These past few weeks I have been an organizing maniac.
I've been trying to get my kitchen into tip top shape. I cannot blog about food unless I cook it….and I cannot cook unless I'm in an organized area.
A few weeks ago, I took a second look at our utensil drawer…
Ummm…yeah…not the best. I had to do something about this, because I couldn't stand how it took me 2 minutes just to look for the right utensil.
I surfed Pinterest for ideas and found this one. It's a simple, weekend project. We started it on Saturday and finished on Sunday.
First, I took all of my utensils and organized them into categories:
I took all my knives and cutlery and placed them in our silverware drawer.
Then I took the utensils that I used on a daily basis (spatulas, spoons, whisks, etc..)and placed them in a jar for easy access. I placed the jar next to the oven/stove.
Taking all these utensils out of the drawer left plenty of room for the rest of the items.
I took what was left and decided to divide them into sections, using my son's Jenga blocks as an outline.
Husband Man took the measurements of the Jenga blocks, went to Home Depot, and purchaseed 3 or 4 MDF (medium density fiber) boards. He came home and cut the boards according to the measurements. If you don't have access to cutting tools at home, Home Depot or Lowe's can cut the boards for you.
He then proceeded to add slots to each board for adjustment purposes. This idea is optional.
If you do not want the slots, use some power glue to adhere the boards together according to where you want them to be placed in the drawer.
You have your own customized utensil drawer divider!!
This is such a simple weekend project that will
turn your drawers into perfection :)
For a more in depth tutorial, check out this post on the blog, Kevin & Amanda.
How do you organize your utensil drawer?