It's natural to focus your attention on the parts of your home that other people see, but we'd like to advocate today that you turn your focus to a small spot that easily becomes messy, cluttered and frustrating — your kitchen utensil drawer. Go open yours right now; what do you see? A streamlined monument to organization and efficiency? No? Ok, it's time to straighten it up. It will look better and, more importantly, work better for you.
Step 1: Take everything out of your utensil drawer and see if there's anything you don't use that you want to part with
Step 2: Measure your drawer's height, width and depth (notice how deep Rebecca's drawer is)
Step 3: Head to a home organization store or go online. You're looking for a drawer organizer that fits into your drawer without wasting much space (many are expandable for just this reason). A more versatile option is modular pieces that fit well together but can help you create a more custom layout in your drawer.
Step 5: (the fun part) Return your utensils to your new containers, grouping like items with like items — do what makes sense to you: baking items together, stirring pieces together, etc.
Step 6: Sit back and admire your work. Pledge to not let your now catalog-worthy drawer of supreme organization and efficiency become a "drawer of doom" again!
"Every item in the morass now rests in its own clear sliding box, so with the fun of kitchen Jenga, I can find everything."
Excellent! Thanks for letting us into your home and drawer, Rebecca!