6 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen
Have a lot of kitchen tools but not enough storage? We’re featuring our best tricks and most clever finds to maximize space and keep your countertops clutter-free.
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Free Up Counter Space
UMBRA FLOAT Are you always digging through the utensil drawer to find a wooden spoon? Mount this holder against a wall or in a cabinet to keep utensils handy without taking up precious real estate on your countertop. It has a flexible grip that held all the various-sized utensils we tested it with. $15, umbra.com
Make Use Of Vertical Space
ENCLUME WALL-MOUNTED NARROW BOOKSHELF RACK When you can’t add more shelves at eye level, there’s only one solution: Build up! This gorgeous 24-inch storage rack has both hooks for hanging pots and pans and a shelf for cookbooks or cutting boards. It’s easy to spot the cooking vessel you need without reaching into the back of a cabinet. We love it in copper, but it’s also available in hammered steel. $400, williams-sonoma.com
Ditch The Knife Block
ZWILLING JA HENCKELS WALL-MOUNT MAGNETIC KNIFE HOLDER If you still have a bulky wooden knife block on your countertop, it might be time to rethink the arrangement. All your chef’s knives can be stored on this sleek magnetic rack for easy access. This may not work as well for DIYers if you have a tile backsplash, however, as you have to drill into the wall to mount it. $25, bedbathandbeyond.com
Collapse Your Tools
CHEF’N SLEEKSTOR 8-PIECE COLLAPSIBLE MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS SET Dry measuring cups can be awkward and take up space. This eight-piece set of dishwasher-safe measuring cups and spoons not only nests but also collapses almost flat. We love that these are BPA-free and consist of stain- and heat-resistant silicone cups (up to 650°F) and heat-resistant nylon handles (up to 400°F). $15, bedbathandbeyond.com
Make Sense Of Your Spices
KAMENSTEIN 12 JAR SPICE RACK Free up a drawer or cabinet by moving your spices to a magnetic rack such as this stainless steel model that holds 12 canisters. It’s best mounted on a wall or used with its built-in stand on a countertop. It comes with labels and spices plus a complimentary subscription for five years of refills, which can be fulfilled at freespicerefrills.com. Always make sure to close the spice jars before hanging back on the rack to avoid spills. $41, wayfair.com
Look For Multipurpose Tools
ISI BASICS SILICONE SPOON SPATULA IN WASABI Why keep two tools on hand when one does double duty? This one untensil is both a spoon for cooking and scooping up liquids (it’s heat- resistant up to 600°F) as well as a spatula for baking and scraping flat surfaces – and its unique shape makes it amenable to both uses. $10, isi-store.com