I literally had a mini heart attack EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I opened my kitchen drawers. Well, more figuratively than literally, but I am sure you know the feeling I am referring to. I hated to open my kitchen drawers. It was just a pile of mess, and it drove me crazy! There was no order on where the serving spoons or other serving utensils would go except in the drawer. I could never find what I was looking for. I kid you not; I lost a pair of tongs three years ago in those drawers! It was truly an abyss. Needless to say, my kitchen drawer organization was not up to par. So, I want to share with you how I organized my kitchen drawers and how you, too, can organize your own kitchen drawers.
So, you know the saying when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired you do something about it. Well, I finally did! (with the help of my wonderful husband, of course) In my mind I planned exactly what I wanted and got exactly what I wanted. Love the results! Now, when I want a serving spoon, I know exactly where to look. It is always in the same place. I can’t stop opening my kitchen drawers. And, by the way, I found my tongs.
If you, too, experience this problem, here is what I did. Don’t worry if you are renting, these are custom made to fit the drawer and can be removed.
1” panel board nails/finishing nails
Gorilla glue (use this exactly how the directions say, using water and a rag)
Here are the steps:
1) Measure your drawers, length, width, and height
2) You will need to decide what will be going in each of the drawers and how many sections you need making sure to measure each section individually. Ensure you measure how much room you need in between each of the slats. I laid everything in my drawers exactly how I wanted them to be, then I measured everything. I knew I would need more room for my spatulas than I would need for my spoons.
3) Cut all pieces to size. Home Depot and Lowe’s will also cut your pieces for you if you need them to.
4) Use wood glue or gorilla glue along with small finishing nails to ensure that your pieces stay together so they will not come apart when you remove them to clean.
5) Allow for drying time, paint/stain or just put them in the drawers with the natural look.
6) Add your utensils back to your drawer and you are done.
This project only took a couple hours to do four drawers. It was so much cheaper than going to one of your favorite stores and spending anywhere from $12 to $20 just for one! I got four drawers done for that price!
I absolutely love opening my kitchen drawers and see them organized. Just like I love opening our girls drawers and their drawers also being organized. If you would like to know how we keep their drawers organized read the article, here. You will be amazed at how easy it is.
My hope for you is if you are experiencing the problem I experienced with lack of organization in your drawers, this will give you an idea and encourage you to make your own. I would love to hear about your kitchen drawer organization. What do you do to keep your drawers organized? Leave your comments below.