31 Things That’ll Help Declutter Your Counters

31 Things That’ll Help Declutter Your Counters

These will help you save a bunch of counter space — you can count on that.

1.

A gold grid panel to hold an assortment of items that might be currently strewn about your counters. Once they’re on show, your clutter can look like intentional decor. You deserve a TLC show with that life hack hanging on your walls.


Amazon

Promising review: “My daughter used this as her headboard in her dorm room. We purchased lights and clips, so it could be used as a picture display and we love the end result. It is lovely at night! This was well worth the money!” —MnMMom3

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

2.

A pair of handcrafted rustic wine shelves for keeping your good glasses safely stored and your best bottles on display.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this shelf set. I have no negative feedback to give. It looks amazing in my small kitchen, the quality is top notch, and it was easy to put up. I would recommend this to anyone. Just buy these, they’re exactly what you’re looking for.” —Katie DeMent

Get them from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

3.

An adjustable over-the-toilet storage shelf to give you useful shelf space in a previously useless spot. Store bottles and brushes on their own or throw them inside matching baskets for a more uniform look.


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As you can see in the second reviewer photo, these also fit great behind washers and dryers. Go ahead and give your laundry room some love.

Promising review: “This was easy to assemble and exactly what I was looking for. It’s sturdy, adjustable, and perfect for a tight place.” —Alberto N.

Get it from Amazon for $62.99.

4.

A Growlight frame shelf that’ll keep your plants healthy, happy, and off your counter tops if there’s no longer space on your windowsills for your growing plant family.


Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “My apartment gets a lot of natural light in every room but my bedroom. I want plants but they just don’t get enough light. This shelf was the perfect way to have a few plants and make sure they won’t die. I really like having the timer so I can have the light turn out at bedtime. This is well made and the color is beautiful. I was able to do mine alone but it would have been easier with help. This is a beautiful statement piece.” —TEXASTIA

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $139+ (available in three styles).

5.

A pair of paper towel hooks, because those upright rolls take up some prime real estate. You’re gonna love having them hang out above your countertops instead.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is a very strong paper towel holder and it’s easy to install. It’s a good value because it comes with two. I have one in the kitchen and the other in my baby’s room. It’s very handy when I need to change diaper, wipe my hands, or clean up a mess. I definitely recommend it!” —Yolandacil

Get them from Amazon for $16.98.

6.

A walnut bath caddy so you can be sure you have all the essentials by your side during a relaxing bath *and* know they won’t fall off the edge of the bathtub.


Redhead Woods

Promising review: “This is an absolutely stunning piece! Travis was extremely easy to work with, prompt with responses, and helpful in choosing the right size. I highly recommend Redhead Woods!” —Alyssa Scritchfield

Get it from Redhead Woods on Etsy for $91.83+ (available in 12 sizes).

7.

An outlet shelf — this’ll hold anything up to 10 pounds and keep things off your counters when they need a quick charge.


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Promising review: “This is a great use of space, I love it! It’s very sturdy and easy to install — one screw…that was it. Now the phone is off the counter and no longer in the way of dinner.” —Cindy P.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

8.

A tiered jewelry dish for keeping your treasures and trinkets in an easy-to-spot place…and keeping the top of your vanity junk-free.


Anthropologie

Promising review: “I love love love this! It’s so cute, simple, and it stores a good amount of jewelry in small spaces!” —Anthrofan1216

Get it from Anthropologie for $24.


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Promising review: “We have a big family — five kids! We needed this, along with using our dishwasher everyday, because we still have to do a few loads of hand washing. This helps keep our counters clean. My kids have said it makes washing the dishes fun and stress free because everything has a place. It’s so organized (no more lost sponge!). I think it looks very ‘rustic farmhouse’ because it’s a heavy duty/sturdy metal. Our whole family loves it!” —Mommyto4

Get it from Amazon for $115.99 (available in three colors).

10.

A rattan wall shelf that’s guaranteed to make any space look lovely, even if you just use it to keep dog treats out of your hungry husky’s reach (because the kitchen counters don’t stand a chance).


Anthropologie

Promising review: “This is a good shelf. It is practical and so cute. I use it for my laundry stuff and have it hung up right next to my washer and dryer. I absolutely love the color and it’s sturdy and well-made.” —maryann99

Get it from Anthropologie for $49.


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Promising review: “This is a very convenient and nice looking utensil holder. When I first got it I didn’t really think it looked like anything too special, but once I started to use it I was impressed. It is heavier than I imagined it would be, which reflects the quality of it. It has little compartments inside that allow you to separate your utensils so that don’t lean to one side. It has little divots in the bottom to catch the utensils and prevent things from sliding around. The fact that it spins seems like a cool little added feature, but it is actually much more convenient than I could have imagined. It doesn’t take up much counter space and it is pretty enough to sit on the counter without being an eyesore.” —Kara

Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

12.

A set of Matryoshka measuring cups you can nestle into a corner and still use up hardly any space, even if you insist on keeping them on display 24/7.


Amazon

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 them from Amazon for $14.26 (available in two colors).

13.

A mountable wall rack so you can store products you often need to grab in a rush — you know, the ones that usually end up left out anyway — right where you need them most. Spices? Check. Diapers? Check. Chocolate? CHECK.


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Promising reviews: “I have way too many products to fit in my small bathroom closet. My husband ordered two of these racks for me a few months ago. I filled them up fast. They are easy to hang, stable, hold a good amount of items, and are coated so they won’t rust. I needed even more shelf space in the bathroom so I ordered two more racks last week. These are a much less expensive option than regular shelves and they work just as well, if not better. I am very happy with both purchases (four racks total) and I would definitely recommend them.” —Should I Buy That?

“This is the perfect wall organizer for our cloth diaper collection (pictured above, right). I wouldn’t want to use anything else. It takes up virtually no room, which is what we needed.” —Hel_alv

Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

14.

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


Amazon

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 $29.95.

15.

A darling fire escape shelf that’ll be an applause-worthy upgrade compared to typically bland storage solutions.


Wayfair

Will I be buying this and using it as a spice rack? Most definitely yes.

Promising review: “I love this shelf! When I first saw the picture I was expecting it to be larger but after reading the dimensions I still felt it was worth the price. It seems well made, was reasonably easy to install, is super cute, and it’s practical. This is just what I needed for my room.” —Kathy

Get it from Wayfair for $102.99.

16.

A pack of eco-friendly hair, face, or body bars so you can enjoy a bath or shower without plastic bottles getting all up in your personal bubble.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love that this is a sample pack because I’m the kind of customer who doesn’t like to buy things if I don’t know I’m going to like them. My family and I have been testing these out for almost a month now I love them. I found them really easy to use, I had to show my kids how to use them and they were able to do it on their own. I love there are no plastic bottles because they don’t take up much space and I love how my hair feels! I highly recommend this sample pack!” —Ashley

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three styles).

17.

A Billie Razor to help you drop the pink tax and pick your razor up off the bathroom counter (and attach it to a specially designed holder instead).


Billie

The starter kit includes the razor handle, two blade cartridges, and a magnetic wall holder. Each razor cartridge has five blades encased in charcoal shave soap. Check out our full Billie razor review to hear all about this dreamy shaving system.

Get it from Billie for $9 (available in three colors).

18.

A magnetic refrigerator organizer you can stick to your fridge to store your kitchen favorites — just scooch over all those travel magnets to make some room.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is sturdy. After a month of use, I’m convinced that this is a high quality product. I’ve kept a lot of weight on it and the magnets hold easily with no signs of strain or slipping.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

19.

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.


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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 $12.99+ (available in four colors).

20.

A coffee mug holder that’ll slide underneath a shelf, freeing your cabinets from the bulky mugs you can’t seem to stop collecting.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is a great space saver. I bought one for hanging coffee cups in a tight space and the other I am using to hang my scarves — works perfectly.” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes).


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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 $31.56.

22.

A swivel knife block/cookbook stand for sprucing up your kitchen space while giving your Ina Garten cookbook the proper shrine it deserves.


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What I wouldn’t give to be Jeffery E. Garten…

Promising review: “I always had a problem finding a place for my iPad when using it for cooking instructions. This solved my problem. Knives are now easy reach when I need them. This is especially nice when working in a small kitchen space.” —Vivencio A.

Get it from Food 52 for $50 (available in two colors).

23.

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


Amazon

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 $17.99.

24.

A marble organization tray – it’s gonna organize every tiny tool you have laying around. And it’s gonna do it so well you’re sure to ~marble~ at it every time you see it!


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “This was SO worth the price! It’s the best quality and so cute.” —norahnewhouse

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

25.

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


Quip

I personally love my Quip, but it also won our budget category for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

Promising review: “I was skeptical of getting an electric tooth brush but after the first day of use I was hooked! The sleek design and the carrier that sticks to the mirror is very aesthetically pleasing. I’m also one to stick to routine and the 30-second quadrant interval buzz helps feed to that. My gums were sensitive the first week but after using this more they are sparkly clean! My dentist said my teeth and gums are extra healthy and clean! I definitely recommend it!” —Mosancz

Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in multiple plans).

26.

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 (or roommates) never waste toothpaste again.


Amazon

Promising review: “This has been a great purchase. I installed it in the shower, which was very easy to do. The sticky sides are made well. I had no problem applying them and nothing is falling off. The toothpaste dispenser is like magic — you put the tube in, put your toothbrush under and push against it, and you get a nice portion of toothpaste. I really like this and I’m probably going to buy another one for the other bathroom.” —J.D.

Get it from Amazon for $15.16+ (available in two sizes).

27.

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


Amazon

Promising review: “This is classy and elegant. It looks beautiful and so far it’s been holding three bottles at a time with no worries.” —Nikki Nelson

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

28.

An over-the-door rack for anyone who has been wracking their brain over how to store produce in sight. You know, so it actually gets eaten.


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Although these are designed for pantries, many reviewers have used these when storing toiletries, schoolwork, and more.

Promising review: “I use this on my bathroom door to organize makeup! I love the color and it holds so much! It fits over the door nicely and the door closes without a problem. This is a fantastic organizer! You won’t be sorry!” —Anaya

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in three colors).

29.

A microwave cart that may add just a small amount of counter space, but it’s sure to make a big difference.


Amazon

Promising review: “I don’t often take time to write reviews, but I will do so when highly impressed by the product. I am highly impressed with this kitchen cart! All parts were encased in protective materials so the item was received damage free. The kitchen rack was easy to assemble. The tools required to put the cart together were included in the package. The storage cart is very solid and should be able to support a lot of weight. It looks great and is exactly what I hoped it would be when I pushed the purchase button!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $67.99.


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As you can see from the reviewer images above, this is also a super useful tool for washing/storing produce.

Promising review: “It may sound silly that something this small and simple should make me so happy but it does, every day, and many times a day. I was so sick and tired of those dumb suction cups always giving way and things dropping into the sink. This basket is PERFECT!! It’s out of the way and leaves plenty of room for working in the sink. It has plenty of room for sponge, sink stopper, and scrub and nail brushes, with room to spare.” —Raina

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

31.

And a dainty shelf — you can go ahead and get a handful if you’re looking for a darling way to fix cluttered counters by showing off your stuff with some Insta-worthy shelves.


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “The shaping of this shelf is so unique. It makes your room stand out a lot!” —R Claire

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

With counters this organized, you deserve a pat on the back:


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