Organizing the Kitchen Utensil Drawer

I hope I’m not the only person out there who’s guilty of a ridiculously messy kitchen utensil drawer.  By ridiculously messy I mean when you open the drawer it gets stuck because you have so many things jammed into the drawer.  Or when getting into the drawer you have to be careful not to cut your fingers on the rogue cheese grater.

kitchen drawer organizing

Enough was enough.  I had it with my hot mess of a drawer and decided it was time to get it under control.  During a trip to the store I picked up three drawer organizers for about $5 each.  I took everything out of the drawer and wiped down the drawer for good measure.  Miscellaneous crumbs have a tendency to sneak into drawers.  After the drawer was lemony fresh, I grouped the utensils together in the organizers– rubber spatulas, spoons, and spatulas.  And here is the end result.

kitchen utensil organization

Can you tell I have a thing for rubber spatulas?  They’re my favorite kitchen utensil.  Well, next to my corkscrew, of course.  As with diamonds, chocolate cake, and semi-nude photos of Channing Tatum, you can never have too many rubber spatulas.

kitchen utensil drawer

Now, some items were evicted from the kitchen utensil drawer.  They are finding a new home very soon.  I have a plan.  I just need to execute it, and when I do you’ll be the first to know.

This little organization project took me all of 15 minutes and cost me all of $15.  Time and money I’m perfectly fine parting with if it means not having to battle with that drawer anymore.

What does your kitchen utensil drawer look like?
What’s your favorite kitchen utensil?
Got a must-have kitchen gadget you’d like to share with the rest of us?

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  1. Shari says

    That is on my list of things to do this week. I still have several kitchen drawers that are in need of some attention. Where did you pick up those organizers? I like how the snap together.
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  2. Tammi says

    My drawer was/is very similar. To close it I always have to do the smother/wiggle of the stuff, try to close it, wiggle them some more so they lay down, try it again, then take out what is causing the problem and wash it again. I may try to fix it and I like the basket in the pantry idea too! No more smother/wiggle utensil dance {hopefully}! Whoop!

  3. says

    My kitchen drawer is exactly like that! Except we also have tools, screws and junk in there… don’t ask!
    But in my new condo there will be organization on a grand scale and I am pondering whether I want o keep these in a drawer or in a container on the counter (easy access) I haven’t decided yet.
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  4. Alison says

    I am finally able to organize my utensil drawer because in the kitchen I just moved into, it is the first time I have had a big enough drawer to hold them all in one. I got some bamboo organizers at TJ Maxx a few years ago and that’s what in there. My favorite kitchen tool is this knife/scissor/choppy tool from Pampered Chef. (Very technical terms). Thanks for posting “regular things” like this kitchen drawer post. Thats one of the reasons I love your blog!

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