This Ingenious $12 Amazon Find Keeps Nespresso and K-Cup Pods Organized in Thin Air
When my wife bought a Nespresso machine a few years ago, my main question was where we were going to fit it on our kitchen counters. We’ve never had much in the way of counter space, so anytime we want a new kitchen appliance, we have to get rid of a current one. While I thought I had solved any problems by replacing my drip coffee machine with a pour over contraption I could store in our cupboards, I forgot that Nespresso and Keurig style machines also need a place for their pods. And, you never have just a handful of pods at a time — people buy 100 or more at a time!
In our last apartment, we just kept all the sleeves of pods in the boxes they came in, and they were a constant eyesore. Thankfully, in our current apartment, we can fit the sleeves on a shelf, but this workaround isn’t the most convenient. It can be hard to grab the pods you want, and the boxes can fall over and become a mess. A better solution would be these inexpensive plastic strips that turn any surface — even the underside of cabinets — into easily accessible coffee pod holders. They store as many pods as you need and, best of all, don’t take up valuable (and limited) space.
These self-adhesive strips come in a pack of 10 and can be used vertically, horizontally, or even upside down. Installing them is incredibly simple: Just pick a spot where you want to keep your coffee pods, apply the strips one at a time (making sure to leave enough room between them for your pods to fit), then fill them up. Because you need two strips to create a single storage row, this set can hold up to five sleeves worth of pods. And, because you determine the placement, you can use them with any Nespresso or K-Cup products.
While there are other coffee pod storage options out there, such as spinning racks or drawers, the nice thing about these wall-mounted strips is their slim and flexible design. They take up practically no room on their own so you won’t feel like they’re wasting space when they’re not full. And, you can trim them to be shorter or install them end to end to give yourself more or less storage space until you have exactly what you need. Other storage options are a bit clunkier, more expensive, and hardly ever customizable. This $12 fix is so simple and versatile, I wish I’d found it sooner!
They have an average 4.3-star rating on Amazon, and scrolling through the reviews and photos shared by shoppers, you see instantly how happy people are with their purchases. “The wall mount design and under-cabinet placement make it a great space-saving solution for my coffee corner,” wrote one reviewer. “It keeps my coffee pods organized and easily accessible, which is exactly what I was looking for.” Another reviewer complimented them for quickly tidying up her space, writing, “These are so nice to be able to set up as needed and super easy to install. Completely cleaned up my coffee cabinet.”
If you’re ready to upgrade your coffee pod storage situation to one that actually fits your needs and puts all your pods in reach, this is the answer. With a set of these strips in your kitchen, you’ll never again have to dig through boxes of sleeves to get what you want. Plus, you won’t have to give up valuable space.
Buy: Coffee Pod Holder, $11.99