The utensil drawer. Nothing daunting, an easy-peasy project. I like projects like this because they offer instant gratification. You can do this task in 5-10 minutes and then stand back and marvel at the results (I marvel at lined up shiny silverware…I am dorky like that).
Below is my junk drawer and my utensil drawer. I will later do a post on the dreaded junk drawer. Let us postpone that nightmare for now!
As far as the utensil drawer, I encourage you to take everything out even if your drawer looks organized. Once everything is clear you can wipe down the drawer and the utensil tray. When you take everything out you will sometimes notice that there are food particles in the very bottom of the drawer. Don’t ask me how a drawer that only holds clean utensils has food particles. It is a mystery for sure.
As you can see my utensil organizer is clear. I like it because I can still see my drawer liner (from Target). On the side I place my larger serving pieces that we use at dinner time. The really large ones (for cooking and serving large crowds) are in a crock on top of the kitchen counter. In the horizontal spot I place all of my toddlers utensils that are bulky.
I cant leave scissors in in the front of the drawer (because of my toddler) so I tuck the kitchen shears and a pair of regular scissors in the very back of the drawer. He doesn’t even know they are there. I also keep some jar grips in the very back of the drawer. Having all these things in the back maximizes the organization in the space and keeps my utensil tray from shifting around in the drawer.
So there it is! The utensil drawer. It’s the little things.
Until next time!