Have you noticed that most cupboards and refrigerator shelves are about five times as tall as almost everything you put in there? Take advantage of the vertical space. Stack cans and other food items, and place adhesive hooks in your cupboards for mugs and measuring cups. Doing so will free up valuable cabinet space, allowing you to store all those items that have taken up permanent residence on your countertop. Also, consider freeing up that messy cupboard filled with precariously piled pots and pans in favor of a pot rack. It’s a relatively inexpensive and simple solution, and you’ll eventually wonder how you ever lived without it.