Do you have a kitchen drawer turned into a junk drawer and became cluttered overtime?
You may start to think they are a normal part of your home fixture.
Though, they are just in fact, one of those untended areas of your home that you just could not be bothered to attend to at the moment.
Don’t you worry, you are not the only one!
I had mine at some point.
It’s that project that is always on my TO-DO-LIST but for some reason, it’s always buried in that growing pile list.
The truth is I cringed every time I opened them.
Then I came to realize, it’s about time!
They may be hidden but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve my tender loving care.
To be honest, since I paid attention to them, our ways of using them changed.
I noticed our day to day efficiency in the kitchen started to improve. And the household, including the kids, started to appreciate how easy they can locate kitchen utensils that often took ages to find in those messy drawers.
If you are looking to simplify your messy kitchen stash, below are simple steps you can follow to achieve your easy kitchen drawer organization without breaking the bank.
Decluttering and Organizing Steps:
1. Empty and clean the drawers.
2. Dispose of the items you don’t use.
3. Categorize the remaining items with respect to the available space.
4. Identify the size and style of the tubs/bins and dividers to use.
NOTE: Don’t forget you can recycle if you have a readily available container that will suit your needs. Just make sure they suit the space and they are sturdy enough to do the work.
5. Once the bins and dividers are available, position them and organize the items in their new homes.
6. (Optional) Label the tubs or drawers if required or desired.
|Set of expandable dividers||Kmart||3||$ 6.00||$ 18.00|
|Small narrow clear drawers||Kmart||2||$ 2.00||$ 4.00|
|Medium narrow clear drawers||Kmart||4||$ 3.00||$ 12.00|
|Recycled glass bottle||–||2||$ –||$ –|
|Blu tack (to secure dividers in place)||Kmart||1 / 4||$ 1.75||$ 0.45|
Before and After Photos:
“Make a home to all valued things you own.” – MAP, Hometiculous
This can be one of those budget-friendly and easy organizing projects you can tick off at the start of the year to have a more orderly space at home.
And will certainly encourage you to stay into that organizing mindset all throughout the year.
By doing this simple decluttering and organizing exercise, a weight will be off your shoulder once you see it all sorted!
It is very satisfying! Trust me.
It’s your turn to give your hidden stash a makeover. Let me know what other quick and easy organizing tricks you’ve done that worked perfectly for you.
I would love to see your before and after photos too. You can share your comment below or send your photos to my email at email@example.com.