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Kitchen Hack: How to Quickly and Easily Organize Drawers

Although I’ll be the first to admit that not everything in my house is organized, clean and put away (oh, how I wish!), I do love it when it is. And I have a soft spot in my heart for organizational products. (Right up there with school supplies, which are my ABSOLUTE favorite.) There’s just something about everything having its specific spot without any clutter that makes my heart sing.
I know that right now my nesting tendencies are at an all-time high, so when this landed on FBE’s doorstep, I’m pretty sure hearts popped up in my eyeballs, emoji-style.
The DrawerDecor system ($34.99) is basically a starter kit to creating your very own custom kitchen organization happiness. Just look at what it did for me … in 10 minutes. (Seriously, this before-and-after took me no longer than 10 minutes! And I kind of suck at craft and DIY projects.)
First, I took what was an overflowing drawer and went through it piece by piece. What kitchen utensils do we really need? What did we rarely use? This is the very top drawer that’s right next to the stove in our kitchen, so it’s the one drawer we reach into the most and should therefore have only the most regularly used stuff (so that pizza cutter and second wine aerator, buh-bye!).
Once I got that narrowed down and cleaned out the drawer (first time in — how embarrassing — seven years), I had a basic idea of my kitchen-organization plan.
The non-slip silicone mat was a bit small for my drawer (if it’s too big for yours, you just cut it). But that’s okay, later I might invest in something like this to corral the kitchen gear I’d like to put at top. And the mat really does stick to your drawer just on its own. It’s pretty awesome.
From there I placed my cooking utensils on the mat, and then placed these sticky little grippy things of varying sizes on the mat to hold each in place. All you have to do is push down, and they stick!
If you ever want to reposition them, all you have to do is wash and dry them and then they’re good to go again. The combinations are pretty endless with the gear you can store.
Again, this took me 10 minutes from start to finish. And I ended up feeling dang accomplished and organized after, which is a big win in my book. Just looking at the drawer makes me smile. Now I just need to make sure I remember where everything goes after I use and wash everything next time I cook …
Are you a geek for kitchen organization, too? —Jenn

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