Weekend Assignment: Kitchen Drawers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The last assignment around here was a kitchen cupboard; this week’s assignment offers you the chance to spread the Live Simply love to another nearby spot–the utensil drawer.   

Getting organized takes doing 1 project at a time. This weekend: the silverware drawer!

See, even though the silverware drawer tends to be the most organized area in the whole house (funny, isn’t that?) the chaos still manages to creep its way in; 4 too many sets of take-out chopsticks, stray silverware probably brought home from the neighbors by your 7 year-old, broken chip clips, ripped packets of salt and pepper–you know.

Not to mention the crumbs! My sister and I are always perplexed by how a drawer containing only clean, metal utensils can become so filled with food debris, but either way, it happens. 

Getting organized takes doing 1 project at a time. This weekend: the kitchen utensil drawer!

LSM:

So here’s what you’re going to do (you are, aren’t you?): Go after your silverware drawer, or your cooking utensil drawer, or hey, both!

Remove the contents. 

Clean the drawer itself.

Discard any mis-matched forks or ones with wonky tines, any spoons that have been chewed up by the garbage disposal, any spatulas with little bite marks all over them from sessions of licking-the-bowl gone overly aggressive, ET AL.

Getting organized takes doing 1 project at a time. This weekend: the silverware drawer!

If the drawer organizer you’ve been working with isn’t ideal, ditch the duddy one. Measure your drawer and then select the option that will fit best.

LS Recs: 

– OXO Good Grips Expandable Utensil Organizer

– Totally Bamboo Expandable Utility Drawer Organizer

– Good Grips Adjustable Drawer Organizer

(Pssst: more of my favorites here.) 

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