Small Space Solution: Refrigerator Side Shelf

updated May 2, 2019
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Small kitchens have to make good use of every scrap of space, and the side of the refrigerator is often wide open and begging to be used. What about taking down the magnets and pizza menus and putting up one of these side shelves instead?

These two over-the-side-of-the-fridge shelves leave something to be desired in their aesthetics; we think they’re fairly clunky and verging on kitschy. But they do look terribly practical! We have a small space between our fridge and cabinet, but not enough for a rolling shelf. We’d love to make good use of the fridge for storing some small jars and maybe our kitchen towels too.

What do you think? Do you use fridge shelves like these? Are they practical and helpful? Have you seen other examples of fridge-side shelves? (We had a hard time finding any more than these.)

Find them:

Refrigerator Side Shelf, $14.99 at Collections Etc. (currently sold out)
Wooden Refrigerator Rack, $ at $14.99 at Collections Etc.

Related: Small Space Solution: Narrow Rolling Pantry Shelves