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Kitchen Tips and Tricks: Top 12 Items for Small Kitchens

I have a very small kitchen in my flat, and it happens to be a combined living room and kitchen. That means I'm very picky about what I put in my kitchen and I try to find the cleverest ways to save space so I can fit more in it. Plus, I also used to live in a space with an impossibly small kitchen, and I managed to max out the usable space there. I'm taking all the knowledge I've gained and sharing it with you all here. I'm also dedicating this post to my dear friend LLP, who's getting ready to outfit her own new kitchen.

Here are the top 12 things I recommend in small kitchen spaces:

1. Ikea collapsible steamer, colander and pasta insert:

I bought one (for £5!!) on a trip to Ikea and I have never regretted it. It does the job of 3 things you would otherwise have taking space in your kitchen and it collapses into a flat disk. This is definitely a space saving no brainer. I toss it into the dishwasher for cleaning afterwards, so it's also low maintenance.

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