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    24 Things To Get The Most Space Out Of Your Kitchen Cabinets, Counters, And Tabletops

    Give all those food container lids, pots and pans, spice jars, and utensils a proper new home (in your home) while cutting down on all that kitchen clutter.

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    1. An expandable under-sink organizer with removable shelving pieces to accommodate any pipes while making the most out of all the vertical dead space.

    A white, plastic two-tier under-sink organizer

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I honestly didn't have very high expectations for it, but it blew my mind away! I have limited space in my kitchen so this worked beautifully! It fits so much that I emptied a cabinet and a half! Super easy to put together and clean. If you have limited space, just do it! You won't regret it." —Sean + Brooklyn

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    2. A freezer- and microwave-safe, 12-piece set of nesting food storage containers, because someone finally figured out the most efficient way to store lids with their respective receptacles. Plus they're plenty colorful too!


    Promising review: "I never lose any lids and now can keep everything completely together and stored in one large container. It is an awesome concept with lids and containers that are color-coded and fit nicely into my small cabinet space. No more opening the cabinet door and being attacked by flying lids that just pile up in a corner next to containers that they no longer fit. This product is great and I don't have any problems keep it clean or microwaving food. I treat these containers with great care and I think they will last for a bit. Great and well-made product! Worth the price!" —Linda Lou

    Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

    3. A freestanding kitchen cabinet pan holder that can go vertical (five pans) or horizontal (four pans) while significantly cutting down on all that heavy metal noise you previously made trying to dig one out for breakfast.

    Split image of pans stacked both vertically and horizontally in a black metal organizer

    Promising review: "We have old cupboards, without the drawers that pull out to make access easier. Before we got this rack, our pots & pans were a jumble in a cupboard beneath the cooktop. We have so much more space now that the skillets are stacked on this rack. A side benefit is that the nonstick pans don't get scratched because they aren't stacked inside one another. We love it." —Susan E.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87+ (available in two colors).

    4. A BPA-free and shatter-resistant three-drawer storage station for filing away tea, coffee, or sugar packets that offers much more in terms of presentation than the box said packets came in.

    A clear plastic three drawer organizer filled with tea packets

    Promising review: "This is awesome. Was slightly more than I’d like to pay for a piece of plastic but hey. I was deciding between this and a tea box but wanted something that wouldn’t take a lot of counter space because I didn’t have a lot to work with. This fits in nicely and holds a lot of teabags!" —Lucky Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A revolving, 20-jar spice rack tower organizer (with free spice refills for five years) to keep your saffron and sage front and center and easily organized rather than awkwardly taking up space in a cabinet.

    Mirrored spinning rack filled with spice jars with labeled black lids

    Promising review: "I love this spice rack! The rack spins to make it easy to use and doesn't take up a lot of counter space. Registering for the refills was super easy and the company was very helpful and responsive." —Smileyinez

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    6. A food container lid organizer for mitigating the mess of that one plastic-filled drawer and hopefully reuniting missing lids with containers (and saving some money from having to replace them all the time).

    Before and after image of reviewer's messy drawer full of lids now completely organized

    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 $12.99+ (available in four sizes).

    7. A cotton hanging storage pod for any kitchen knickknackery that never quite seems to have the proper home but is used often enough that you'd still like some easy access.

    Two patterned fabric storage pods hanging from kitchen hooks
    Sew Thoughtful Blankets / Etsy

    Sew Thoughtful Blankets is an Etsy shop founded in 2012 and based in Lisle, Illinois that makes plush playmats, birth announcement blankets, and nap mats.

    Promising review: "Love this cloth bag! Our family is using it to put dirty masks in for washing. Beautifully made, cool fabric and I also received a note shortly after purchase about the possibility of shipping taking a little longer than usual. It was nice to get the heads-up. Totally would purchase again." —MMM

    Get it from Sew Thoughtful Blankets on Etsy for $19.95+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A water-resistant, expandable, bamboo, utensil drawer organizer that'll make the most of whatever space you need to fit as much cutlery, flatware, and silverware as possible.

    Bamboo utensil organizer partially expanded

    Promising review: "We LOVE this drawer organizer! This brilliant design makes our silverware drawer a pleasure to use every day. It adjusts to the exact size of your drawer so there are no weird empty spaces. We also bought a new flatware at the same time, which is heavy-duty. Even though the flatware is large, the organizer still holds a service for 12 comfortably. Great product!" —Dot Calm

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A four-pack of shatter-resistant plastic stackable food storage bins for all those food items that present a bit of a challenge to stack and store (especially things that don't come in a box).

    Two clear plastic food storage bins stacked on top of each other

    Promising review: "I was looking for things to help organize our pantry. We have a small kitchen, so it's usually pretty full. These were perfect for holding smaller/loose items and saving space. I would recommend to anyone trying to get organized!" —Casey

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five sizes).

    10. A mounted kitchen wrap organizer rack, because precious cabinet or drawer space should not be wasted on the likes of wax paper, cling wrap, or tin foil.

    A white wire rack attached to the inside of a cabinet door with wrap containers inside

    Promising review: "This item was just what I was looking for to help maximize space in my tiny pantry. I have been using it on the inside of the door to store packages of ziplock bags of various sizes. The design makes it easy to remove bags as needed without having to remove the entire package from the rack. I just pull them through the front. I plan to order at least one more in order to completely take advantage of the unused space on the inside of my pantry door." —Bonnie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    11. A two-tier, corner shelf counter and cabinet organizer, which works just as well inside as cabinet as it does on a countertop while allowing easy access to dishes and bowls.

    A platinum corner dish and bowl organizer with wire-framed shelves

    Promising review: "These shelves are so handy that I had to buy another. I live in a small studio and I'm constantly running out of kitchen space, so I was looking for something that could help maximize my space while still looking good. They work great to double your shelving space, especially for low items like stacks of plates or short glasses. I give them five stars because they look great, they're super sturdy, and they allow you to extend them to the right length." —Dan Leveille

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    12. An easy-to-install, stainless-steel magnetic knife strip to knock the block off countertops while making a (very sharp) point about using wall space for storage.

    Reviewer's photo of knife magnet attached to kitchen wall

    Promising review: "I really regret not getting this sooner. Why I bothered all these years with other holders, I'll never know. This is by far the most hassle-free way of storing your knives (dry and rust-free). It was a little smaller than I anticipated but I like that it's sleek and doesn't crowd the small space on the wall. You can fit four large kitchen knives. I'll gladly buy another one when my knife collection expands." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A four-tier, home organizer rack on wheels so you'll be able to make the most out of any narrow space created by an awkwardly designed kitchen.

    Off-white plastic shelves wedged between a refrigerator and a counterspace

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to put on the side of my refrigerator. Trying to make the best use of that narrow useless space. It’s perfect and cleaned out the area. It holds items such as trash bag rolls plastic bags etc. Very easy to assemble. Not super sturdy but works enough for that narrow space." —Deb Insani

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    14. An expandable and stackable kitchen cabinet and counter shelf organizer that turns any shelf or freestanding space into two shelves for storing all those smaller items that don't really stack well.


    Promising review: "I really needed something to store my big pots and pans in the cabinet. I have other racks in which I have stored small- to medium-sized pots and lids but for big ones I needed something different t. I just took a chance and ordered this. I was worried that this is going to be very flimsy. I was wrong. It's very strong. I have expanded the rack and put two big pots/pans on top and two big on the bottom. It's amazing how much space my cabinet has now. This is really a good buy." —Mrspjr

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97 (available in two colors).

    15. A rust-proof, stainless-steel Simplehuman sink caddy for keeping sponges and scrubbers off the countertops while allowing them to dry more quickly.

    Sink caddy attached to the side of a sink with brushes and sponge inside

    Promising review: "This little gadget saves me a ton of precious counter space in my tiny kitchen which is much appreciated. I can see how it wouldn't work with every sink but the suction cups and metal bar have made it virtually impossible for the thing to fall (which is actually kind of frustrating as I'd like to clean the thing every once in a while) The plastic interior bit can be partially removed and washed and the scrub brush holder has drainage holes so there's no real mildew buildup. The stainless-steel looks really nice as well. It holds a lot more than I thought it would and it's very well-made. Highly recommend!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    16. A pot and pan rack and wall shelf with 10 hooks for holding up to 40 pounds of pots and pans. Also offers two options for installation., Amazon

    Promising review: "By placing two of these in my small kitchen in wasted space above my covered trash bin, I’ve increased storage space and getting to items is so much easier. While you can hang these two different ways, for my space I have I opted to hang uniformly. I am using the lattice area of the shelf and not the bar to hang the pots. This allows them to hang closer to the wall. Holds a nice amount of items - nice appearance." —Susan Keck

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A kitchen drawer organizer cutlery tray that's perhaps the most ingenious method for efficiently storing and retrieving utensils that we've ever seen. Genius design!

    Model's fingers removing a fork from a neat stack of utensils in a gray plastic utensil organizer with five sections for knives, spoons, and more

    Promising review: "Fits my drawer like a glove AND holds my set for twelve! Heavy gauge plastic construction 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+ (available in four styles).

    18. An under-cabinet wineglass holder, because stemware always takes up too much space and gets dusty when stored upright. Also serves as a great reminder that you should pick up some wine.

    Metal wire frame holding upside wine 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 fits the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    19. A fruit basket bowl with banana tree hanger that puts nature's candy on display and serves as a reminder that "you better eat these before they spoil." Otherwise, it's banana bread for you!

    A chrome finish fruit basket filled with oranges and apples with bananas hanging  above

    Promising review: "It is easy to assemble, easy to clean, and stores a surprisingly large amount of fruit in a compact, accessible, and space-efficient arrangement. Also, the hanger really cuts down on the bruising of the bananas." —Peter S.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.87+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A pack of eight neodymium magnet swiveling swing hooks which can hold up to 20 pounds each when hung from the fridge (60 pounds when hung under a flat surface). Works just as well for heavy pots as it does for light utensils.

    Eight silver magnetic hooks attached to a refrigerator holding utensils

    Promising review: "These super strong magnets have saved so much space in my (tiny) kitchen. I used them to hang up all the long utensils that don’t fit in a drawer. You need these in your life." —Jenny Dowding

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    21. A stainless-steel roll-up dish-drying rack to clear up the counter and make the most out of the empty space above the sink while prepping food for dinner and cleaning dishware afterward.


    Promising review: "Has so many uses! Not only for drying dishes. As I wash my fruits and vegetables in one sink I then can place them onto the rack in the other sink. I find this to be more sanitary than the fabric drying mats that I was previously using and constantly washing! Another plus is that this doesn't take up any counter space and when not in use, I can just roll this up...Such a space saver! I have received so many compliments on this drying rack, so now I have started giving it as gifts. Very happy with my purchase." —Shann Shann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A stainless finish wall plate for magnetic spice jars or magnetic hooks that make the most out of the backsplash. (Note: jars not included).

    Hexagonal spice jars attached to a magnetic wall-mounted metal plate

    Promising review: "Looks fantastic on the wall. The hexagon glass jars are tiny but enough for my cooking needs. Have been looking for an organized, space-saving, and visually appealing way to store spices and this knocked it out of the park. (I used 3M command poster strips all over the back of the metal holder and they worked well so far)." —Carlita

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in four sizes).

    23. An adhesive wall-mounted paper towel holder, because a single-use object (a paper towel holder) for a single-use item (paper towels) is just such an amazing waste. A towel holder brings more to the table when it's actually a shelf.

    Aluminum paper towel holder with small shelf mounted to wall

    Promising review: "I used this shelf for coffee filters and kitchen gadgets. It's a great size and easy to install. I recommend putting the roll of paper towels on before installing to see how much space that takes up and to see how easy it is to replace rolls of towels, this may change your mind about the location of the shelf." —Juliette

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    24. A plastic bag/grocery bag holder, so you don't have to look at a mounting pile of plastic. You'll be shocked at how many bags you can actually squeeze in there.

    Light blue, navy, and yellow bag holders hanging from hooks on a door
    Sew Nice Things / Etsy

    Sew Nice Things is an Etsy shop founded in 2011 and based in Wake Forest, North Carolina that makes door drafts, therapy neck wraps, and bag holders.

    Promising review: "Great quality, arrived on time and exactly as described. I’m using mine to hold bags for cleaning up after our dog, and it looks great hanging next to the back door with all the leashes!" —Julianna Carlson

    Get it from Sew Nice Things on Etsy for $12.95 (available in for colors).

    Unless this is the type of issue you're currently dealing with, any of these items can bring next-level cleanliness and organization to your kitchen.

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