No one can appreciate counter space like those of us with small kitchens. Recently, I found a perfect solution to utensil storage at The Container Store. It’s called the Polytherm Grid System, and it really is a steal at $3.99-$9.99 per accessory.
Obviously, these storage grids can be used anywhere in your house, but they were just right for getting my spoons, spatulas, whisks, etc. organized and easily accessible.
I started off with a small grid, which included hardware for installation. I chose to drill the storage unit permanently into my tile back splash. If you choose to mount the grid to your tile or granite surface, you’ll need to invest in a drill bit designed to penetrate those materials, around $5.00 at any hardware store. But if you’re afraid of committing, Command Brand adhesive could work as well.
Next, I installed my accessories: a small shelf, tall basket and s-hooks for hanging. There are many more parts and configurations, so you can make the grid exactly what you need for your space. All of them are held in place with simple hooks, so it’s a snap to change up the design.
The final step was adding my collection of utensils, spices, and pot holders that I use on a regular basis. Now there’s not more hunting for the salt or potato masher while I’m busy at the stove!