They're also not exactly ideal in a rented apartment, where site modifications (i.e. holes in the walls) may be a no-no.
To overcome both of these obstacles and tidy up the precarious mess that was my preexisting kitchen shelving, I decided to shop around for an alternative.
Thirty minutes of shopping, a $10 investment*, and 15 minutes of assembly later, I had my spice rack!
*individual components used, some of which might already be laying about your home, come to $7.
Step 1: Problem && Plan
What a mess.
Next to the shelving existed plain white cabinet doors, perfect blank canvases.
Rather than attaching my rack to the door with screws, I needed a hanging fixture.
I brainstormed up a tiny plan to lash some suitably deep and wide containers to some sort of grid that could then be zip-tied (cable-tied) around the back of the door.