You guys know I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to the kitchen, but it has to be functional! I actually prefer a ‘lived in’ look when it’s organized. I don’t love lots of appliances on the countertop, but I do know how important it is to have the tools you use on a daily basis within reaching distance. If you’re the type of person who prefers to keep your utensils out for easy access, rather than in a closed drawer, this post is for you! Click through to see a GIANT roundup of my favorite utensils and tools: spoon rests, utensil holders, cutting boards, magnetic knife strips, paper towel holders, salt & pepper shakers… the whole nine yards!