When you are in the middle of making dinner and trying to find a spatula, it can be frustrating when your utensil drawer is in a disarray.
Here are a few tips for utensil drawer organization:
- Make sure you have a couple of bins (recycle, donate, trash) handy for this project.
- Measure and purchase a drawer divider. There are so many options…the dividers that extend are practical and you can use them in various drawers. Here are a few drawer organizers from The Container Store but Target, Walmart and other local Minnesota stores sell a variety of organizers as well. Kim has a stainless steel organizer that she loves and purchased years ago – very sturdy and it still looks like new!
- Empty all the utensils on a countertop, place items in piles according to their purpose.
- Decide what to keep and which items will be donated. Make sure there is a use for each item you decide to keep.
- Clean out the drawer.
- Insert the drawer organizer.
- Cooking knives can be stored in a block and displayed on your counter or on a wall mounted magnetic knife holder.
- Utensils can also be stored in a container on the counter. We like this utensil holder from CB2.
- Put small objects such as corn holders in a small container.
- If you have a large drawer and do not need all the space, use the extra space for silverware, napkins/holders.