To maximize kitchen drawer space, put flat wear in matching or eclectic decorative mugs on the countertops, leaving an extra drawer free, and keeping your flatware handy for constant use. A cut down Gatorade bottle (with the label removed) makes a nice holder as well.
That's a great idea! But I have small ceramic pitchers, that I don't need, so I use those instead. Also, if you have large pieces like, spoons, spatulas, and turners, etc. I use the plastic tea pitchers for those. I bought a couple at Wal-Mart to use. I paid $2.50 for them.