Sunday, March 23, 2014

Organized Kitchen Utensil Drawer

Happy Monday friends!  Made a little progress on my to-organize list this weekend!  Still slowly making my way around the kitchen.  

Having my silverware drawer nice and tidy inspired me to organize the rest of my kitchen utensils.  

Yeah.  This drawer had seen better days.  
Actually it hadn't.  It has been a mess since we moved in and was driving me crazy!
A quick wipe down, a quick toss of things I didn't need, a few organizers from Target, 
and 15 minutes later...

we were back in business!  Guess the excuse of "I can't find my cooking utensils so I can't cook" isn't going to work anymore.  No worries.  I've still got the "I haven't had time to learn how to operate these new ovens" excuse in my pocket.  I figure that's good for at least six more months.  Kidding!

Sort of.  :)


 Nothing too complicated about a quick project like this.  I just grouped similar things together.  



And then placed my measuring cups and spoons on the side.  

 I put my most often used spoons and spatulas in one of my white pitchers by the stove.  

Then I cleaned out my fridge and wiped off the counters and snapped a few pictures.  

Just for fun.  


 Still a bit bare, but nothing like a clean kitchen.

With organized drawers.

One more thing to check off the list!

Take 15 minutes to organize your utensil drawer.  Instant pick me up!  
Something a lot of us need on a Monday.  

:)

13 comments:

Hanna Lei said...

I love your organization -Hanna Lei

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS kitchen. Two questions: what do you use to clean your counters? I think I have almost the same kind as you but struggle to find something that leaves no streaks, lint, etc. Second Q: Where did you get that great wooden fruit bowl!?

Erin said...

Thanks Hanna!

Anonymous - thank you! I use Meyers countertop spray for my quartz counters (love that stuff!). The wooden bowl I use for my lemons was from Home Goods. You can see the post I wrote about it here:

http://www.thesunnysideupblog.com/2014/02/fun-finds-and-new-pillow-fabric.html

SimpleLifeOf AFireWife said...

I LOVE to see that I am not the only one with so many sets of measuring cups and spoons! Your drawer looks great and I love your little white pitcher with all the wooden spoons!
-Emily

Romi Q said...

I think I will go organize my kitchen drawers after reading this post. Love your kitchen. It is so clean and pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It's so fun to see the decorating progress.

Anonymous said...

I love the runner rug in front of your sink. Where did you find it?

LML said...

I am going to share a link to one of my favorite kitchens EVER....

It bears alot of similarities to yours so I thought you may glean some ideas you iike from it. I love the prints above the stove hood, the orange/white fabric above the sink window, the use of chalkboard. Just about everything. Even the cute modern table. Click on the pictures to get a much larger look. Enjoy!

http://atmosphereid.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/christopher-peacocks-kitchen/

Erin said...

Thank you Emily and Romi!

Anonymous - my kitchen rugs are from none other than Target! :)

LML - I've seen that kitchen before! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing it! I'm excited to find something for above my stove. A great place to add some color/personality!

Navya Diwakar said...

You own my dream kitchen :) I would love a post on your stove, if you don't mind... What is that stainless steel plate on your stove? I am curious...

Erin said...

Thanks Navya! That is a cover for the grill. Grill's get messy quickly so you can buy a cover for it so the stovetop always looks clean. :)

Navya Diwakar said...

That's neat Erin! I wish we could find stuff like that here in India :)

Mila Bassett said...

Hi Erin, your kitchen is so inviting-- I would love to cook in such awesome space! You are so right-- a simple organization project does wonders for mental health! I actually have our silverware organized in caddies on top of the counters. It works better this way for us. I am learning that organization and decor should reflect how you use your house on a daily basis. That was one of my first posts a couple months back. We are still very much enjoying this system.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas! My silverware drawer is organized, but I really need to do this with all the other utensils!