Hanging SpoonsRegardless of whether you love cooking for the week ahead or you just happen to have several spatulas and slotted spoons, finding homes for your cooking utensils can be tricky – especially if the size or lay-out of your kitchen calls for “creative storage.” Following are three storage tips that should give you easy access to your spoons, spatulas, ladles, and more:

1. Purchase one or two attractive canisters in which to store your utensils atop your counter. The hubster and I have found that canisters are especially good candidates if your kitchen has available counter space next to your stove. Store all of your utensils handles-down, except for the sharp objects.

2. Make great use of a large utensil drawer organizer. This storage option is great if you have an available kitchen drawer near your stove. If you go this route, make sure height is not an issue. You don’t want to have to wrangle your potato masher from the jaws of the drawer every time you open it to get your cheerful red slotted spoon.

3. Hanging racks aren’t just for pots and pans – and hip decor. When hung correctly with the tallest home inhabitant’s height in mind, these racks are a wonderful storage solution for those with minimal cabinet and counter space. Utensils, pots, and pans can co-mingle on these racks with ease, creating one-stop storage for almost all of your kitchen tools.

Here’s to sumptuous cooking adventures sprinkled with just the right amount of logistical satisfaction. Cheers!

* Photo by Dominic Morel

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