Nutmeg loses its flavor and potency very quickly so if you want to use nutmeg that actually contributes flavor to your recipe…you need a nutmeg grinder. They are small, affordable (one model is less than $4), and very easy to use. Nutmeg is also one of those “clean” spices so you aren’t obligated to extra cleaning when you use your grater. Trust me on this one, I hate doing dishes and cleaning gadgets.
When you are looking for a nutmeg grinder there are lots of options.