|Williams Ridout / Homify|
Oh, the kitchen cutlery drawer. Everyone has one. We all strive to keep them clean, clutter free and organised but then we take a good look inside and find various bits and bobs have been added until the drawer is full to the brim and once again needs a good sort.
|Maple and Gray Ltd / Homify|
Besides your cutlery, what do you keep in your top kitchen drawer?
I like to also have sticky tape, scissors, a multi-screw driver and a tape measure in mine so they’re all close to hand, but all sorts jump in there too such as cracker toys, batteries, foil, pens, cutters and lots more. I have been looking at kitchen ideas to see if there is better way for me to store my kitchen paraphernalia and for inspiration to sort my own draw out.
Here is the before shot of the drawer in question. As the utensils and extras at the side have piled up, they keep on moving both under and over the cutlery tray, hiding the main use of the drawer.
I emptied the drawer and gave it a good clean.
After a good sort out, I treated myself to some new cutlery as we were getting low on knives and tea spoons.
I used paper draw liners to re-line the draw. In my retro style kitchen, I love flowers and chintz. If you prefer the more modern minimalistic style then you can use a plain metallic or plastic liner. You can also use a clear plastic liner over a patterned paper draw liner (or old wall paper) too.
When we have a new kitchen, it will be great to have drawers with built in dividers. For now, I bought a larger cutlery drawer with an extra compartment.
|Alno Ag / Homify|
I love the idea of having one item in every compartment. It looks so clean and simple and would make it far easier to find everything. Underneath our cutlery drawer, we have shelves instead of more drawers. I may create some storage boxes with dividers to recreate this idea.
I also want a family home organisation station where the sellotape etc can be moved to and an indoor tools section for the tools we use frequently.
Other ways to avoid having an overflowing cutlery drawer are to use counter top knife blocks, utensil stands, utensil pots and also to hang untensils when this is possible.
Here is our improved kitchen cutlery drawer. Now to keep it this way…