Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Organized Kitchen Drawers

An organized kitchen drawer makes life so much easier! About 7 months ago we moved into our custom-built home. We were fortunate enough to design exactly how we wanted everything. One thing I requested was a lot of kitchen drawers. Deep drawers. This has made all the difference! I am no longer sticking my head into cabinets and reaching to the very back for a missing appliance or lost dish.

There are three favorite drawers in my kitchen that get used daily so I made sure to organize them right away. The top drawer holds my sandwich cutters, a few favorite cookie cutters, baking cups, and other fun tools for making lunches. It is so much easier to grab what I need in the morning or night before when prepping lunches. The next drawer is home to most of the kid’s lunch containers, thermoses, and bento boxes. The third drawer is the "kid’s drawer." This drawer is devoted to my kids and their abundance of plates, bowls, and cups. I used colored baskets to divide the dishes up so you can grab what you need quickly. If you do not have a kid’s drawer or cabinet yet then make one for them...now! This is a must for encouraging children to be more independent and self-sufficient. My kids get up in the morning, grab a bowl, and pour their cereal all on their own. My husband, children, and I know where everything goes so it makes putting away dishes or setting the table a breeze, too.

Drawer for Bento and Lunch Tools



Drawer for Lunch Containers



Kid's Drawer




My challenge to you (if you haven't already done so) is to organize your kitchen drawers and make them  work for you! Remember to not let yourself get overwhelmed. Organize one drawer at a time, and go from there!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your drawers and how you have them organized. We have this one cabinet in our house, that literally goes sooooo far back that I have to stand on a chair and basically put my whole body in it to reach things in the back. Ugh. Love that you got to build custom cabinets and drawers. Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean! We were very fortunate to get these drawers. Thanks for stopping by and thanks also for your link party!

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  2. You have inspired me! Very organised!

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  3. Glad to do so! Thanks for visiting!

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