Friday, August 30, 2013

Kitchen Drawer Organization

It was high time I organized a couple of kitchen drawers. We have one drawer for mostly plastic utensils, and one for mostly metal ones. These two drawers have been bugging me for years and I finally decided to do something about it. 

Here's the metal utensil drawer before. It's not too bad, but it was still hard to find the item I was looking for. 

Here's the plastic utensil drawer before. This was actually on a good day. It's usually not this neat. :)

dollar tree organization bins
Here's what I bought to help me out. I got all these at Dollar Tree. Those plastic bins actually snap together on the sides.

Here's the "after" of the plastic utensil drawer. Not a huge difference, but it's easier to find stuff now. By the way, that yellow smiley face pringle container works perfectly to pack individual daily wear contacts in when you're on vacation. :)

Here's the metal utensil drawer after the organization. Much better. 

I also cleaned up this little spice drawer. It mostly holds spices, sprinkles, food coloring gels, kool aid, and birthday candles. :)

I had my little helper with me in the kitchen this day. She loves to be right in front of the fridge. I think she likes the warmth that comes out the bottom. :)

Speaking of cats, look what I found at the store the other day. It's called "Meowstard" and it's a condiment to squeeze out onto your cat's food! So weird! No, I didn't buy it. :)

You may have noticed this little green thingy in my drawer. ..

My aunt gave it to me and look what it holds a ziplock bag upright for you if you're pouring something into it! Neat, huh? I use it all the time. It really comes in handy for lots of things. 

The arms are adjustable and it has a little suction cup on the bottom to keep it in place. It has these little clips at the top of the arms that you slide the top of the bag into.
Well, thanks for stopping by! Y'all have a great day!



  1. Nice job, Lisa!! I've never seen those organizing drawer containers at the Dollar Tree! But I would so snag some too!!

  2. Gosh, you need to come over and organize my kitchen drawers next! Yours look great! Mine are messy compared to yours. The problem is all of my drawers are standard size and there isn't a lot of room to spread things out to be organized. My silverware is the only thing done that way. Everything else is sort of thrown in. LOL! Love that cool green gadget for holding ziploc bags. I've never seen one of those before.

  3. I'll have to look for those snap-together boxes the next time I'm in the $Store -- they look very useful. Your newly organized drawers look great, Lisa! I like to keep my most often used utensils in a couple of containers on my countertop -- one holds items I use mostly in my baking area and the other are things I use when using the stove top. I like your little gadget for holding open the storage bags. Any idea what store that came from?

    Our cat would not touch her food if I put something like that Meowstard on it -- crazy idea! Holly is so cute! Our cat does the same thing -- seeking the heat from the fridge. Abby has already started sitting in front of the fireplace, hoping we will turn it, she is not deterred by the fact that it is still freakin' hot outside!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!


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