Friday Night Project: Kitchen Drawer Reorganization

Often on Friday night I find myself with a huge burst of domestic energy. That’s one of the reasons I do my weekly planning sessions on Friday night – I know I have the whole weekend in front of me, fresh with possibilities and fun things to do around the house. Early last week I decided that I was tired of the way my kitchen counter looked. I’ve had the same knife block and utensil holder crowding my counter for over six years, and I wanted a change.

I decided to ditch the knife block, which meant I needed to make room for the knives in my utensil drawers. I organized those several years ago and the system was still working well, but this project required some rearranging. I ran over to Dollar General and picked up three sets of organizing bins (they were $.90 each!) and got started.

Of course I can’t find a good picture of my counter the way it was all those years (probably because it was ugly and I didn’t want to photograph it!).Β 

In less than 30 minutes I had clear counters and beautifully organized drawers! I’ll take you through the process in my video below – you’ll see that I had a few embarrassing discoveries along the way. LOL.

Here’s the finished product – I love walking into the kitchen and seeing this beautiful sight!

Is there a spot in your house that drives you crazy but you haven’t ever changed? The next time you have a free Friday night, crank up the music and have an organizing party! πŸ™‚



17 thoughts on “Friday Night Project: Kitchen Drawer Reorganization

  1. Your counter looks great! I love the tip of putting sticky stuff under the bins to keep them from moving around. The black utensil you were wondering about in the video looks like a frosting spatula. I got a similar one (but in pink polka dots) as a birthday gift a few years ago. I had no idea what it was either! Mine came with a cupcake mix, so I eventually figured it out. I’d only ever used a flat spatula, so this new design had me floored. Hahaha! πŸ™‚


  2. I’m catching up on posts today πŸ˜‰ I have so many things that I’ll want to re-organize as a newlywed! Thank you for the inspiration and I love the Dollar Tree organizers!


  3. So nice! I love your jug for utensils. I hate how cluttered my counters are, too. I have several canisters for coffee, flour, etc, two coffee makers, dish rack, toaster, utensils, bread and cutting board…. It’s too much! But we’re low on cupboard space. But this post has me thinking what I can change … thanks!


  4. I feel like clearing the counters can make such a difference in how “clean” my kitchen looks. Although, it’s definitely an ongoing fight! Every 6 months or so I look around and realize how much stuff has crept back onto the counters so I’ll clear them off again. I love your Tupperware drawer! Much better than my scary Tupperware cabinet πŸ™‚


  5. I’ve been clearing off my counters, too!! I love having less stuff out so I moved my recipe box and rearranged where things were. My utensil drawers could definitely use some organizing and purging this Spring.


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