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27 Products That'll Save You So Much Counter Space

Things you can truly count(er) on when it comes to saving space.

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4. A set of Matryoshka measuring cups — they're gonna nestle into a small corner and take up hardly any space, even if you insist on keeping them on display 24/7.,

These things are a true treasure, and they have almost 1,000 positive reviews to prove it!

Promising review: "I adore unique items for my kitchen, especially when they are cute and save space at the same time! These measuring cups are wonderful. I always keep them nested on my counter top next to my flour/sugar canisters. They work very well, are well made, easy to clean, and unlike many cheap measuring cups where the measurement starts to come off after many uses/washes, there is nothing printed on these. It's all etched into the plastic. I've gotten lots of comments on them. These are a great gift!" —Kate Mahoney

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two colors).

6. A thin shelving system to solve all the vintage-sink-means-no-counter conundrums in your historic apartment.

Promising review: "This is a perfect storage piece if you have a small bathroom. Assembly was easy. It looks nice and I was surprised that I could really store more than just toilet paper, plus the added top shelf area helps too because it gives you a little extra place to set items other than just the bathroom sink top. I'm happy with my purchase." —Donna Theobald

Get it from Amazon for $84.99 or get a larger version from Walmart for $79.99.


8. A brilliant over-the-sink cutting board for any chef who doesn't have the space to prep any food fancier than macaroni.

Promising review: "This is exactly what I hoped it would be. My kitchen sink does not have any counter space next to the side with the garbage disposal. I was constantly transferring peelings from one area to another with predictable messes and drops on the way to the disposal. However now, with this simple but great device, I can sweep whatever directly into the disposal. The colander is on the smallish side but adequate, the cutting board area is stable, and the extender arms hold it securely. And the whole thing can go into the dishwasher. I leave it out because I use it every day and I definitely recommend it." —PAE

Get it from Amazon for $27.95 or get a similar version from Jet for $24.74 or from Walmart for $19.75.

9. A coffee cup tower with mugs that fit perfectly together. It'll save you space since stowing mugs side-by-side has been filling all your cabinets and it'll add something bright to the cuppa that brightens up your morning.

Promising review: "I was looking for a way to make more room in my kitchen cupboards. These are attractive, very inobtrusive on my kitchen counter, and the size is right." —Shauna J. Gunnink

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

10. A swivel knife block/cookbook stand for when you can't ~stand~ trying to find space for your recipe book any longer.

11. A magnetic tool set so your garage stays organized and your shop doesn't end up looking like a ~tool~ uses it.

Promising review: "After years of using a knife block we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install, the magnet is very strong, and we now have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." —A. Tran

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or from Walmart for $14.99.


12. A slide-out storage tower you can hide in any tight crevice to give yourself some serious storage space.

Promising review: "I don't know how we lived without this thing. I live in an older home with absolutely no storage in the kitchen and I was amazed how much this holds." —K. Johnsen

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

13. A darling makeup case so *cute* you'll wanna keep it out forever, but so good at *storage* you'll actually be able to make room for it on the counter.

15. A toothbrush subscription specifically designed with a space-saving small electric toothbrush and a case that can stick to the mirror.


16. Or a toothpaste and toothbrush set that'll let you keep the brushes you have safe, clean, and off the counter while also making sure your children never waste your toothpaste again.

Promising review: "This thing is great! I love to brush my teeth in the shower, but I don't like to set my toothbrush down in the shower. This solves that problem. The toothbrushes stay protected and dispensing toothpaste is a neat, one-handed process! Very convenient and attractive design. The toothpaste dispenser is manual, not electronic, so you don't have to worry about batteries or the motor dying." —AChic

Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

17. A magnetic knife set — it'll be like a rainbow over (and not on) your kitchen counter.

This set comes with a magnetic strip and sharpener, and a cheese, pizza, paring, utility, slicer, bread, and chef knife.

Promising review: "When I saw this set I was speechless. It is beautiful. It also comes in a wonderful box. I love the beautiful colors and that each knife has what it's for written on it. This would be a great wedding gift or for someone learning to cook...any gift really! I was so impressed with this set and the quality of the knives. My only regret is that I didn't buy a few more to keep around for gifts. They are very sharp. I would not hesitate to buy these again." —meg_73

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or get a similar set from Walmart for $25.04.

18. An over-the-door tiered storage set that's sure to ~stack up~ when it comes to organizing your bathroom.

Promising review: "This fits perfectly behind my bathroom door and I was able to close the door just fine with no problem. It’s a great small storage for small bathrooms like mine." —HeyNe33a

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.

19. A honeycomb wine holder people are gonna be ~buzzing~ about when they see how beautifully it stores the drinks that get them buzzed.

Promising review: "This wine holder is unique and beautiful. It holds bottles securely and is still beautiful when full. Even when it is empty, it adds a nice accent to our kitchen." —Rose13

Get it from Crate & Barrel for $49.95 (available in four colors).


20. An eight-tier wall and door rack for anyone who has been wracking their brain over how to store their food without a pantry.

Promising review: "This thing is freaking awesome! It is so sturdy and can hold some really heavy stuff! I used the door hooks to hang it on the back of a door. A single person can assemble and mount this easily. I didn't end up using all of the shelves since some of the items I need to store are large and heavy — I liked having the option of leaving them out and just using as many as I needed. This is a great product and I will buy it again for other closets and storage areas." —Chimera

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 or get a similar one from Walmart for $14.70.

21. A simply lovely hook shelf that'll give your kitchen an open and airy appearance while also giving your counter space the luxury of finally being clean and open.

22. A toilet-framing shelf so your lack of counter space won't have you down in the ~dumps~.

Promising review: "I love it! For a couple of years I've been looking for a storage solution for my son's bathroom. These shelves are a great alternative to drilling holes in the bathroom tile. This is a wonderful price and quality." —Y. Coop

Get it from Amazon for $37.95, a similar one from Jet for $32.14, or one from Walmart for $19.84.

23. A sink shelf — it may be small enough to fit in the extra space behind your sink, but it's sure to make a big difference.

Promising review: "I wanted to make more room on my small counter and I was hoping to find something tall enough to fit over my toaster, but I didn't want it to be overwhelming and take up half the counter width. This shelf fit the bill exactly! It's heavy and has a sturdy, solid shelf (rather than a rack). It's the perfect place to put small containers and other miscellany. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —Rose

Get it from Amazon for $22.14 or grab a lovely wooden one from Jet or Walmart for $18.


25. A waterproof storage pouch to hang on the wall of your kitchen, bathroom, or workshop and store everything from paint brushes to toothbrushes, all while giving you the extra space you need to actually prepare a project.

Promising review: "Great for small items you want to organize out of the way in a small space. It has nice neutral colors that will match most decors. It's perfect for getting all my bottles and tubes of makeup off my bathroom vanity while still making them easy to grab." —jenishops

Get it from Amazon for $10.69.

26. A geometric utensil holder that'll help you store kitchen tools in an easy and efficient way.

27. And a hanging drying rack — it's gonna save you some serious real estate when your dishes need to dry but you need yourself a sandwich.

I personally use this and absolutely love it! It has opened up the limited counter space I have in my apartment while giving the kitchen a minimalist tone. Even when there are dishes drying in it, there's something about them being off of the counter that makes the kitchen look cleaner. It works well, looks good, and I couldn't be happier with it!

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.