Today's Tip: You don't need all the utensils you own.
Seriously. How many casseroles are you planning to serve at the same time? How many cloves of garlic are you going to mince at once? How many pancakes and eggs will you flip with those six spatulas? I got rid of my big ceramic utensil canister that sat on my counter and a bunch of its contents, and replaced it with a magnetic holder that keeps the few spoons and spatulas that I use up off the counter. (Hooray for things off the counter!) And the thing is, each of those extra things is only going to take up space in the dishwasher and in the sink each time they're used. Use them and wash them and use them again instead of letting dirty multiples pile up.
I preach blank space, but in my kitchen my goal is to keep things off the counters and make it a utilitarian place. This means that my walls are not blank space. I have mounted things on the wall so that they don't have to take up precious cupboard space and so they don't have to be left on the counters. We have a magnetic knife holder, hooks for pans and other utensils, a small cutting board, and oven mitts hanging on the kitchen wall. My immersion blender came with a wall mount, and I love and use that thing, so I put it up as well. It's convenient to cook with everything easy to grab. I also got rid of my fruit basket and bought a banana hook. I bought a magnetic paper towel holder for the side of the microwave. Goodbye nondescript wicker fruit basket! Goodbye dumb, standing-up paper towel holder. Hello, more counter space!
You might want to go give your utensils a dirty look.
Again, you can probably get these things in different places. I'm linking to The Container Store because we live by one and that's where I got mine.
Magnetic holder (not intended for utensils, but that's how I use it.)
Paper towel holder