These 9 kitchen organizers are a minimalist's dream - keeping your counters decluttered even as you cook

Cooking a meal inevitably leads to a messy countertop, but these clever organizers help you tidy as you go

A kitchen with black cabinetry and marble countertops
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Keeping your kitchen countertops clear is no mean feat. Cluttered surfaces littered with cups, caddies, and catchalls full to the brim with miscellaneous junk are the reality for most of us, but there's also the mess to contend with as you carry out your culinary ventures. If you want to combat your untidy countertops for good, kitchen organizers could be the answer. 

Cooking a family meal inevitably leads to an untidy counter, and the clear-up effort can be as energy-zapping as the cooking itself. Polishing off your dinner only to be met with a pile of vegetable peelings, food crumbs, and sticky grease splatters - not to mention the dirty dishes - is enough to make your heart sink. As any professional organizer will tell you, the trick is to tidy up as you go. 

To make that easier, there are plenty of nifty organizers out there to help you stay on top of that inevitable mess. From collapsible bins that attach to your cabinets, to clever storage solutions to maximize space on your surfaces, here are nine kitchen organizers you want to buy now for a mess-free modern kitchen

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Lilith Hudson is the Color & Trends Editor at Livingetc. Writing news, features, and explainers for our digital platform, she's the go-to person for all the latest micro-trends, interior hacks, and color inspiration you need in your home. Lilith discovered a love for lifestyle journalism during her BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham where she spent more time writing for her student magazine than she did studying. After graduating, she decided to take things a step further and now holds an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London, with previous experience at the Saturday Times Magazine, Evening Standard, DJ Mag, and The Simple Things Magazine. At weekends you'll find her renovating a tiny one-up, one-down annex next to her Dad's holiday cottage in the Derbyshire dales where she applies all the latest design ideas she's picked up through the week.