If you have a small kitchen, then you know that organizing is key to making the most of your space. For example, while toaster ovens may be nice, it can be hard to justify the amount of space they require on the kitchen countertops. I feel the exact same way about knife blocks. They're cute and keep your knives all nice and organized, but they take up way too much space.
The best thing for knife storage for small kitchens is a magnetic knife rack. I remember when I first got one a few years ago; it transformed my kitchen space. I keep mine right next to the stove for easy access. If you're in the market for one right now, then you're in luck. You can currently buy a great knife rack for just $9 on Amazon. It normally costs $30, so that means it's over 70 percent off right now.
Magnetic knife racks aren't just great for knives, you know. I've seen people use them to hang their pot lids, or their magnetic spice jars (although this one can get a little messy if the lids aren't tight). I also hang up my kitchen shears on my magnetic knife rack so they're more accessible.
*Note that this is an Amazon Lightning Deal and that once the sale is over, the price will rise to $12.
This specific knife rack from T&H has over 400 reviews and close to a five-star rating. Most of the reviews note that the rack comes with easy instructions for mounting and that they haven't had any problems with the knifes sticking to the rack. "This was the perfect solution for a safe and convenient place to store all of my knives," says one reviewer.