I don’t know who the first person was that decided to film a video of their organized kitchen drawers and put it on YouTube, but I’m so glad that happened. I love watching organization videos! Last week I watched a Tupperware organization video that majorly inspired me. My food storage drawer is a hodge podge of random containers I’ve collected over time, so it hasn’t ever had a true organization system. It wasn’t the messiest space ever, but it was annoying that the lids were always sliding around in the drawer making it tricky to remove things when I needed them. Here’s how it looked at best:
Not the messiest drawer ever, but if I was using one of those larger containers, the lids ended up sliding everywhere. I took everything out of the drawer and pulled out a few things that didn’t belong – a straw & lid that went with a cup in my corner cupboard, my back up set of measuring cups and two lids that didn’t have containers. I relocated everything except the lids, which went in the trash.
In the video I mentioned earlier, she used a tall bin to hold her extra lids. I grabbed an extra magazine file from my stash of organizing supplies (see how I used the other one in my linen closet) and it worked perfectly! On my last trip to the Dollar Tree I picked up that blue bin which is now holding my funnels and measuring cups.
Here’s the finished product – I did this project right after emptying the dishwasher, so this is about as full as it will ever be.
I hope this inspires you to organize a space you assumed would never be organized! It can be done!