Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's the Little Things

You might think this is the silliest blog post I've written.  But I believe in finding joy in the little things and this simple organization makes me smile.  One of my New Years Resolutions is to be a better house keeper.  I have been slowly organizing, purging, cleaning and working toward that goal.  

Let me know if you'd like to see another blog post or video on what I've been doing. 

Kitchen drawers have always been a black hole in my home.  The amount of junk we fit in these compartments is ridiculous. I've already organized the "junk" drawer and blogged it.  I wanted to make better use of these drawers and thought I would share how it turned out. 
This is one drawer.  As you see we have both adult and children cutlery as well as various kitchen tools.  It might look like a mess, but it's organized chaos! 
This pink basket came in a set of four from the Dollar Store for a couple bucks.  I also featured them in my Cheap Bathroom Storage video.  I like that it adds some colour to the drawer and thought it was fitting for T's cutlery.
This is a recycled 3 Wick Candle from Bath and Body Works.  See how I clean them out here.  I have it in the drawer with the lid on, holding small items like an egg timer, cherry pitter and pasta measure.  Small bits that were scattered around.  Now I know where things are and with them more accessible I find I actually use them.  Novel, I know! 
This white container, along with the cutlery divider were from WalMart, very inexpensive.  In this basket I have the items I use the most.  Can opener, vegetable peeler, garlic press etc.  The black knife sharpener is from Dollarama, was $3 and actually works!
The other drawer is a simple storage space.  Long, large kitchen tools that are in this white container (also from WalMart) in order of usage.  The ones I don't need often like a cake knife, tongs, rolling pin are at the bottom with wooden spoons easy to grab on top.  I had NO idea I had two set of measuring cups.  They are now easily accessible along the side with measuring spoons and my tiny grater for things like ginger.
This jar is a recycled Mason Jar Candle also from BBW.  It now holds our corn on the cob handles.  

I hope this post helps you with some ideas on how to make your drawers a little less cluttered.  I find with things organized I use my kitchen utensils more and am happy to be in the kitchen. 
What other organizational or home blogs and videos would you like to see? 
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oxox

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