Kitchen Countertop Storage Ideas: Ways to Declutter the Kitchen Counter

Decluuter and Tidy your Kitchen Countertops with these Clever Storage Ideas

Welcome to my guide on clever kitchen countertop storage ideas that include practical products and tips. Ideal for anyone keen to declutter the kitchen counters.

By de-cluttering your kitchen counters you could save yourself from having to buy extra kitchen cabinets or even a whole new kitchen.

Kitchen countertop can be a magnet for all kinds of clutter try to maintain a clear, uncluttered space by daily tidying and using effective kitchen storage.

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Here are some tips and storage product ideas to help you achieve a neat tidy and functional kitchen that will be a pleasure to work in.

✅Kitchen Countertop Storage Ideas

Over the microwave kitchen counter storage shelving is an extra storage space in a previously unused area. Here you can place items that are used most frequently like olive oil and dried herbs.

The best countertop storage containers to choose should be both functional yet stylish, as they are on view.

HOMFA Kitchen Microwave Oven Rack Shelving Unit, 2-Tier Adjustable Carbon Steel Storage Shelf

This is a way to store all your herbs, spices and oils so they are close to hand when cooking.

2-Tier Standing Spice Rack EZOWare Kitchen Bathroom Countertop Storage Organizer Shelf Pantry Holder

✅Corner Kitchen Counter Organizer

If you have a small kitchen to declutter and organize one way to make the most of the space available is to find a countertop storage unit that will sit snugly in the corner.

You can use these shelving units in a practical way to store all kinds of kitchen equipment and consumables that you need close at hand.

Or, use these as kitchen storage units for showing off your more decorative pieces like pretty teapots and tea sets.

Kitchen shelf furniture that will fit neatly into the corner can be very attractive for example the wooden set of corner shelves pictured below.

Lipper International 8883 Bamboo Wood 3-Tier Corner Kitchen Storage Shelf, 10" x 10" x 9-1/2"

✅Wicker Storage Baskets for Kitchen Worktops

Wicker storage baskets make great countertop containers to arrange all your often used items in the kitchen. They work just as well in modern, rustic or farmhouse style kitchens.

I like to use storage baskets like this as you can easily move the tray when you are cleaning down your countertops.

Hoffmaster BSK3000 Seagrass Basket with Handles, 4.25" Height, 6.25" Width, 12" Length, Dark Brown

Pretty seagrass woven tray ideas as a kitchen countertop container.

KOUBOO La Jolla Oval Serving Tray, Small, Honey Brown

✅White Enamel Kitchen Storage

Enamel kitchen countertop food storage ideas could include such items as tea and coffee canisters, bread crocks, pasta jars and countertop storage bins for sugar or flour.

Creative Co-Op Enameled Metal Distressed Bread Box with Lid, White

✅Wire Chicken Egg Basket Antique Style

I have fond memories from my childhood of visiting my Uncle and Aunt’s dairy farm. I liked the way all the animals included loads of chickens were running around all over.

I loved being asked to help collect the eggs. In the farmhouse kitchen, they had a chicken shaped wire container to store the eggs after they were collected.

Here are a couple of wire egg baskets that remind me of those days.

MyGift Aesthetic Black Metal Wire Chicken-Shaped Egg Storage Basket

Cute Chicken wire hen egg holder.

MyGift Chicken Design Black Metal Wire Farm Fresh Egg Storage Basket

✅Countertop Spice Rack Organizer

One way to quickly organize and declutter your kitchen is to invest in a spice rack. These replace all your odd mismatched bottles and jars of herb and spices and arrange them neatly in a rack that takes up a small area on your counter.

Kamenstein Revolving 20-Jar Countertop Rack Tower Organizer with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years, Silver

✅Stackable Tea Coffee and Sugar Canisters

One clever way to save space on your countertops is to invest in a set of stackable canisters. This is especially true if you have a kitchen with limited counter areas.

These tea coffee and sugar canisters are perfect for sitting by your kettle so that all the items you need for making beverages are close at hand.

Rae Dunn By Magenta 4 Piece COFFEE / TEA / SUGAR Ceramic LL Stacking Canister Set

How to Arrange Kitchen Countertop Appliances

I think appliances and gadgets are the worst offenders for cluttering up your kitchen workbenches. To begin with, I really think you need think carefully about how necessary each appliance is to you.

For example, if you don’t bake then leaving a large food processor out on the countertops is unnecessary. Does the smoothies maker get used often enough for it to stay permanently on the countertop?

How to Organize Kitchen Counter Space

Freeing up space on your kitchen counters is probably the best way to organize your kitchen so you can work efficiently when making meals.

It also makes the whole business of preparing food so much more pleasurable.  In this video we see ways the get clutter off your countertops, I really like the idea of the rack that has baskets hanging off it.

Cluttered Kitchen Before and After

Have you ever heard of the decluttering queen Kon Mari? If you haven’t I would 100% recommend borrowing or buying her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever”.

Advice from that book shows you how you can tidy up your home and kitchen by getting rid of clutter and organizing the stuff you want to keep. As Kon Mari says you declutter and tidy once, properly, and you never need to do it again.


One of the most important things to consider when designing a kitchen is how you will store your items. Not only should you think about what needs to be stored but also where it would fit best in the kitchen.

I hope we have helped you with our useful tips and tricks for those looking for ways to declutter and organize their countertops!

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