Who hasn’t been there? You know, the hopelessly cluttered kitchen drawers (with expandable drawer organizer) that never seem to hold everything. But don’t worry! I’ve got some tips for how you can get those small spaces organized and stay neat in your house without getting rid of any food or dishes at all (hint hint).
Whelp, it turns out I have been playing with my food instead of cooking. The new kitchen is so much smaller than the old one and this has really thrown me for a loop when trying to store ingredients or get things done quickly in between meals (I am always running low). It also makes meal prep more difficult because you can’t just pile everything on top like before; now there are these tiny spaces where all sorts go lonely without their buddies—the fridge doesn’t want anything but leftovers.
Kitchen remodeling is in the works! My husband and I are super excited to make our new home even more of an amazing place. We’ve changed our plan slightly, but it will still be this summer before we can get started on kitchen renovations so stay tuned for updates about that project as well when they become available (I hope!).
How to start declutter and organize drawer
The first project I tackled was my small kitchen drawer organization problem. The space is so compact that it felt like everything was in one big jumbled mess and there were no spaces for me to put anything away easily when we weren’t using them! This new system has helped quite a bit – now all of these pesky tools have homes where they belong instead on top or under other items which made finding what you need much easier than before.
I was so frustrated with my lack of organization that it made me feel physically ill. There were constant reminders everywhere I looked, and after facing the prospect of not being able to make dinner one night because there’s no saws in sight – what ailed me?! It wasn’t until then did realize how bad things had gotten; all this mess is really beginning take its toll on both mental health AND physical well-being (I’m pretty sure dieting has nothing whatsoever doe with either).
Sure enough, I found my can opener in the bottom of this drawer. It must have been hiding under everything because there were some pretty serious piles on top!
Now that I’ve organized my kitchen drawers with these simple tips, it is so much quicker and easier to put things away. And best yet? When you need something in there again—you can find what you’re looking for without having any trouble at all!
Decluttering your drawers can be a great way to free up space in an already full kitchen. If you need ideas on what items should go, check out these three categories: broken stuff that doesn’t work anymore or has been damaged by being thrown around the house (examples include old butter knives), unnecessary extras such as serving spoons with no place left at home plate probably isn’t worth keeping either if they don’t serve any purpose after moving away from their original setting . And finally anything luxurious – china cabinet.
Do not fill up completely
Now that your drawer is finally clean, only put away the essential tools you need. Don’t fill it up with unnecessary items again!
Kitchen drawer organizers
Utensil trays or drawer organizers are the perfect way to keep your kitchen tools organized. I took some of what you already have and changed up how it’s laid out in two drawers! One side has knives, scissors & an opener while another contains serving utensils like tongs or a chef knife with more specific uses for each tool depending on its size/usefulness (depending if they’re big enough).
Get rid of unnecessary things
Your home is your sanctuary. You can store anything in it that doesn’t fit anywhere else! Here are some ideas about where to put things. Your pantry – if you’re lucky enough to have one, use this space wisely and don’t forget what’s inside when cleaning up after yourself or renovations take place around the house; otherwise find an empty corner near any door leading outside so light from dawn till dusk won.
You can make your kitchen feel like a Pinterest dream with these simple storage solutions. You don’t have to spend money or time doing it, and you could even do most of them on the cheap!