I was just getting some soup started for lunch, and when I put the salt and pepper back in the cupboard, I thought I would do a super quick post to share a little kitchen trick I use. (I love that hideous Paderno salt mill - it works amazingly well.) I often find little trays like this (I think this one is the bottom of a butter dish) at Frenchy's or Value Village for next to nothing. They're perfect as trays for salt and pepper mills, as they catch all of the little bits of salt and pepper that inevitably fall out of the bottom. Just wash out the tray, and you're set - no need to take everything out of the cupboard to wipe the shelf down. It also is great for honey or other things that might get a bit messy.
There - now you're equipped to continue your day. Happy Wednesday!