It's a sad truth of small space living that the smaller the kitchen, the harder it is to find room for storage (duh). Throw in the fact that you hardly have any countertop or cupboard space, and keeping your kitchen zone organized can really start to get tricky and frustrating.
Luckily, even if you don't have an extra inch of kitchen surface area, there's one space that often gets overlooked: the walls. If you have about two square feet to work with, a pot rack with a built-in shelf might just be your knight in shining armor! Even better, Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet lightning deal on one of their most popular racks—so you can streamline your kitchen area for under $35.
BUY IT: ZESPROKAKitchen Wall Pot Pan Rack with 10 Hooks, $33.14
Simple but sleek, this metallic kitchen pot rack comes with 10 S-style hooks so you can hang everything from your spatulas to skillets without using up any valuable countertop space. Designed to hold up to 40 pounds, this wall-mounted wonder also boasts a savvy storage shelf (that can be configured two ways) so you have room to store pans other larger kitchen wares.
Truth be told, I tried a similar setup for my cramped kitchen using a smaller rack (sans a shelf) and scored all types of unexpected storage room. So considering this heavy-duty rack comes with all the bells and whistles of a high-end model, I can only imagine how much easier cooking and cleaning in a tiny kitchen could be if all my pots and pans were hanging within reach.
As Amazon user James Brown says in his verified 5-star review of the rack:
"This piece of hardware was a miracle for my cluttered kitchen! I live in a house with four roommates and a very...very small kitchen with limited counter space. Our cabinets could barely hold dishes and food let alone our pots and pans. This product was a house purchase and freed up an incredible amount of space in our kitchen allowing us to store more food and unclutter our other cabinets.
This product was easy to install, however you'll need to do some maneuvering when installing the two bottom screws. My screwdriver was too long to get behind the metal brace.
This would be a great, easy DIY for any kitchen especially for any kitchen that is small or cluttered."
Grab your tool box and act fast, this clever multi-tasker is only marked down until 1pm EST.