Getting it done! Once Christmas is over and we get back to our day-to-day lives, my mind slowly switches to spring cleaning. I get the desire to clean the house from top to bottom and to organize every possible corner of our home. Sometimes it seems a little daunting to tackle an entire room, so, instead, I like to pick one portion of the room to focus on, which makes it more tolerable. Our kitchen is the one room I spend the most time on, keeping it tidy and organized. We all use it a lot and it gets messy quickly.
Today, I am sharing a peek inside our kitchen drawers, 10 to be exact. 🙂 I had previously shared my “under the wall oven drawer” organization that got a little TLC two weeks ago. You can read up on it here.
All right, time to clean things up!
These are three out of the four kitchen island drawers. I can’t say they were very messy to begin with, but Martha Stewart wouldn’t have approved. 😉 Maybe you can tell that I love to bake ;-). Oh, and notice the binder clips in my baking drawers. Allow me to let you in on a little secret! You know the annoying thing about parchment paper, when you try to keep it in place on your baking sheet and it keeps rolling away? Well, not anymore! Now you can hold the paper in place by clipping the edges of the parchment paper to the baking sheet. You’re welcome! 😉
About a year and a half ago, I had purchased adjustable kitchen drawer dividers from IKEA, but I was too busy to install them. 🙂 Today is the day they made their debut!
Ta da! They are so sleek and look as if they always belonged there 😀! I love how easy it was to customize their sizes to create space for the individual tools. Unfortunately, IKEA no longer sells them, but I was able to find similar items on Amazon. The drawer with the kitchen towels was our “medicine” drawer for which I needed to find a different location since the arrival of our two daughters. It was only a matter of time for the girls to discover that drawer, so we had to move it!
The drawers by our stove are wider and hold slightly bigger cooking utensils. I keep the stainless-steel utensils on the left for our stainless-steel pots and the plastic and wood utensils for our non-stick pots and pans on the right.
And here are the “after” pictures:
Doesn’t it look so much tidier now?!
The following drawer is the most beloved drawer in our house—the junk drawer! It seems to grow daily! And it drives me crazy :-).
I always dump the entire drawer on the island, wipe it clean, and try to be very careful about what goes back in. My goal is to discard a lot of things or find a “real” home for them. 😉
On my recent IKEA trip, I found clear basket inserts that turned out to be the perfect size and solution for my messy drawer.
Notice the little glass container with keys. Like, dozens of them? 😀 Well, to be honest, my hubby and I don’t really know what most of these keys are for, but we are afraid to toss them. Please tell me that some of you have the same problem! 😉
Aside from our junk drawer, there was one more thing that drove me a bit crazier. The little devices and their cords took over my kitchen counters. Even if my kitchen was clean, it never seemed to be tidy enough because of all the devices on the countertops. I was tired of looking at them and decided to reclaim my counters. 🙂
Notice the binder clips again? I used them to clip the chargers/cords together. Now they look tidy and take up less room.
And here are my last drawers—the utensil and knife drawers. It was an easy task, and I intentionally left them for last. 🙂
It feels really good to have clean and tidy drawers! I will share more soon!
Now off to cook dinner! Happy organizing!