Oddly enough, I'd never seen one of these sink shelves for the kitchen until I happened upon this one on Target's website. As someone who is constantly moving around my sponges and dish soap, this could definitely come in handy.
Are you drowning in a sea of plastic bags from the holidays? This canister mounts to the wall or inside of a cabinet and neatly stores all those pesky bags. I wish I had this one on my Christmas list.
OK, this pot rack is not the easiest thing to install, but it's a new year and it's time to come clean. Are your cabinets screaming for more space? Think how much you could free up by hanging your pots from this, not to mention how fabulous it will make your kitchen look.
Do you wash a lot of dishes? Yeah, me too. All that time in the water makes my hands unbearably dry, so I started wearing rubber gloves. Now my hands stay silky smooth all winter long. I'd love to wear these while I'm scrubbing pots.
If you are short on counter space like I am, these Oxo SoftWorks Pop Containers work just as well. Stack them any which way to get the most use out of every square inch of your cabinets.
Do your counters always seem dirty? Then I urge you to get a spoon rest. Mine is in use all day long, and though it's not too pretty, after a full day of cooking, my counters certainly are.
For someone who hates bananas, I am really excited about this banana hook. If you don't have a lot of counter space, displaying fruit in a bowl isn't really an option. This little hook can be tucked under the counter and stores bananas beautifully without taking up any additional space.
Maybe it's just me, but the idea of displaying my stemware has become less and less appealing. Namely because I find that all the glasses do is collect dust. I love this way of storing them more discretely, and I can only hope they'd stay cleaner inside a cupboard.
Are your plastic cutting boards looking a little tired? Yeah, I thought so. It's always good to replenish with new ones, especially if you're cutting raw meat on them. These eco-smart boards use much less plastic than traditional ones, so you can feel good about this purchase.
Vacu Vin Wine Pumps allow you to keep wine fresh for up to two weeks. It probably won't take you that long to finish a bottle, but as someone who keeps a bottle on hand for cooking throughout the week, these are wonderful.
I love Method soaps, and I recently started buying their refillable pouches because they're not only better for the environment, but also way more affordable. For hand washing and dish washing, their products are great.
If I had to choose one thing most in need of improvement in my kitchen, it would be maximizing my cabinet space. I'll take three of these, please.
After a full year's use, my pot holders look like they've been through battle. January is the perfect time to pick up a fresh set. Do yourself a favor and get black — it hides the food stains better.
Do you compost? I have a great service in my neighborhood that collects your compost each week, so I'm trying to get on board in 2012. This bucket would be a perfect place to store all the scraps for the week.
I realize that a Drinkware Storage Box may not be the most exciting thing to add to your home, but I believe it's worth the investment. Most of us don't entertain at the level that we do during the holidays, so clear some space in your kitchen and tuck some glassware away in storage.