15 Kitchen Counter Organizers That Help Declutter Surfaces for More Minimalist Spaces

I talked to experts and the verdict is in: these are the best kitchen counter organizers. Give your kitchen space to breathe with these decluttering ideas

A teal colored kitchen countertop
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The first thing that catches my eye when I step into someone’s kitchen isn’t necessarily the gleaming appliances or the quality of their marble countertops. While those details do register to some extent, what truly impresses me is a well-maintained space. A clutter-free kitchen countertop can define the overall impression just as swiftly as a major renovation can enhance a space in need of a TLC.

And by "clutter," I'm not referring to leftover food or dishes left out; I'm referring to the organization — or lack thereof — before me: where are the knives, condiments, and spices stored? The ideas that pique my interest the most are the ones that focus on how to organize a kitchen. I firmly believe that we should invest as much thought into selecting our kitchen organizers as we would in choosing a major appliance like a refrigerator. After all, countertop organization is the linchpin of a functional kitchen, so it's essential to make those kitchen ideas count. They don’t need to be extravagant; the most effective kitchens begin with decluttering.

Interior designer Alexis Elley suggests, 'To achieve a sleek, put together look in the kitchen, most homes' busiest room, remove everything that is not used on a daily basis from the countertops.' After ridding the dispensable, Heather Aiello, CEO & Founder of The Organized You, emphasizes that 'a clutter-free kitchen countertop involves a combination of smart organization, aesthetic choices, and the use of design-focused organizers.'

The 15 Best Kitchen Counter Organizers

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a kitchen with an organized countertop

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Drawing insights from these home experts and other esteemed kitchen aficionados, I've gathered their top clutter-free kitchen tactics, along with some chic kitchen counter organizer recommendations. 

Few items can elevate your home as effortlessly and affordably as a well-chosen kitchen organizer, and I'm here to prove it with the following selection. Get ready to revolutionize your approach to countertop organization — I present to you the most sophisticated modern kitchen ideas on my wishlist, soon to be on yours as well.

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Julia Demer
Style editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.