Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Tips
So, you’ve taken the plunge and invested in new base Shaker kitchen cabinets from uberdoors.com. Their beautiful white backdrop makes a clean canvas for you to fill with all the personal touches that make the kitchen the heart of your home. But how do you keep it looking new and pristine? Kitchen clutter builds up fast, and once it gets ahead of you, it’s hard to get order back. Here are a few tips and tricks for organizing the drawers in your kitchen to help you keeping your space looking neat and tidy.
1. Custom Drawer Organizer
This easy drawer organizer can be made inexpensively and offers a way to corral the small items that we need, but struggle to find the perfect space for.
2. Deep Drawer Cookware Storage
One of the benefits of choosing drawers for your base cabinets is keeping all your cooking equipment within easy reach. The downside is that the items can worm their way to the bottom of the drawer and get lost in the pile of “stuff” in there. This DIY organizer can keep that from happening.
3. Diagonal Drawer Organizer
What about those items that are just too long for a regular drawer? Try going diagonal! This organizer goes in a regular drawer but creates a space that’s perfect for a long spatula or barbecue tongs.
4. Spice Drawer Organizer
Spices are an item that can easily create kitchen clutter. That pumpkin pie spice that you only need occasionally might get lost in the back of a cupboard and before you know it, you’ve replaced it three times and have too much of it on your hands. Try this easy drawer organizer instead and always have your favorite spices right at your fingertips.
5. Vegetable Storage Drawer
Where to store the potatoes and onions, it’s always a question. Vegetables that don’t need refrigeration often need a dry, dark space. Where better than in a drawer? This cleaver idea keeps your supplies close at hand in a place where they’ll last longer.
6. Charging Station Drawer
Here’s a clever idea. You can easily install a power strip along the back of an existing drawer and create a protected space for your laptop, tablet, and phone. You’ll never have to go in search of your charger again.
7. Pegboard Drawers
Pegboards have been used effectively on walls for decades, but they aren’t just for walls anymore. This organization system lets you customize the fit to accommodate bakeware, cooking supplies, or even jars of ingredients.
8. Upright Utensil Drawer
This is a great idea for keeping your utensils right at your fingertips but out of sight. This DIY project won’t take you any longer than an afternoon to build and will help keep your kitchen clutter-free.
9. Pantry in a Drawer
If your kitchen doesn’t have an actual pantry, here’s a great way to give yourself extra food storage space. You can use inexpensive magazine holders or other plastic crates to create compartments for different types of food.
10. Tupperware Drawer Organizer
This is a simple solution to an awful problem. All of us have lost either the top or the bottom of our plastic containers. We hate to throw them away because we KNOW we bought them as a pair and the missing piece must be here somewhere, right? This easy fix uses a metal paper or plate divider for the lids and the rest of the drawer for the containers. Keeping the lids separated and upright makes it easier to not lose them.