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    34 Products To Maximize Space In Your Small Kitchen

    Things to manage clutter, optimize space, and ensure every single square foot is utilized to the MAX.

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    1. An under-cabinet macramΓ© produce hammock for giving your avocados a place to rest until they're ripe enough to use, clearing a lot of counter space in the process.

    Macrame by Sonya / Etsy

    Macrame by Sonya is a small biz run by Sonya, who handmakes macramΓ© wall hangings and home goods.

    Promising review: "We love this produce hammock! Such a cute idea and really helps in our small kitchen. I love the extra space it frees up on the counter. Well made product and fast shipping! Thanks so much " β€”Tracy Johnston

    Get it from Macrame by Sonya on Etsy for $27.50

    2. An 18-inch over-the-door rack that'll DRASTICALLY increase storage space whether you're de-cluttering your pantry, or creating one (tiny-apartment dwellers, I know the struggle).


    Promising review: "I love this door organizer!!! I used Command strip hooks (the ones with the metal hook but plastic back) to keep the organizer extra stable. I used the bottom shelf to store my plastic wrap, foil, wax paper, and more, so if you're not needing storage for these, you should be able to use all the shelves. This organizer has really helped alleviate my pantry clutter! I highly recommend this item!!!" β€”Super Momx2

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    3. A stackable bottle rack so you can take down the "DO NOT ENTER" sign on that one cabinet that's guaranteed to pummel you with bottles and thermoses every time you open it (and fit more bottles in that cabinet while you're at it).

    Each rach holds three bottles, and each set comes with two racks that can be stacked one on top of the other.

    Promising review: "This was EXACTLY what I needed for bottle storage! It is perfect for almost every size I have: from shaker cups to the big 32-ounce Hydro Flasks. I cannot believe how well this worked in my cupboard. I'm thinking of buying more and trying them with kid's sippy cups and traveling coffee mugs! Only thing that was different than I expected (though I frankly could care less) is that the plastic looked almost smoked or gray instead of clear. It's in my cupboard so I do not care one bit, but if you're putting it out on a countertop or something maybe you care. I would buy again, and probably will!" β€”MGSFamily

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $26.99.

    4. A two-tier corner shelf so you can get small appliances and spices up off the counter and have space to prep a meal without needing to move your toaster out the way for the third time today.


    Promising review: "Has a nice clean look, good for what I bought it for, which was holding tea and coffee accessories. It's pretty attractive, extremely neutral. Not super flimsy. I think for the price it's a really good solution for making more space on the counter. It was easy to put together." β€”tapioca

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. Similarly, a three-tier cabinet corner shelf for turning your teetering tower of plates into a space-optimized oasis where different-sized dishes can live together in harmony.,

    Promising review: "I have a small kitchen, not enough cabinet space, and this plate holder was perfect! After seeing how well this organized my various dinner plates (four of each), I ordered a second one to use for my saucers and dessert plates which are currently in one stack. Very happy with this product!" β€”KittyMama

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    6. A game-changing pan and lid organizer because teetering pan pyramids are an art form all their own, but one that can prematurely scratch and ding your cookware.


    Promising review: "I was tired of stacking my frying pans on top of each other and was looking for something to both organize my pans and give me easy access to them. Before this organizer, I would have to unstack several pans in order to get to the middle pan that I needed. Now, I can just reach in and immediately get the frying pan that I need without having to unstack. The quality of this organizer is pretty good." β€”Linda Roberson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97 (available in two colors).

    7. Or a stainless-steel accordion-style rack that adjusts in length to easily organize pans, lids, and cookie sheets of all sizes in cabinets or on countertops.

    An open cabinet with pots, lids, and baking sheets neatly nested in a steel rack

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this cabinet organizer. The fact that it's extendable means that I can use it from home to home. My pot lids fit perfectly. I also use it to store my cast-iron skillet and a glass baking dish. It really is exactly what I was looking for." β€”Emily P

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    8. A wall-mounted mug rack for displaying your eclectic mug collection and clearing your cabinets of a lot of cumbersome cups at the same time.

    Feger Furnishings / Etsy

    Feger Furnishings is a family-run small biz based in Durham, North Carolina that specializes in rustic, farmhouse, and modern handmade home decor.

    Promising review: "Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Note that they do provide a 'how-to' video for you to watch prior to hanging up this beautiful piece. I HIGHLY recommend watching it. I was clueless and then notice the link and it was so helpful. This is a solid piece and looks absolutely stunning. Bonus that it was delivered almost THREE WEEKS early! I was in shock! I highly recommend!" β€”Rachel Hoover

    Get it from Feger Furnishings on Etsy for $55 (available in three finishes).

    9. A durable coffee pod storage drawer you can slip under your coffee pot or Keurig to keep all those K-Cups, sugar packets, and creamers in one convenient location.

    Promising review: "For me this works perfectly! Fits just right under my coffee maker and between a couple of other countertop appliances. I use the drawers for a variety of the pods so it provides a convenient selection. What's really great is the sturdy metal construction that supports the coffee maker yet allows the drawers to open and close easily. Just terrific!!" β€”Timothy N.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    10. A magnetic rack that'll keep the spices you use most often organized, accessible, and off your already-crowded countertop. To install this floating shelf, just stick it to any metal surface and you're done!

    A white magnetic shelf rack holding a mix of spices and oils on the side of a refrigerator

    Designed for lightweight objects, this shelf holds up to 3.3 pounds.

    Promising review: "I freaking love these things. I needed to clean out a spice drawer and was looking for something clean, sleek, and modern to hold my eight or so most used spices within reach. These have a really strong magnet on the back and hold four tiny mason jars of spices beautifully on the side of my fridge. I bought two and have four jars in each one. I could probably stuff eight jars in one rack, but I like them spread out a bit. This is just so much cuter than anything else I found. These look way more expensive than they are, and this is cheaper than the price on Food52 where I originally found them. Highly recommend!" β€”Alyssa M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A set of refrigerator bins so you can skip digging through the fridge looking for that bottle of mustard you swear you bought and get to the important part β€” eating.,

    Promising review: "Product arrived exactly as described. The containers are sturdy, and work great! Before my fridge looked like a mess you'd find on an episode of we're ready for a photoshoot with Martha Stewart." β€”hari sharma

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $33.99.

    12. A four-tier slim storage rack because every nook and cranny (even that awkward space between the fridge and the wall) has the potential to offer your small space some extra storage.

    Promising review: "I was looking for additional storage (since I have a very small kitchen). I had some wasted space underneath a shelving unit, and the depth of these towers were just right. I wish they had one with five shelves that I could put next to my fridge. Easy to assemble, fairly solid, holds a lot of stuff, but nothing really huge. I was able to fit my small Cuisinart chopper, bottles of Perrier, baking supplies (5-lb sacks of flour/sugar) as well. All in all, very satisfied." β€”Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    13. A magnetic knife strip that'll organize your cooking tools and clear out some drawer space with the added benefit of making your kitchen look like a 5-star restaurant!

    A hand placing a knife against the magnetic knife strip mounted on a tile wall

    Promising review: "I want to order another one! I wish I had thought to purchase one of these sooner. The magnet is strong and holds plenty of my everyday knives. I decided to put it on the side of my fridge and it holds perfectly. I didn't need anything extra to hold it in place either. I'd like to get one more for the rest of my tools because this is so much better than the block! Now I have more counter space." β€”RayJoni07

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A cabinet door organizer with plenty of space for keeping cutting boards, baking sheets, plastic wrap, and more organized, out of sight, and on hand.,

    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." β€”Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (also available in a pack of two).

    15. A multipurpose drying rack you can also use as a prep board, flat colander, and trivet! The best part? It rolls up so it's easy to stow away when not in use.

    An over-the-sink drying rack with three drinking glasses on it

    It's heat-resistant up to 400 degrees F and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." β€”T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98.

    16. A do-everything Always Pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so you can streamline your collection. Saute, steam, serve, and so much more with this nonstick beauty, which comes with a lockable lid, steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest.

    Our Place

    Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed with an integrated spoon rest. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 pounds thanks to the lightweight aluminum body.

    Promising review: "This pan is EVERYTHING! I went from making pasta in the basket to steaming broccoli in it and then finishing my meal in there. Then I forgot about cleaning it because I’m lazy and the nonstick cleaned up so easily. The sponge they include is incredible, I do all my dishes with it now. Also it looks really cute sitting on my stove all day." β€”Darby S.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

    17. A space-saving drawer organizer so you can actually find the cutlery you need when you need it instead of rummaging through a pile of potentially painful pointy things.,

    Suitable for drawers with a minimum height of 3.25 inches, this organizer fits up to 24 pieces of cutlery.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be handy and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two because I inherited my grandmother's silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side by side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful." β€”Jerimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. An Instant Pot Ultra that does the work of seven kitchen appliances in one compact cooker, saving you invaluable kitchen space while making it easy to whip up delectable meals fast.,

    This handy kitchen gadget is a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sautΓ©, yogurt maker, and warmer all in one. For more info, check out our full Instant Pot review!

    Promising review: "When my range blew up, I had to find a way to feed my family. Instant pot to the rescue! This has all the bells and whistles, and is worth every dollar. I have used this from day one, at least twice a day, to cook meals. I have proofed bread in it and baked cheesecake in it. It does a great job. I like the upgraded safety lock, it is very easy to clean, and I highly recommend it." β€”CKE

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    19. An easy-to-install under-cabinet wine rack because tiny kitchens don't usually come equipped with wine fridges but you still deserve a stylish place to store your bottles.

    A three-bottle wine rack installed on the underside of a kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: "The perfect storage solution for those of us with a smaller kitchen space! Easily installed, simplistic design, and super convenient!" β€”Amy O

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    20. While your at it, snag a stemware rack to flesh out your one-stop, under-cabinet vino station.

    A stainless steel wine racked installed under a shelf filled with wine glasses
    TreadLite Tools / Etsy

    TreadLite Tools is an Appleton, Wisconsin-based small biz run by husband and wife duo Travis and Ashley. Both former educators, they now run their metal fabrication shop full-time, sourcing all their materials in the US to create high-quality home goods.

    This rack holds six to eight glasses and comes with mounting hardware.

    Promising review: "Bought two wine glass racks β€” stainless steel color to match the rest of my kitchen. Love them! I wanted to install them on shelves I previously bought and realized the bottoms of the shelves were a bit too thin for screws. Purchased a two-part clear epoxy glue and it worked like a charm! Thrilled with my purchase!!" β€”jasonandvictoria1

    Get it from TreadLite Tools on Etsy for $17.50+ (available in seven colors and in a value pack of three).

    21. An over-the-sink strainer board that instantly creates more multipurpose prep space for slicing, and dicing, and rinsing, and mincing.,

    Promising review: "Bought this because I have a small kitchen and need extra room to prepare meals. Fits over my large sink. Rubber tips hold it in place. Basket colander is easily expandable or collapsible and holds weight. Great for chopping and rinsing. I use the colander for rinsing vegetables and draining pasta, etc. Basket colander comes completely out very easily. Dishwasher safe. I am glad I ordered it. It gives me the room I need to prep meals." β€”Ocean Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A slim plastic bag holder because those couple grocery bags you tossed under the sink have seemingly multiplied into an invasive plastic swarm. But don't worry! These streamlined holders will quickly tame the beast and give all those stray plastic bags a place to call home.

    Three different-colored plastic bag dispensers with a white print
    SewNiceDesigns / Etsy

    SewNiceDesigns is a Wake Forest, North Carolina-based small biz run by Joan who uses her sewing skills to create a range of products from soothing neck wraps to face masks.

    Promising review: "Love these bags. I’ve been throwing all of my plastic bags under the sink, it was getting chaotic and opted to buy two of these. Definitely cleared up the clutter. Great idea and I highly recommend purchasing these." β€”Chanel Newby

    Get it from SewNiceDesigns on Etsy for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    23. Some tiered hanging produce baskets to stylishly display fresh fruits and veggies while saving precious countertop real estate in the process.

    Three-tiered hanging basket displayed in a kitchen holding three different types of fruit in each basket

    One reviewer used it to plant her herbs for possibly the cutest herb garden ever.

    Promising review: "Love it! I had a fruit and veggie bowl on my counter but I was running out of counter space, and it didn't hold much. This is very sturdy and I love the color. I knew it would be more of a rose gold than a copper just by looking at the pics, so I didn't expect a copper color. I now have counter and refrigerator space and a cute way to display my foods. Would definitely recommend!" β€”Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six colors).

    24. A bamboo cutting board with seven color-coded mats that prevent cross-contamination and make food prep organization a breeze. Plus, all these cutting mats store inside the wooden base, saving you tons of space.

    A bamboo cutting board with a green mat inserted on the top with a knife and vegetables on it next to six different colored mats each with a different food icon in the bottom right corner

    The flexible cutting mats are BPA-free and designed to fit snugly into the top surface of the cutting board. Use them with or without the bamboo cutting board, and store them inside when not in use.

    Promising review: "I was shopping for a set of small, identical cutting boards for prep work. Instead, I ordered this. The board itself is beautifully crafted bamboo, with an inset for the removable cutting mats. The rest store neatly under the board, ready to be pulled out and placed in the inset. This keeps the mat in place during use. A small thumb dent in the board makes for easy removal. I season meat or chicken, and simply leave them on a mat. Pull out the next and chop onions, dump those and pull out another for buttering buns. Or whatever. The most useful cutting board I've ever seen!" β€”Gary P. Olson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

    25. A tea bag organizer so you can finally throw out all those half-empty tea boxes and clear up some major cabinet space.

    The tea bag holder in red with all six drawers filled with different indiivdually-wrapped tea bags

    Promising review: "This is the perfect addition to my new kitchen to get my many teas off the counter and out of sight, yet easily accessible. It’s sturdy plastic and fits exactly between the two trims on the inside of my cabinet. The back is flat so I purchased the 3M doubled sided tape and, voila! The description says it holds 90 tea packets but it’s more suitable to 72, 12 in each of the 6 bins. My cabinet doors are 'self-closing' so there is no worry of the bins not staying in place." β€”2Bounders

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    26. A salvaged wood and wire basket shelf set for transforming blank walls into a stylish storage space where linens, cleaning supplies, utensils, and more can stay on-hand and out of the way.

    Two different sizes wooden shelves with connected wire storage baskets underneath filled with kitchen supplies
    Holistic Habitat

    Holistic Habitat is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, woman-owned small biz co-founded by Kristin and Rachael whose two major goals were to give back and source with a conscience by curating fair trade home goods and donating proceeds to a wide range of charitable organizations.

    Get this two-piece set from Holistic Habitat for $205.

    27. A comprehensive set of rainbow mixing bowls and measuring cups that are small kitchen friendly – they rest neatly together to save space!


    This set comes with a 4.8-quart large mixing bowl, 3.2-quart colander, 1.75-quart steel sieve strainer, 0.5-quart small mixing bowl with measurements, four measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup), and one tablespoon. The plastic is BPA-free, and all pieces except for the steel sieve are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This bowl and measuring set is great for someone who wants to add some color to their kitchen but doesn't want to give up a lot of space. I have a small kitchen with limited cabinet space, so this set was the perfect solution to my issue. The bowls are very sturdy and work well, and the measuring set is great. It is nice to have everything all in one place and not have to search for a bowl or a cup to measure when cooking. I take this out and I am ready to cook. The non-slip base on the bowls is a nice feature and keeps the bowl in place while mixing ingredients." β€”Trickster

    Get a 9-piece set from Amazon for $32.49.

    28. A clear can organizer bin for anyone with a can-crowded kitchen who loves space optimization almost as much as they love a soda-stocked fridge.

    A standing clear bin sitting on a shelf with an open front and a stack of seven cans of soup inside

    Promising review: "I live in a very old home with small cabinets. This organizer fits into my pantry and holds my canned goods perfectly. Each one holds about nine cans. It also helps me keep the cans in date order. I had one leftover that I can use for soda in the refrigerator. It was more than I wanted to spend but worked perfectly and solved my problem. Totally worth the money!" β€”Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    29. A spice organizer with pull-down drawers and labels to prevent you accidentally ending up with another bottle of coriander, because the one you already had got lost in the depths of your cluttered spice cabinet.

    This rack can hold 24+ spices and includes 52 printed and 52 blank labels.

    Promising review: "I do not regret getting this spice organizer! I can finally find all of my spices without having to move several out of the way. You know, like when you have to move 10 bottles from the shelf just to get to that one random spice in the back of the cabinet that you barely remembered that you even had? This organizer not only holds the standard size spice bottles, but also the medium-sized ones, too! This comes with several labels that you can add to the front of the drawers to help further organize your goods. I did find that there were several spice names that were not offered, but the blank labels serve that purpose as needed. I only have one, but it does look like another one could easily stack on top of this for those who are spice hoarders!!" β€”TeamDavidAndSarah

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in black).

    If you need more convincing, read our full pull-down spice rack review.

    30. A tiered under-sink organizer rack that's both height- and width-adjustable so you're no longer attacked by tumbling dish soap bottles whenever you go under your sink for a tea towel.

    Promising review: "Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small β€” my bathroom sink is *very* small, and the metal frame is thin enough that it doesn't take up much space, and of course, it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall. I might rearrange the shelves, but it's just held with screws on each end so that's easy enough to do-comes with two supports for two shelves, but you can choose from four heights/positions. πŸ‘πŸ» Might need to order a second for under the kitchen sink..." β€”Jennifer Mowry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in three finishes).

    31. A set of collapsible colanders because every time you're not cooking pasta or washing vegetables your bulky strainer is just sitting there mocking you with how much cabinet space it's taking up.


    Promising review: "I live in a very small apartment and these have been absolutely wonderful for saving space! They collapse easily and take their forms very easily, they have held up to multiple washes in the kitchen sink and their colors so far have not faded or stained. I am very happy with this purchase." β€”Lindsey

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $15.99.

    32. A tiered basket drawer organizer you can stack one on top of the other to make the most out of narrow cabinets and pantries. No more strategically stacking bags of tortilla chips and loaves of bread to prevent a food avalanche.,

    Promising review: "I first bought four for inside a cabinet. Then got two more for another open door area. These things are excellent for organization. I'm using the original four for storing all my kitchen gadgets (coffee bean grinder, garlic press, ricer, etc.) and the last two for onions, potatoes, garlic and the like. Possibly my best purchase at Amazon...and I buy a lot." β€”J. Standre

    Get it from Amazon for $27.87.

    33. A rolling kitchen cart with a fully-removable bamboo cutting board top that'll add a bit of extra prep room and a lot of extra storage to your space.

    A rolling cart with two wire shelves, a wooden top, and several hooks along the side

    Promising review: "I love this little guy! I live in a small condo with an open concept kitchen, so storage is at a minimum. I parked this at the end of my counter and not only does it look good, but I can store all my baking stuff, appliances, and pans, opening up valuable real estate in my cabinets. I also love that you can pop off the wood top. I've been using it when I make dough since my counters are white. Super easy to put together β€” took like 15 min. It's really sturdy and all the wheels work (no wonky grocery cart situations here)." β€”Abigail

    Get it from Wayfair for $132.99 (originally 189.99).

    34. A modular ceramic sink caddy for tidying up all those soaps, scrubbers, and brushes in one, easy-to-clean little station., Amazon

    Promising review: "Really cleans up the space around your kitchen sink. Looks so much nicer than having a bunch of sponges laying around. I bought two of the full circle brushes to go with it. Just makes the kitchen look more put together and classy, rather than messy." β€”Kelsey S.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in two colors).

    You happily cooking in your clutter-free kitchen:

    BBC Two

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