24 Brilliant Ideas To Declutter Your Kitchen Countertop

Generally speaking, kitchen space is one of the toughest rooms in the house to keep it nice and tidy.

Moreover, the kitchen countertop situation can be especially challenging.

It is unquestionably the heart of our house!

The problem with kitchen counters is that they are often the most spacious flat surface in the house.

Keep your kitchen neat and tidy with these amazing decluttering ideas for your countertop. Arrange utensils and tools in a way that your kitchen looks more stylish.

As a result, loads of stuff, such as books, mail, newspapers, groceries, that should not be there, end up exactly on the kitchen countertop.

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And let’s face it – having cluttered countertops surely blocks the use and enjoyment of your kitchen.

Luckily, I have prepared 24 great ideas to declutter the kitchen to bring sanity back there! Have a look!

1. Boho Off Counter Fruit Storage

Macrame Fruit Hammock

Clear up some counter space with this cute and functional macrame fruit hammock! Can hold anything from limes to bananas.

The hammock is 12 inches wide and 17-19 inches long. 4 complimentary gold cup hooks are included for instant hanging.

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2. Cake Stand Offers Elevated Storage

Kitchen Countertop Organization Ideas

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To start, here is a smart and elegant idea — why don’t you keep the hot plate area free with a repurposed cake stand to hold some of the cooking ingredients (such as olive oil, salt & pepper, sugar etc.)?

3. Add Narrow Storage Vertically

Kitchen Countertop Basket Organization

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Another great idea for a clutter-free kitchen is to exploit that vertical space somehow.

See, it is very practical as well as giving the kitchen space a bolder, funnier look.

4. Two Level Kitchen Storage Unit

Custom Shelf Kitchen Countertop

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This small wooden, IKEA style stand could work as an excellent kitchen countertop organizer!

In this way, you will be able to arrange the canisters and save some space.

5. Hide Cleaning Supplies Behind Facades

Under Sink Storage Idea

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Congrats to the blogger Anne Hepfer who created this lovely ‘stash’ to hold bottles, dishes, and scrub brushes.  

Keeping the sink area free will brighten up the whole kitchen space, trust me!

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6. Create A Multilevel Tea Center

Lazy Susan Kitchen Countertop Organization

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Is your family loves drinking teas?

If so, why don’t you re-create this lovely “tea station” by using the old 3-level cake stand you never need?

It will make all your guests envy you. 😉

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7. Use Cabinet Sides For Hanging Storage

Side Way Kitchen Organization

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What do you think of hanging a bunch of wire baskets on the side of the kitchen island?

Meant for magazines, newspapers and shopping bags, it does surely works to declutter the kitchen countertop.

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8. Use Under Cabinet Shelves For Spices

Under Counter Spice Jar Shelf

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There is another easy and affordable hack for a clutter-free kitchen.

This spice jar shelf under the counter is both appealing and practical for cooking, don’t you think?

9. Refrigerator Magnet Storage Center

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Containers of spoons and spatulas are easy to grab, for sure, however, they often get in our way.

In this Nordic style kitchen, a few workhorse utensils hang neatly with a magnet to the fridge.

10. Lift Up Cabinet Door Coffee Bar

Slide Out Kitchen Cabinet

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The area around the coffee machine is usually untidy and covered with coffee. Worry no more!

You can easily hide it by installing an additional, movable cupboard door. Tiny coffee bar is perfect for small kitchens.

11. Countertop Tea Caddy Shelves

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This lovely, two-level shelving unit is very practical as it can works as a kitchen countertop organizer as well as to be carried to the living room when you invite guests for a cup of tea.

12. Elevate Storage With Hanging Baskets

Backsplash Hanging Baskets

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Using the backsplash area is an excellent way to keep your counters tidy.

Moreover, these baskets are usually being offered in various sizes so they can fit your needs.

13. Add A Small Shelf With Storage Hooks

Kitchen backsplash shelf and spice organizer

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Can you imagine this lovely, tiny backsplash shelf is entirely made out of corbels?

It is an amazing way to organize your regularly used kitchen gadgets and declutter the kitchen countertop.

14. IKEA Kitchen Storage Center

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The good thing about many IKEA items (apart from the design and the price), is that they are very versatile furniture or accessories.

Its series of metal hangers and shelves are so practical for hanging potted spices, spoons and spatulas, as well as spice and tea jars.

15. Cabinet Mounted Cookbook Holders

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A simple spice shelf could perfectly work as a cookbook storage and help you utilize the vertical space in a smart manner.

It is a tiny tany improvement, however, it makes a solid statement in the kitchen space.

16. Organize Kitchen Essentials In A Tray

Farmhouse Kitchen Countertop Storage

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This organized oval tray received its own mini potted parsley to add a delicate pop of green.

Lovely way to keep the oven area nice and tidy, right?

17. Narrow Hanging Basket Storage Solution

DIY Wire Wall Rack

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To me, this is a contemporary version of the old-school hanging fruit basket every home used to have.

You can use this kitchen countertop organizer for everything, including fruits, spice jars, kitchen towels and many more.

18. Open Shelving With Pot Storage

Kitchen Pans And Pots Storage

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Add some style to your kitchen countertop with the industrial pipe pot rack holder.

It is not just very practical, but it also fits various interior design styles – from modernistic to classic, farmhouse kitchen.

19. Countertop Corner Cutting Board

Corner Cutting Board

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Have you ever seen a corner cutting board like this one? The bestie of every clutter-free kitchen!

With added stability, this is the perfect extension to your tight kitchen corner.

20. Banana Hangers Keep Fruit Elevated

Bananas Under Mount Hooks

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Here is an easy DIY project for every newcomer in the crafting world.

These fun banana crooks are in fact metal backpack wall hooks, being screwed into the underside of the kitchen cabinet.

21. Wood Container Cutting Board Storage

Wood Tray Storage

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This reclaimed wood tray to store the cutting boards and cooking ingredients is an ideal fit for every rustically chic kitchen.

Adding a splash of greenery will make a nice contrast with the wooden material for a more appealing look.

22. Hanging Shelf Herb Garden

Flower Pot Kitchen Hanging Storage

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As this kitchen gets a lot of sunlight every day, it surely was a good decision to let the potted herbs hand above the sink.

In this way, they are near at hand and they bring to the kitchen space a lively, fun vibe.

23. Repurposed Books Knife Blocks

DIY Knife Holder Book

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I was dying to share this project for a clutter-free kitchen with you!

The DIY kitchen knives storage is made out of old books tighten up with a rope. It is a very conversational and unique feature to this kitchen.

24. Add Useful Storage Above The Microwave

Tower Kitchen Counter Organizer

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This open, Scandinavian-style shelf above the microwave could be great storage for cook books, as well as the toaster.

I know that it’s not easy to declutter the kitchen which is a hot mess, but don’t give up, there is always something to add up!

25. Open Shelf Glass Jar Food Storage

Farmhouse Kitchen Shelves

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There is no better way to store these large jars with food ingredients than building two-level shelving above the kitchen countertop.

Now you will have all the space in the world to prepare your family’s favorite meals in an entirely clutter-free kitchen.

Which one of these smart hacks for decluttering the kitchen countertop did you like most? Will some of them fit your current kitchen space design?

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Ivo Iv

Ivo is the owner of Decorhomeideas.com – he started the site back in 2013, when he was still working in a Home Decor company, but the passion for interior design and decorations lead to creating the site and following his own dream of creating a great Home Decor, DIY and Gardening online-magazine. EXPERTISE: Landscaping, Interior Design, Gardening, DIYer, Home Decor, Engineering, LOCATION: New York, USA TITLE: Chief Editor FOLLOW IVO IV on LinkedIn