising review: "I’m SO pleased with these jars, they look amazing and are such high quality — now I need a bigger kitchen to order more!" —Helen Athorn
25. Plus some cutesy customized labels to go with them so you always know what you're reaching for.
26. A two-tier lazy Susan strong enough to store your reserve of soup cans and San Marzano tomatoes (simply the best). Plus, since it's nonskid, nothing will come flying out at you even if your rental's shelves are majorly uneven.
Promising review: "This turned a mess of a cabinet into an organized cabinet. We use A LOT of spices and it was always a nightmare to find the right one. Now, I just spin to find what I want. It’s a nice height too and allows for different sized bottles to be placed on the racks. Overall, this is a good purchase to help with organization." —vegmom
Get it from Amazon for $12.14+ (available in six colors).
27. An accordion wall rack you can use to hold your mug collection — or at least a fraction of it — because there's no way you're going to part with any of them even if you run out of cabinet space.
The rack has 13 pegs and can expand up to 3.5 feet across. I have one in my kitchen and I use it for mugs and masks. At first, I was worried it wouldn't be sturdy enough but I've had it up for more than a year now and there hasn't been a single mug casualty!
Promising review: "For some unknown reason, my family decided I needed to start collecting coffee mugs. Most are really unique, whimsical, beautiful, snarky (think early morning before coffee — lol!), and took up WAY too much room hidden in the cabinets. I tried the cheaper expanding racks before — and make several very lucky catches when a mug slipped off or a peg pulled loose. This one is — by far — superior! Like a Yugo versus a Cadillac! I bought three and they are FULL. They make interesting (and humorous) wall decor on the wall next to the breakfast bar, and visitors always stop and study them." —Kim D.
Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
28. A cabinet door organizer with room for cutting boards, plastic wrap, baking sheets, and whatever else plagues your kitchen cabinets.
You can hang the steel rack over a cabinet door via a set of included hooks or you can mount it directly to a door or wall with the included hardware. It can support roughly five standard-sized cutting boards.
Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile — hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry
Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in packs of one or two).
29. A set of two shelf risers so you can utilize *all* of your available space. A few more inches is nothing to sneeze at — I know my fellow NYC peeps can agree.
30. An over-the-door bag holder for those who never throw away plastic shopping bags because who knows when they could come in handy!
PS: The consensus among reviewers is that it can hold roughly 30 plastic shopping bags or 15ish reusable totes.
Promising review: "This item couldn’t come fast enough. I was reorganizing my kitchen and as I’m doing under the sink I’m like I NEED something for these stupid bags but not something bulky that takes up space since my kitchen space is limited. It is smaller than it looks in the picture which was great because I was hoping it didn’t take up too much space in the cabinet. I love it. I didn’t count how many bags it held but it held plenty. No more big ball of ugly bags everywhere under my cabinet!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 11 finishes).
31. A three-tier metal utility cart with four wheels so you can zip it from room to room as you tidy up. Use it as extra pantry storage or for office organization.
Promising review: "My daughter is using this to store her makeup and toiletries. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. It wheels on the carpet very nicely. I love that the shelves are adjustable in height. Some other carts were not. It holds a lot of items and it looks nice in her room. The color is a bit more toward green than aqua, but that's ok. I would definitely buy another if we needed additional storage." —M Winkle
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors).
32. A spinning tea carousel because you're sick of spending five minutes every day freeing the box of tea that gets stuck in the narrow drawer you've shoved it in.
The carousel can hold up to 60 bags of tea and it spins a full 360 degrees.
Promising review: "I didn't realize what my home was missing. This carousel is perfect for the kitchen. It isn't too big or small. ( I can stow mine away in the cupboard if I need more counter space.) It is great for entertaining guest. It eliminates having to pull out every tea box, to recall which flavors one has. It has a classy 360 spin and eight to ten bags can fit per pocket square. It's fun to organize." —Anonymous
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
33. A set of wire baskets where you can store your bounty of fresh produce and — in the back — the processed snacks that you absolutely love but aren't as eager to show off.
Promising review: "I love these baskets so much that I went wild and bought eight!! Love the bronze color as it fits perfectly with my kitchen and the size fits perfect on the shelf!! The main thing I love is the slot for a label because if there’s not a clearly marked label, things wouldn’t be placed correctly or be found by my lovely hubby LOL. I’m planning to buy the smaller one later to completely finish my pantry but for now I’m very happy!!" —Diana
Get the set of two from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three finishes).
34. And a pair of floating shelves with mighty organization potential. Use them for spices and cookbooks or, as one reviewer did, a wall-mounted indoor herb garden!
The shelves come with four screws so you won't need to purchase anything for installation — just have a screwdriver on hand!
Promising review: "These shelves are so beautiful! My bathroom doesn't have a counter around the sink so this is perfect. It is modern and sleek and the wood and cast iron shelves are VERY well built and sturdy. I was surprised that these are such high quality considering the price." —Vincent
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five finishes).