Keep condiments and spices in an easy-to-carry rack to free up countertop space (check out more space-saving tips for a small kitchen
). You always want salt, cooking oils and your favorite spices next to the stove because you use them every day. But they don't have to take up valuable counter space full time. Place them all in a caddy that you can instantly stow in a cabinet after cooking. You'll find caddies in various shapes, sizes and prices at any store that sells kitchenware.