Hey there! Today I’d like to talk kitchen organization, specifically organizing your kitchen drawers. I also want to share a couple of products I make sure to always have on hand because of their awesomeness!
Last weekend our plans changed when two out of our three commitments were canceled due to weather. I found myself with some much needed time to clean my house starting with the kitchen. Earlier this week, I talked about using vinegar to make a DIY cleaner and much more. You can check it out here!
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Organizing Kitchen Drawers
So after all the vinegar cleaning, I got busy cleaning out our cluttered utensil drawers. They had been driving me crazy for a while, but they hadn’t been high on the priority list. Here’s the process I used to get them organized. Oh and ignore my ugly painted drawers. They’ll be getting a fresh coat in a few weeks!
Declutter and Clean
Start by pulling out all of your utensils and gadgets. Go through them and toss out anything that’s broken, anything you don’t use anymore, or anything you have more than enough of.
Once you’ve decluttered, clean the drawers, sweeping out the crumbs and wiping it clean.
You may need to purchase some organizers like this one to help keep your drawers looking neat.
I made a trip to the Dollar Tree because I wasn’t wanting to spend a lot on this project and I knew they’d have what I needed. I purchased a roll of lining, a utensil organizer, and two long containers. You may need more or less depending on the size of your drawers.
Neat and Coordinated
I already had one organizer that I use for my forks, spoons, butter knives, etc. I measured and cut new lining for the drawer then replaced the organizer.
The next drawer was already lined and I decided to place my spatulas, serving spoons, ice cream scoop, and my kids’ favorite snack bowls there.
In the last drawer, I placed the utensil organizer and the long containers I purchased. I used them to store our knives, serving utensils, and toasting forks.
So much better!
I love it when things are clean and organized because for me that equals less stress!
I also tackled our disgusting sink in the process of cleaning and organizing the kitchen and I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE products I use. My kitchen sink is always gross. Even when it’s clean it looks dirty because it’s old and scratched and just icky.
But Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleanser is a miracle worker and really makes a huge difference. Here’s my sink before:
Squirt the cleanser in the sink and use an old sponge to gently spread the cleanser all over the sink. Let it sit for several minutes. Use a sponge to wipe clean, scrubbing any tough spots. Rinse with water. Here it is after! Like I said, it’s old so it always looks somewhat dirty, but much better than before!
I love this stuff – I’ve been using it for over two years now and it never disappoints!
Other Favorite Cleaners
If you’re not familiar with the Mrs. Meyers line, I highly recommend it. I love this line of hand soaps (made with olive oil, which helps keep your hands soft!), lotions, kitchen cleaners, and more. My favorite scents are lilac, peony (both in season now!), apple cider, and Iowa pine. I usually purchase them from Grove Collaborative where you can buy a bundle for a discounted price!
If you have stainless steel appliances, Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish works great for cleaning off fingerprints, water stains, and more. It leaves a streak-free finish, making your appliances shine!
Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you gleaned some helpful tips for organizing and cleaning! I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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