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    39 Small Tips To Make Your Kitchen Look So Much Better

    Give yourself stainless steel–look appliances, a tidier sink, or even some under-the-cabinet lighting to look at while you heat up some ramen.

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    1. Organize your hand-washing essentials with a corner sponge organizer because you need 'em within reach... might as well make 'em look a bit tidier!

    before of messy sink, then after with the organizer with everything very organized

    2. Graduate from your mismatched collection to a set of silicone-coated kitchen utensils that are nice-looking but neutral enough to blend in a bit with everything in your kitchen.

    3. Become a kitchen rug person with a *vinyl* runner that looks like a vintage Persian beaut but'll easily wipe up because spills WILL happen.

    4. Brighten an icky tile floor with a grout pen so you don't have to stare at the stained grout and imagine what it used to look like. Grout takes up a teeny bit of space but, as you can see from the pics, makes a huge impact!

    5. Repair chips, dents, cracks, and other eyesores with a set of 50 wood fillers. Dog scratched up your hardwood floors because he hears you dumping food in his bowl? NBD.

    6. Stash all your plastic bags (hey, they make great bin liners plus you have to pay for them now in NYC!) with some plastic grocery bag wranglers light enough to hang on a hook on your wall *or* inside your kitchen cabinet. Just saying, these would look real cute in your pantry.

    two hanging bag organizers with a hand pulling a grocery bag out of the bottom of one

    7. Spiff up stainless-steel appliances with a plant-based stainless steel cleaner and polish spray (that comes with a microfiber cloth) for a low-lift transformation. Appliances are expensive. Their upkeep shouldn't be!

    8. Or if you pine for stainless-steel appliances, you can cop the look with some stainless-steel-effect contact paper to get you the modern look of fresh appliances for chump change. OK this takes a little more work, but look at that payoff!

    9. Keep within reach when you cook with a  magnetic stove shelf that's the perfect amount of room to keep your most-used spices so you don't have to go digging in your cabinet while the oil is literally poppin' on your stove top. 

    StoveShelf is a small business, and these shelves are built to last a lifetime. 

    Promising review: "This is an excellent buy. The shelf helped me declutter my cabinet, and it is an awesome storage space for my more often used spices. It is sturdy, easily installed, and attractive. I recommend this shelf." —Pamella R. 

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six types and three sizes).

    10. Protect your kitchen essentials from uncecssary wear and tear with some cabinet and drawer liners, even if your kitchen cabinets seem to be older than your grandma.

    11. String up some (truly easy) under-cabinet lights to bring a modern touch to any outdated cabinets that you wish you could replace. This'll instantly make your kitchen look *so* expensive.

    kitchen with plain white stock cabinets with lights underneath them to make it look so much better

    12. Tidy your kitchen drawers without sacrificing a bunch of your utensils with a slim cutlery organizer here to prove that, yes! You do have room for all your cutlery in your tiny kitchen drawer! Scoot over, forks.

    open kitchen drawer with the slim organizer holding lots of flatware with plenty of leftover room in the drawer for other kitchen tools

    13. And bring some order to your junk or kitchen tool drawer with an adjustable drawer organizer and movable organizers so you can update your organization as you lose or gain new kitchen gadgets.

    open kitchen drawer with red silicone organizer in it with movable organizer parts to change up design with your needs

    14. Mount an unassuming broom organizer as your new organization station so you don't have to lean a broom in the kitchen corner or shield yourself from a falling mop every time you open the pantry.

    15. Customize your kitchen wall storage sitch with moldable glue because you might as well customize your stuff in a way that works for you instead of deigning to use ugly organizers that sorta meet your needs.

    colander and wooden spoon held onto a tile kitchen wall with hooks and holders made from the moldable glue

    16. Cut the clutter in your cabinet where you stash your tea with a tea bag holder that'll save you some space, *plus* look nice enough to leave out on the counter for company when you offer up some coffee or tea.

    vertical organizer on counter with different tea bags in each compartment
    the organizer with removable drawers

    Promising review: "This is an amazing tool to organize, declutter, and gain accessibility. I used to have a shelf of boxed teas that I had to rummage through when I wanted to make a cup. Now I can see what I have, I save cabinet space, and it is easy to store along side my kettle. I loved it so much I ordered a second one for my office. I get many compliments." —D. Burks

    Get it from Amazon for $12.93+ (available in three colors).

    17. Invest in a ~tasteful~ combo dish-drying mat that also has an adjustable drying rack to hold all those plates. Not all of us are lucky enough to have a double sink!

    kitchen countertop with a combo dish-drying mat and pad

    18. Swap out some unsightly rags for some nice-looking dish cloths because they've gotta be out in the open. They might as well look nice!

    stack of plaid dishcloths on a kitchen counter

    19. Use some stove burner covers to help you catch the mess right away on gas stove tops. Or just cover up some chipped or sorry-looking stove tops. (I live in a rental with a white gas stove top that def has some unsightly chips on it, so I can relate!)

    20. Decant juice and other bevs into some squared-off carafes that'll not only look nice, but will fit in your fridge door. It's true, you *can* make the inside of your fridge look a bit nicer with a tad of organizing help!

    two tall carafes in square shape at bottom with lids in a fridge door

    21. Toss the old plastic containers stained with curry from your fave Thai takeout joint (yum) and meal prep with these airtight stackable storage containers instead that'll stack nicely in your fridge without taking up too much room.

    stack of clear food storage containers in a fridge

    22. Give yourself some more countertop space (plus a nicer view) with a slim, slide-out caddy that's skinny but tall enough to place in the weird little space between your fridge and kitchen cabinets. This is also perfect for the stuff you put in the fridge but you don't really need to stash in the fridge.

    23. Make your lower kitchen cabinet a thing of beauty(?!) with an accordion-like pots and pan organizer that'll easily adjust with your growing organizing needs. (Even that griddle pan you just had to buy.)

    inside a kitchen cabinet with the accordion-like organizer stretched across the shelf's length to hold pans and lids

    24. Store your serious cutlery on a magnetic knife strip (it only looks expensive) instead of that clunky old knife block squatting on your kitchen counter.

    wood magnetic knife mount on a kitchen wall

    25. Free up some kitchen cabinet space with mounted wine racks for a storage solution that'll make getting a post-work pour that much easier. Plus it'll be a super easy way to display any especially decorative glasses.

    under-cabinet wine glass holder with throw rows and enough for nine glasses

    26. Dress up that water stain that won't quit on your kitchen table with a charming burlap table runner because people will just assume that you're always ready to entertain.

    wood dining table with burlap stripe runner on it

    27. More easily deal with fridge spills and hold onto your produce a bit longer with moisture-absorbing fridge bin liners that aren't a total eyesore. Picture this: Next time your kid knocks over juice in your fridge, thee liners can catch it rather than you having to take a drawer out of the fridge and awkwardly scrubbing it down in your sink. I've done that before and it's not great!

    fridge produce bin with the liner in the bottom

    28. Hang tiny Command hooks on the inside of your kitchen cabinet to cease your measuring cups' nasty reign of hogging precious drawer space.

    writer's pic of inside of a kitchen cabinet with mounted Command hooks to hanging measuring cups and spoons from

    29. Loft your farmers market haul and free up some counter space with a charming fruit hammock you can screw onto the underside of your kitchen cabinets.

    kitchen with a fruit hammock hanging down from the bottom of a cabinet
    macraYAYmacrame / Etsy

    macraYAYmacrame is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based shop that makes a variety of cool macrame accessories. 

    Promising review: "Beautiful and functional! This is the perfect addition to our beachy kitchen. We spray painted the hooks matte black to match our other hardware. It’s so cute!" —Melissa Wilkes

    Get it from macraYAYmacrame on Etsy for $32.

    30. Fight the good fight against greasy spills and messes with a bottle of Goo Gone foaming spray. Your oven is about to get a makeover.

    Reviewer photo of dirty oven before using Goo Gone cleaner
    Reviewer photo of dirty oven after using Goo Gone cleaner

    Promising review: "Wow! A degreaser that actually works! I love the foam, which starts to work immediately on my stove top as well as cookware and other kitchen surfaces." —P. Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    31. Or if you'd like to support a small business, use a 100% natural oven cleaning kit that comes with an oven scrub, all-purpose cleaners, and a metallic sponge that'll make your old oven look like you got a new one. 

    A jar of the oven scrub
    A gif of a person cleaning their over using the scrub
    Cleaning Studio on Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a Fairfield, Connecticut-based Etsy shop filled with natural cleaning products and tools.

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $27.99+ (available in two jar types).

    32. Corral your boxes of food wrap and cutting boards into cabinet door organizer to help zero in on what you need so much faster. 

    Reviewer with plastic wrap, tinfoil, and similar boxes inside organizer
    Different reviewer using organizer for five 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 $17.97.

    33. Or use a set of in-drawer organizers so you can easily grab a sandwich bag with one hand while your other hand is, well, holding a sandwich!

    open kitchen drawer with sections for different sized plastic bags
    Laser Sloth / Etsy

    Laser Sloth is a Puyallup, Washington-based Etsy shop that specializes in personalized lasered items and gifts.

    Promising review: "OMG I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!! Super fast shipping and adorable little stickers I immediately had to fight my 18-year-old daughter for! 🤣😂🤣It took me a minute to figure out the most effective way to put them together (I've got arthritis) but once I got going I had so much fun!! I'm using them for my reusable and one-use bags. They're quite versatile! I'd love to have some options for foil, parchment, and wax paper next! 🥰🥰" —Shylo Ferguson

    Get it from Laser Sloth on Etsy for $40 (available in two sizes).

    34. Tidy up your windowsill with a hanging planter that'll fit in your window so you won't have to crowd out essential countertop appliances for your kitchen herb garden.

    Promising review: "Love it for my kitchen herb garden. Great when you don't have a lot of space." —Tuesdai Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    35. Resign to that you have to keep some essentials on the counter but you *can* find some very cute versions of them — like a cacti-themed bottle cleaning brush set made to get into weirdly shaped bottles and toddler cups. And! The bowl holder drains for easier cleaning. 

    reviewer image of the cacti brush set in the white container
    reviewer image of the brush set out of the container, showing the different types of brushes

    Promising review: "I love this product. I got it because of all the hype on TikTok, but I gotta say I actually find it a really nice way to display my bottle and accessories cleaner. It matches perfectly with my boom grass. Makes my kitchen feel warm." —DIPC

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in two colors, as well as just replacement brushes). 

    36. Invest in an expandable under-sink kit to fit around awkward pipes in the kitchen or bathroom while giving some sturdy ground to those bottles of cleaner and rolls of toilet paper. No more cabinet avalanches!

    Promising review: "Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small — under 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. 👍🏻 Might need to order a second for under the kitchen sink..." —Jennifer Mowry

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87 (available in two finishes).

    37. Get more cabinet space in an visually pleasing way with a set of TikTok-famous