Organize 365 Spring Cleaning and Organization Challenge WEEK 3 – Kitchen Drawers

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

Organize 365 Spring Cleaning and Organization Challenge WEEK 3 - Kitchen Drawers | Organize 365

When I redesigned my kitchen, I added 2 whole units of drawers and a few drawers underneath the cabinets!

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

kitchen drawer organization

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

 

My past kitchen had too few drawers. While you may not be able to add drawers to your kitchen, you can always maximize what you do have!

Kitchen drawer Organization Process

I tend to organize ONE drawer at a time.

1. Empty the drawer.

2. Clean the drawer well with a Clorox wipe or soapy water.

3. If your drawers are older, consider adding drawer liners.

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365       Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

See the difference?

4. Get rid of what you don’t want, or won’t use.

5. Set aside items that are used only once or twice a year into a bin.

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

6. Use containers to corral items and make your space look more organized.

 

Drawer Categories

Here are the most typical drawer categories I use when organizing a pantry:

  • silverware
  • utensils
  • paper lunch bags and wraps
  • potholders and towels
  • office supplies
  • bread

Other drawers I have created:

  • a wine drawer
  • water bottles
  • baby “stuff”
  • grilling
  • home improvment
  • coffee
  • spices

Here are my best kitchen drawer organization tips to maximize your storage.

kitchen drawer organization

 

This configuration of bins allows for smaller and longer items to reside in the same drawer.

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

 

Everyone needs an office supply drawer. However, you don’t need to house ALL your extra office supplies in the kitchen. House the excess office supplies in another location.

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

 

How many pot holders do you have? Honestly, most people have 12 or more. We have 4 and it’s 2 more than we “need.” Be ruthless here and really pare your potholders down. Many clients gain a whole drawer of space by doing so!

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

 

If you have the drawer space, I love to store spices in drawers. they fit so nicely and are easy to read!

 

Spring Cleaning and Organization Week 3: Kitchen Drawers | Organize365

Once you start looking you will see drawer organizers everywhere. Here are some I picked up this week all for under a $10 each.

1. Ikea (about $4?)

2. Target ($2?)

3. The dollar store ($1!)

4. Meijer

Here is a video from last summer of a client’s kitchen drawer reorganization. Including that wine drawer.

So what about you? Are you going to tackle your kitchen drawers this week?

Leave a comment when you do and let me know how it goes!
Here are the rest of the Organize 365 Spring Cleaning and Organization Challenges!
Week 1: Get Ready!
Week 2: Pantries
Week 3: Kitchen Drawers {You’re here!}
Week 4: Kitchen Cabinets
Week 5: The Drop Zone
Week 6: The Laundry Room
Week 7: The Home Office
Week 8: Closets
Week 9: Garage Organization

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