No one likes having a small kitchen: it’s a space that gets tons of use and can easily be a central area of your home. But sometimes there’s no choice, and you end up in an apartment or house that just doesn’t have enough kitchen space. Don’t worry! There are solutions to this problem that don’t involve picking up and moving (which may be a bit of an overreaction). Luckily for you, Amazon Canada has tons of products that will help you make the most of your small kitchen space: it may even start to feel like you have more square footage. From cabinet organizers to hanging storage, and even over-the-sink options that give you more space to work with, we’ve pulled all the best options for organizing and optimizing any kitchen that isn’t quite as big as you would like it to be. Stop living the cramped kitchen life.
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These Canisters Keep Everything in Its Place
One of the most important things in a smaller kitchen is ensuring that everything has its own space and is neatly organized. I love these food canisters that give you more storage space for your essentials and look gorgeous on a counter.
Store Leftovers with Ease
If you’re into meal prep, you know the importance of having the right containers. That’s just one of the reasons that I love these glass food-safe storage containers. The pack comes in multiple sizes to hold anything you need, and they neatly stack into each other so they take up less space in your cupboards.
These Mixing Bowls Stack Neatly for Better Storage
Speaking of fitting together, these mixing bowls do just that. I find that mixing bowls often take up a ton of space and don’t fit well with other items in my cupboards. This set of four fits neatly from largest to smallest in a nice stack so that you don’t have to fight for more space.
Your Under-Sink Space Has Never Been This Organized
One of the best ways to make use of a small kitchen is to ensure that you have a place for everything. This under-the-sink organizer lets you do that for all your cleaning supplies and gives you a second shelf for more space.
These Wine Glasses Can’t Be Broken
When you don’t have as much space, you want to make sure that the things you do choose to purchase are good quality and are going to last. That’s why I love these unbreakable wine glasses. This set of four is all you’ll ever need, and they look super cool.
Make Your Own Sauces and Pickles
Another trick I like to use when I don’t have a lot of space is investing in items that are versatile. These canning jars are a great example. You can use them for storage, for pickling, canning, or even as cups: that’s a lot of use out of one little jar.
Protect from Hot Oil
Tired of grease splattering all over your counters? Save yourself some cleanup with this splatter screen. It’ll keep hot oil from popping all over, yet still allows steam to escape so that your meals don’t get soggy while they’re cooking. The best part is that you can store it upright and it takes almost no space at all.
You’ll Love the Ease of This Lazy Susan
One challenge of smaller spaces is that you’re often packing so much in that you can’t easily reach all of your items. Make your cupboards more efficient by adding a lazy Susan: it gives you a second shelf in the cupboard and turns easily so you can reach whatever you need.
I Always Have These Oven Mitts on Hand
These oven mitts may not be specific to small kitchens but they’re so high quality that I’d recommend them for any kitchen. They’re soft and flexible, but still heavy-duty enough to manage any level of heat, and they come in multiple colours so you can match your kitchen style.
Use Your Wall Space
One area that often goes unused in kitchens is extra wall space. If you have a bare wall or even the back of a door, this set of hanging baskets is a great investment. You get tons of space for produce and the cutest chalkboard signs so everyone knows where things go.
I Make Tons of Use of These Dishcloths
I always like to keep these super absorbent dishcloths at hand in my kitchen: they’re reusable, so just pop them in the wash when you’re finished cleaning up a spill and you’re ready to use one again.
Get More Space in Your Refrigerator
Storage space is the name of the game in small kitchens! Give yourself more with these stacking bins: they fit beautifully into a fridge if you’re looking for better organization and more space, or you can use them on counters and in cabinets.
This Corkscrew Is the Best Around
This waiter’s corkscrew might be small but it’s super useful. This is the corkscrew that the pros use, and you’ll see why when you realize how easy it is to open your favourite wine (or beer: it also has a bottle opener).
Keep Your Eggs Safe from Cracking
This egg storage container has some great benefits to it: you don’t have to worry about someone bumping and breaking eggs, but it’s also a more efficient way to store eggs. As you’re running low, just refill it with your next carton instead of keeping two cartons in your fridge.
Tame Your Tupperware Lids
Tupperware lids are the villain of most kitchens. They always get lost, they’re always messy, and for some reason whenever you open the lid cupboard at least one of them falls out. Fix that problem and give yourself more space with this simple but seriously effective lid organizer.
Keep Your Coffee Fresh
Hey coffee drinkers, here’s a way to store your coffee so that it stays fresh for longer and stacks nicely with other items in your cupboard. This coffee canister seals tightly and even comes with its own coffee scoop.
This Organizer Holds Pot Lids, Cutting Boards, and More!
I’m a huge fan of organizers that work with more than one type of item, which is why this pan organizer is one of my favourites. Sure it fits your lids to your pots and pans, but it also works for cutting boards, frying pans, and anything else you want to store upright.
Make More Room for Plates
Stacking your plates is out my friends. You can actually get more bang for your buck when you use these plate organizers that hold plates upright. Even better, you can store different sizes of plates together and not worry about having to dig for what you’re looking for.
Make the Most Use of the Space Over-the-Sink
Most people don’t think about the fact that there’s a bunch of space over their sinks that might be going to waste. When you’re truly low on space, you can’t afford to ignore it. Try out this over-the-sink dish rack that has places for all your dishes, your cleaning supplies, and utensils.
These Chalkboard Labels Keep Everything Clear
I love love love these little chalkboard labels: they let me clearly show where each item in my kitchen is supposed to go while still looking cute as can be. Plus you can erase your writing and change it up whenever you need to!
A Classy Way to Store Wine Glasses
Wine glasses are one of those items that probably don’t get used that often, but take up quite a bit of space. I also hate keeping mine in the cupboard with everything else because I’m always worried I’m going to break them. I solved the problem by getting this under the cupboard wine glass rack which lets you show off your stemware and create more space.
The Most Efficient Way to Store Coffee Cups
Are you like me in that you probably have way more coffee cups than you actually need? Fend off spouses who keep trying to convince you to get rid of them with this cup storage upgrade: now your cups take up half the space and you can keep them all!
Keep All Your Sponges in Their Place
The sink area is one of the places that tends to get the messiest in my house, so I always like it when I have a way to contain my cleaning supplies and sponges. This splash guard not only keeps your counters safe from the soapy water malaise that tends to gather but also gives you a clear place for your cleaning supplies.
Tame the Water Bottle Madness
What is it about water bottles that they just seem to multiply? And when you store them upright, grabbing one always makes about three more fall out? No more! Get yourself these water bottle shelves to store more and see exactly what you’re grabbing.
These Containers Are Great for Storing Staples
One trick for making the most of your space is to use containers that stack easily for all your staple ingredients. This set of 25 containers will set up your entire kitchen: you get multiple sizes and they come with labels so you know exactly what is in each container.
Store Your Pots and Pans Vertically
Here’s another great example of making use of wall space! Instead of trying to find space for your pots and pans in the cupboards, just slap this set of shelves on the wall and easily find what you’re looking for.
I’m in Love with This Pizza Cutter
If you’re a pizza lover, this gadget is simply a must-have. It’s the easiest way to slice pizza quickly and evenly, and it pops into the dishwasher when you’re finished with it. I use mine more than I’d like to admit.
This Meat Tenderizer Is a Must for Any Cook
Here’s one kitchen item that a lot of people overlook, but that is absolutely essential if you cook a lot of meat: a meat tenderizer. This one has two heads so you can choose if you want flat or textured.
Have Your Tea Right at Hand
I have way more tea than I should probably admit, and it’s currently in all kinds of half-full cardboard boxes. I’m definitely going to be switching over to this tea organizer, which lets me see everything I have at a glance and consolidates it all into one.
I Love the Style of This Knife Block
Don’t have a knife block? Never fear. This universal knife block fits all kinds of knives and even works to let your cutlery dry after washing, without any rust. You can even store sharpening rods and scissors in it!
A Clever Way to Hold Wraps and Bags
Don’t forget about using the cupboard doors for extra space! This over-the-door holder is the perfect size for plastic bags and cling wrap, parchment paper, or tin foil. That gives you one extra drawer for everything else.
Display Your Bar Items
If you’re a bit of a mixologist, you likely have or want a variety of tools for your cocktail-making activities. I never knew what to do with mine until I invested in this gorgeous wood display set that sits on my counter and looks amazing.
A Heavy-Duty Place for Your Utensils
If you’re looking for a solid holder for utensils to keep on your counter, look no further. This stainless steel holder comes with all the utensils you need and every one of them fits into the holder.
Create Extra Drawers in Your Cabinets
A lot of cabinet space goes unused because it’s vertical. If you have tall shelves, give yourself more options by investing in these drawers. Suddenly you’ve got double the space, and you can reach items at the back thanks to the easy slide of the drawer.
This Lunchbox Will Help You with Meal Prep
I often find that I’m not sure what to do with the items I use in my lunchbox when they’re not in use, which is just one reason I’m obsessed with this lunchbox. It comes with three containers and an ice box that all fit perfectly in it, so you can store them as a unit.
Sneaky Storage Behind the Door
Don’t forget about your cutting boards! This over-the-door storage is shockingly spacious and fits muffin tins, cutting boards, and even pot lids in an easily accessible space. It’s one of the simplest ways to free up a cupboard.
These Casserole Dishes Come in Plenty of Sizes
Casserole dishes are super useful for all kinds of things, but they’re also big and often bulky. This set of four nests beautifully so you can store them more easily and take up less space.