Some consider the countertop prime real estate. Whether you have limited counter space or loads of space, many of us like to keep the counters looking neat, tidy and clutter free. This can be deemed difficult especially when there are so many amazing kitchen gadgets available.
Keeping gadgets and tools on the countertop does make your kitchen tools easily accessible, yet, all those tools can add up to unwanted clutter. Make sure you’re only storing gadgets that are used daily on the countertop. Everything else should have a designated space in your cabinets. Along with kitchen gadgets, we often store food, dinnerware, and junk on the counter. All of this can accumulate to a messy and disorganized kitchen. If you don’t know where to start, rest assured, we’re here to help. We’ve searched for amazing ways to help keep your countertop neat, organized and as clutter-free as possible.
The kitchen countertop often is a place where we store common appliances as well as snacks and assorted kitchen items. To help save your countertop some much-needed space you could add this refrigerator side storage unit.
The storage unit is made out of pine wood and has a clean design to suit many kitchen styles. It has 3 shelves to store an array of kitchen products as well as a hanging rail at the bottom to hold hand towels, oven mitts or whatever you please.
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If the refrigerator side storage doesn’t work for your kitchen maybe this slide out storage will work instead. Some kitchens have a small gap or space beside the refrigerator that is often just deemed useless. Storage is precious and this rack could really help you.
It has 3 shelves that could hold condiments or other pantry items that you may be keeping on your counter. The wheels on the bottom of the unit help make this organizer so easily accessible. Prevent clutter from accumulating on your countertop and tuck it away with this organizer.
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A clever way to get items off your counter is to utilize your wall space. By doing this, you’ll b maximizing your verticle space while still maintaining cleanliness and organization.
This multipurpose kitchen utensil organizer is great for organizing many things. It comes with bars and connectors so you can customize how it’s set up. The little shelves allow you to store small items like spices, or condiments and the hooks could help organize your most frequently used large utensils.
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Knife blocks are another common kitchen item that takes up counter space. Once you’ve installed the multipurpose utensil organizers you’ll want to add this magnetic knife bar too.
This kitchen organizing tool will also help you maximize vertical space in an organized manner. Its made of heavy-duty magnets that could hold knives of many sizes. You may want to consider installing it in a location that is convenient for food prep.
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Dishwashers are great but not all kitchenware is dishwasher safe. For this reason, it’s important to have a sponge or dishcloth on hand. Instead of storing it freely in the sink or on the counter you could invest in this kitchen sink caddy.
It has a suction cup back to adhere right in your kitchen sink. The great thing about this is that the sponge can drip into the sink until it’s fully dry. Say no to moldy or smelly sponges and cluttered counters!
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Dish drainers are vital especially for those that don’t have a dishwasher. You can find drainer racks in many shapes, sizes and materials but what makes this one special is it fits right over your kitchen sink, no counter space required.
This dish drainer rack will fit in most sinks. It has a coated wire base and handles to protect your dishes and your countertops from scratches or damage. Wash your dishes and let them air dry with this dish drainer.
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Paper towels and hand towels are essentially a necessity in the kitchen. They’re vital tools to help clean up spills and messes.
Instead of a stand-up paper towel holder, you might want to consider this under cabinet rack. It will slide nicely onto the bottom shelf of your cabinet that will allow the paper towel roll to still be easily accessible but off the countertop. Further, you could even hang it over a cabinet door to hang a hand towel.
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Mugs are important tools especially for those who are frequent coffee or tea drinkers. For those who store their mugs on a countertop caddy or tower, you might want to consider this hook display.
This mug organizer is mounted to the wall and can hold up to 18 mugs or cups at a time. It’s a great tool to help clear excessive cups or mugs that fill up the counter. This rack isn’t just practical but it aesthetically pleasing too.
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For those who love wine, understand the importance of having it on hand at all times. If you store your wine bottles on the counter then this kitchen organizing tool could really benefit you.
These stackable storage racks allow you to store double the bottles in one area. The sizing is fairly universal so even if you don’t love wine you could use it for soda or sparkly juice too. If you don’t want bottles on your counter at all you could use this storage rack in your fridge or in your pantry.
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To go along with your wine bottle storage rack you’re going to need this wine glass rack. Wine glasses are stunning and don’t’ deserve to be tucked away in a cupboard or sloppily stored on a countertop.
As a solution, store your delicate wine glasses on this wrack. It’s easy to install and will fit nicely underneath your kitchen cabinet. It can store 6-9 stemmed wine glasses, depending on their size.
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Cooking with spices is imperative. They can truly bring a dish to life and many meals could turn out quite bland without them. If you were thinking about investing in a rotating spice rack, or are accustomed to storing spices in a disorganized matter then you need this magnetic spice rack.
This spice rack has a magnetic back so you can keep the strip attached to your fridge for easy access. This rack comes with 6 tin spice containers with clear fronts for easy viewing purposes.
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Storing large utensils on the countertop is common, after all, we do it because it’s convenient. Many of us store them in some sort of vase or container to keep them upright, yet easily accessible for cooking.
This utensil holder looks like an ordinary holder but it’s unique for a couple reasons. Firstly, the tri-compartment divider will help you organize your kitchen tools in an efficient manner. Further, the holder sits atop a rotating base so you don’t need to scavenge amongst the chaos and it will provide a 360-degree view of every tool you have on hand.
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An excellent way to organize all your countertop essentials is to store them neatly on a lazy Susan. This will allow you to have a 360-degree view and access to all the important essentials you need in a hurry!
You could store commonly used utensils, olive oil, salt, and pepper, or whatever you want! The lazy Susan can be used in so many different areas of your kitchen too. For more ideas check out these Unique Lazy Susan DIY Hack Ideas: 15 Simple Ways To Organize Your Kitchen.