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Between stacking, revolving, and rolling organizers, there are countless ways to maximize the storage space in your kitchen. But even the most organized among us have gazed into our cabinets or pantries and wished for just a smidge more space. Here’s the good news: You probably have more room available than you think. Vertical space is one of the most underutilized areas in any kitchen, and while the empty gap below a cabinet shelf may not be large enough for additional shelving, there’s probably enough space to fit this sleek hanging CupboardStore storage set from Joseph Joseph. Measuring in at just 4 inches tall, 8 inches deep, and 13 inches wide, the savvy storage set offers nearly three quarts of bonus space for dry goods, putting to use an area that would otherwise be considered dead space. And get this — right now it’s on sale at Macy’s for just $20! 

The Joseph Joseph brand is one of Kitchn’s go-tos for space-saving storage and food prep tools for the kitchen, and the CupboardStore is no exception. The set of three plastic containers hang from a frame that attaches to the underside of a standard shelf with slide-on clamps and adhesive strips, installing in just seconds. If you’re a renter (or someone who would rather not handle a power tool), the CupboardStore is a great low-commitment solution that won’t damage surfaces. Plus, the containers’ airtight lids keep contents fresh and have a front tab that functions as a grip when removing or storing them.

Each of the plastic containers holds just under a quart of bulk items like legumes, nuts, pasta, or any other ingredients you want to keep fresh. While the storage set can be suspended from a shelf inside a pantry or cabinet, it can also be positioned below kitchen cabinets, giving you a handy place to stash items you reach for frequently, like coffee pods, tea bags, or small kitchen tools. The transparent containers also allow you to see when it’s time to restock your favorite pantry items and have rounded corners for spill-proof pouring and easy hand-washing.

Vanessa Spilios


Vanessa received her culinary training at Boston U. and has a background in housewares product development & marketing. When not testing appliances or developing recipes, she spends her time drawing and tending to her small but mighty porch garden.