What To Do When Your Kitchen Storage is Less Than Ideal

Few things are worse than having a cluttered kitchen with no counter space to spare. It’s a struggle I’m all too familiar with. My current kitchen doesn’t have a ton of storage, so I’m always on the lookout for products that will help us save space.

Here’s how you can make the most out of your kitchen space with little-to-no effort:

What’s under your sink? 

Under-the-sink cabinets are perfect for storing your kitchen cleaners, trash bags, and detergents. For some, it’s even where the trashcan lives. You might *think* you’re already making the most of that space, but we have serious reason to believe you’re not.  Why?

Unless you already own the Stalwart Adjustable Under Sink Kitchen Shelf Organizer, your under-the-sink set up is likely subpar. This thing is completely customizable with 12 different shelf height options, adjustable width, movable slats and shelves; so all your bases are covered. It can fit under just about any sink, and the design even accounts for pipes and other items that might be hanging out under there. Not only that, but the shelves are surprisingly stable and easy to adjust. Once you customize the shelves how you want them, you can say goodbye to wasted space and keep all your cleaning supplies (or whatever you choose to store down there!) efficiently sorted.

Mix-and-Match No More

Aren’t you tired of having to pull out half of your cabinet just to get the right sized lid for the pot you’re using? Or opening a cabinet to several mismatched lids just waiting to fall out and test your patience? Is your sanity worth $3?

We have ALL the heart-eyes for the Honey-Can-Do Coated Steel Wire Lid Organizer. Sure, it’s a pretty simple idea—a rack for all the lids from your pots and pans. But if you don’t already have one of these, it will change your life. This rack is perfect because the coating on the wire helps prevent rust and scratches, it’s gentle on your lids and dishware, and the slim design won’t take up much space on your countertops or in a cabinet. It’s a free-standing organizer, so you can put it anywhere with no fuss and no additional support. If it gets dirty, all you have to do is wipe it down with a damp towel and it’ll be good as new! Plus it lasts forever—so this one is kind of a no-brainer.

Make room for the necessities.

Though I personally think it should be a requirement for homes to have built-in storage for wine glasses and stemware, that’s sadly not always the case. This super sturdy and affordable stemware rack is a perfect solution for freeing up cabinet space in the kitchen. Not only will you have a lot more room for your wine glasses and champagne flutes, but you can display your stemware in a safe and classy way. Even if you don’t need the space, you’ll love the aesthetic this little device will add to your home. The rack can hang up to 18 wine glasses, and you can install it just about anywhere—even under your cabinets.

Storage that doubles as decor?!

I’m all about a well-decorated kitchen. Thanks to being raised in the sweet south with a hostess-with-the-mostess mother, I love to host and cook and am always looking for ways to make the most of my kitchen space. After getting married, I found that there isn’t enough storage in the world to hold all of the things you register for. (I mean, did we really need a popcorn bucket that could hold a small child?)

Try to find storage solutions that match the aesthetic of your kitchen—especially if you’re forced to store items on your sacred countertop space. I’m currently obsessed with these gold wire baskets because they’re practical, super cute, and only $1.98. Yeah, seriously. They’re available in several colors (white being my second personal favorite).
The possibilities are honestly endless with these bad boys. Here’s how I’m using mine:


The key to making the most of your own kitchen situation is to get creative…and maybe get rid of a few of those mismatched mugs you’ve been holding onto since college.