These small kitchen organizers cut down on clutter and maximize storage space in seconds

Because size does matter

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So, you're working with a small kitchen? We've all been there. Whether it's a tiny rental you're living in or a house with basically no room for anything, there are some things you can do to maximize your storage space — fast. 

I've been browsing online for small kitchen organizers to use in my space. While my kitchen isn't the smallest ever, I will admit that there's a serious lack of storage space in my cabinets and on my countertops. I've had to be smart with what's available, and bringing in an organizer (or four) helped. By doing this, you'll have a dedicated space for your cans, your sauces, and even for those pesky pan lids, so not only will your kitchen be more organized but you'll be able to cram way more food (and pretty cookware) into this space.

See below for nine great kitchen organizers that you need to use in your kitchen, small or large. We've also got plenty of small kitchen storage ideas if you're not in the market to buy anything new and plenty of cute home organization products to use in your other rooms.

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How we chose these small kitchen organizers

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Annie Collyer

Hi! I'm Annie and I carefully handpicked these organizers, based on customer reviews, price, and most importantly, how handy they really are. I have a medium-sized kitchen in my apartment, although the storage space (cabinets and countertops) I have to work with is minimal. This means I have no choice but to be creative when it comes to storing my cans, stacking my spices, and keeping my cutlery in order. All of the organizers I featured above I would definitely buy for my own space, and some of them I actually already own.

Happy organizing!

What are the must-have kitchen organizers for a small space?

If I had to choose three types of kitchen organizers, then it would definitely be a cutlery drawer organizer, under-shelf baskets, and something to hold your pots, pans, and lids.

What is the best way to organize a small kitchen?

We've got an abundance of kitchen storage ideas for you to scroll through and save for later, but in short, there are a couple of things you'll want to do now if you're looking to reorganize your kitchen cabinets and countertops:

1. Get everything out of your cabinets and put it on your countertops or on the floor. Clean out your cupboards.
2. Sort through what you have and put them into piles based on things that are similar. Put anything you consider an "extra" into a separate pile. For example, excess cutlery, pans, mugs, and plates.
3. Think smart when choosing where things will live. For instance, make sure your mugs are kept in a cabinet below or above your coffee maker. Put things that you use less (think certain types of glassware or serving plates) higher up.
4. Put anything you don't want on your countertops or open shelving into a cabinet. Stack anything that you can.
5. Place things you don't mind showing on your countertops. Make use of a storage container for a more seamless look.
6. Identify any empty spaces outside of cabinets that you can use, and look for an organizer that will fit this space.
7. Donate any unopened cans to your local food bank and take kitchenware you've not used in a while to your local thrift store.

How should I arrange my appliances in my small kitchen?

You're going to have to be space-savvy with appliances, which means that anything you don't use often will need to be stored away. Keep anything you use daily on your countertop and make use of corners where an appliance is square in shape. It's easy to make your countertops look cluttered with appliances, so you might want to give any that you rarely use to friends or family members. Or better yet: invest in multi-purpose appliances.

To hide wires, which can take up a deceptive amount of room on a countertop, buy a cord organizer (like these ones from Amazon (opens in new tab)) and stick them to the back of your appliance.

Where outlets are a problem, get yourself an extender that's not an eyesore (like this one from Amazon (opens in new tab)) as this means you can nestle your appliances together.

I've also listed some of my favorite Amazon organizers for your home, whether you're a Prime member or not.

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. Along with my team, I'm here to review all of the products you might be considering buying for your home. As someone who lives in a flat with a small amount of storage space to work with, and with two indoor pets to clean up after, I am forever searching for stylish yet functional appliances that won't blemish my decor if I can't fit them in a cupboard. I love decorating my living room for each season, while my other hobbies include drinking a decent cup of coffee, going on park walks with my dog and enjoying an Instagrammable brunch with my husband.