How to organise your kitchen drawers + #Giveaway

Kitchen drawers seem to be the catch-all for all those odds and ends that need to be stored away but you are not sure where to put them. As more and more things get stored in the drawers, it is harder and harder to find what you are looking for. Don’t let your kitchen drawers become a nightmare. Use these tips to organise your kitchen drawers.

Organise your kitchen drawers

Empty the Drawers

Start by taking everything out of the drawers. It is much easier to organise starting from a blank space. Once the space is empty, you can see what space you have and what things need to be organised.

Throw Things Away / Give Things Away

Start by looking what you have that you are storing in the drawers. Chances are, at least, some of these things can be thrown away. Maybe it is old batteries or a remote for a tv you no longer have. Some people find that they have three sets of measuring cups that they don’t need and these are stored into random drawers. Get rid of duplicate items. Also, how long have these things been sitting in the drawer? If the items have been in there for about a year or more, you most likely do not need it anymore.

Group Like Things

Once you know what you are keeping, it is time to group like things. It is easier to find things when you know that these drawers hold these types of things and this drawer is for easier than these things. By grouping like things, you might also find more things to get rid of, even after you have already gone through things and gotten rid of some.

Organise the Drawer

When you are ready to put things back into the drawers, it is best to use a drawer organiser like ADDIS Drawer storage. This organisation pack comes with three trays of different sizes. It has non-slip base and fee to make sure that nothing slides around in the drawers and ruin your organization work.

Now Put it Away

Once you have added the organisers and gotten the miscellaneous items pared down to what you are keeping and which things are going together, it is time to put the drawers back together. Use the drawer organisers to keep things neat in the drawer. Do not overfill the sections.  If you put too many things into each space, soon it will be hard to find anything and the drawer will be cluttered again.

Stay on Top of It

When putting new things away in the drawers or taking something out and putting it back, be sure to do it right each time. Don’t just throw it into the draw, out it where it belongs. This keeps the drawer from being a mess and you won’t have to spend time organising again.

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  1. Shereen
    1st January 2019 / 12:33 PM

    Great article Iam having a new kitchen in a few weeks drawers are main issue I’m determined to have organised clutter free drawers .

  2. EMMA WALTERS
    1st January 2019 / 2:53 PM

    all my drawers are so cluttered, i dont think i know whats in any of them!

  3. 1st January 2019 / 4:22 PM

    I do have a fair but of clutter, would love to have a tidy xx

  4. Minta Boggs
    1st January 2019 / 4:36 PM

    My kitchen utensil drawer and a drawer in the kitchen that we call the junk drawer.

  5. Sally angel
    2nd January 2019 / 11:00 AM

    I have one drawer in the living room and one in my bedroom that are definitely in need of decluttering, as they are used for storing the most random odds and ends.

  6. 2nd January 2019 / 1:27 PM

    Our Drawer of Doom is the study drawer, home of anything from handwarmers to spare rubber bands.

  7. Margaret GALLAGHER
    2nd January 2019 / 6:15 PM

    Our drawers our FULL of alerts – keep taking stuff such as tools back to the garage – but they keep reappearing

  8. Jo Allison
    2nd January 2019 / 7:59 PM

    My drawers need tidying up, lol I have two that are full of bits and bobs

  9. Solange
    2nd January 2019 / 9:02 PM

    Unfortunately, I have a few drawers of doom.

  10. Mandy
    3rd January 2019 / 9:36 AM

    Move house once in a while ..30+ years of usefully stuff here lol

  11. Andrea Upton
    4th January 2019 / 2:32 PM

    Yes, a couple of my kitchen drawers could really do with a good sort out and tidy up

  12. Jo Bryan
    5th January 2019 / 4:20 PM

    I do indeed, in fact I have 2 drawers of doom and call them something I cannot add here.

  13. Jo Carroll
    8th January 2019 / 10:40 AM

    I have more than one draw of doom…and they are in several rooms in the house 😉

  14. Claire Nutman
    8th January 2019 / 10:54 AM

    We sure do ! Great comp, many thanks…

  15. Chris Lumm
    8th January 2019 / 10:56 AM

    need these for my new kitchen. great product

  16. Ursula Hunt
    8th January 2019 / 11:06 AM

    I definitely do have a drawer that needs sorting out, the one that holds large spoons, ladles etc is a disaster to find the right thing

  17. iain maciver
    8th January 2019 / 11:18 AM

    certainly do plenty of them

  18. Tracy Nixon
    8th January 2019 / 11:25 AM

    Yes, in our kitchen – it has everythng iin it that needs to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’!

  19. Heather Haigh
    8th January 2019 / 11:26 AM

    My utensils drawer could do with being a lot better organised.

  20. marycarol
    8th January 2019 / 11:43 AM

    Yep a few drawers in my kitchen just seem to have junk in them but I’m sure there’s something useful in there x

  21. Danielle Spencer
    8th January 2019 / 11:52 AM

    The cutlery drawer could do with an organise and I wouldn’t say no to organising the living room drawers either!

  22. Becky Yeomans
    8th January 2019 / 11:56 AM

    Yes most drawers are cluttered!

  23. Samantha McDonough
    8th January 2019 / 11:57 AM

    Unfortunately, more than one.

  24. Kathleen marsden
    8th January 2019 / 12:53 PM

    Yes full of things like drawing pins, elastic bands, plastic cutlery, napkins, plastic bags etc

  25. 8th January 2019 / 1:05 PM

    My dressing table drawer 😭 yesterday I actually put a lipstick on my eye

  26. Rich Tyler
    8th January 2019 / 1:06 PM

    How about every room! lol

  27. Sarah Cooper
    8th January 2019 / 1:10 PM

    My kitchen drawer

  28. Annabel Greaves
    8th January 2019 / 1:36 PM

    I have a draw that I can hardly open at all because of all the clutter

  29. maria blythin
    8th January 2019 / 1:46 PM

    i do x and i think everyone has that dreaded drawer full of junk lol

  30. Heather T
    8th January 2019 / 2:16 PM

    Whatever home we have lived in, we always seem to have a junk drawer in the kitchen. It drives me mad!

  31. Liane Amos Mrs
    8th January 2019 / 2:22 PM

    I’m trying to get my whole house organised, these would be great

  32. Kelly Knowles
    8th January 2019 / 2:30 PM

    Oh yes, my children call it mums junk draw!

  33. Sophie Foulds
    8th January 2019 / 2:46 PM

    Yes! It’s the draw underneath the microwave. Has things in from cocktail sticks to my kids bubbles!!

  34. Karen Barrett
    8th January 2019 / 3:11 PM

    It’s a large basket in the pantry, Lord only knows what’s in it!

  35. Karen R
    8th January 2019 / 4:14 PM

    Our cutlery drawer – it is has a bright orange cutlery holder in it that’s so ugly!

  36. Nikki Stewart
    8th January 2019 / 4:18 PM

    We have more than one which are in desperate need of organising!

  37. Louise A
    8th January 2019 / 5:01 PM

    YES! I have a drawer full of kitchen bits and bobs

  38. Denise Wilden
    8th January 2019 / 5:30 PM

    Yes lots of drawers full of rubbish my new years resolution is to de-clutter

  39. 8th January 2019 / 5:39 PM

    Yes! I have a chest of draws that is full of little bits and bobs – it definitely needs a good clear out but there’s so much in it where you’re like ‘oh, but I might need this one day!’.

  40. Amy Bondoc
    8th January 2019 / 5:42 PM

    my daughter desk drawer it is so cluttered!

  41. Thomas Buchanan
    8th January 2019 / 6:42 PM

    my whole bureau is a complete mess!

  42. Alice
    8th January 2019 / 7:27 PM

    my resolution is to keep tidier, this would help!

  43. Jackie Howell
    8th January 2019 / 7:33 PM

    a few drawers!

  44. Marc H
    8th January 2019 / 7:42 PM

    I have a couple of draws in my bedroom that i haven’t sorted out for years. Maybe one day i’ll get round to sorting them out. Maybe.

  45. Andrea Fletcher
    8th January 2019 / 7:59 PM

    I have a drawer in my kitchen that these would be ideal for.

  46. Carole Nott
    8th January 2019 / 8:18 PM

    These would be perfect for my kitchen drawers – definitely in need of a tidy up

  47. Emma Nixon
    8th January 2019 / 8:37 PM

    Perfect for the drawer in the hallway cabinet. It has everything in it! Messy but full of useful bits & bobs.

  48. ADEINNE TONNER
    8th January 2019 / 9:06 PM

    If i’m being honest then yes i do have a kitchen drawer just full of everything!

  49. Theresa Wakeley
    8th January 2019 / 9:52 PM

    I am quite good at keeping things organisedso there is currently no drawer of doom but we’re moving to our new home in March and would really love this to prevent drawers of doom of course! Love this!

  50. Helen Best
    8th January 2019 / 10:05 PM

    Very Handy to keep utensils tidy and easy to find

  51. Kevin000
    8th January 2019 / 10:13 PM

    Yes, my man drawer!

  52. Kate Phillips
    8th January 2019 / 11:50 PM

    Several areas. I have one kitchen drawer in particular which contains all kinds of small bits and pieces which have no other home and which could do with some order and restraint.

  53. Kevin Bloomfield
    9th January 2019 / 10:33 AM

    We have a communal draw which DESPERATELY needs a declutter!

  54. justine meyer
    9th January 2019 / 12:38 PM

    I have a drawer in the bedroom that is in desperate need of a declutter as all random items go in it

  55. Tracy Hanley
    9th January 2019 / 2:24 PM

    I have just sorted out my draws , had a right declutter spree

  56. Laura Banks
    9th January 2019 / 3:26 PM

    i have 2 one in the liuving room and one in the kutchen

  57. Iona Cornish
    9th January 2019 / 5:53 PM

    Yes and I confess that I only use the things in the front quarter of it regularly. Definitely need to declutter but “it might come in useful….”

  58. Jayne Townson
    9th January 2019 / 8:50 PM

    Yes I’ve got many drawers of doom around my home so this prize would be really handy, thanks.

  59. Geri Gregg
    9th January 2019 / 9:36 PM

    I have a kitchen cupboard that is definitely in desperate need of some TLC

  60. JULIE WARD
    9th January 2019 / 10:27 PM

    All my drawers in the kitchen are really cluttered

  61. Charlene Aldred
    10th January 2019 / 11:25 AM

    I have four draws of doom in my kitchen! All packed full of clutter that needs sorting.

  62. Rachel Butterworth
    11th January 2019 / 2:26 PM

    Of course I do, doesn’t everyone?

  63. Claire Carter
    12th January 2019 / 8:39 AM

    We’ve just had a new kitchen, so at the moment there is no ‘drawer of doom’!

  64. Louise Reeks
    12th January 2019 / 9:59 AM

    All off my draws need decluttering and organising.

  65. cheryl hadfield
    12th January 2019 / 10:09 PM

    oh yes I have one drawer that is always full of bits and bobs and can never find anything

  66. jo liddement
    13th January 2019 / 3:17 PM

    My kitchen drawers need a good sort out which i intend to do very soon.

  67. Rebecca Nisbet
    13th January 2019 / 7:16 PM

    yeah we call it the c**p draw, its where things get dumped that do not really have a home.

  68. Laura Turner
    14th January 2019 / 4:41 PM

    My utensil drawer is avocado green and chipped round the sides. Defo need an upgrade!

  69. Joanne Exley
    14th January 2019 / 5:34 PM

    I have drawer in every room that needs a good declutter.

  70. Hannah Wilding
    14th January 2019 / 6:39 PM

    All of our drawers could do it this! They are all so cluttered

  71. Gemma Clark
    15th January 2019 / 12:58 PM

    Definitely! More than one in fact!

  72. Amanda tanner
    15th January 2019 / 5:04 PM

    The ones in my dressing table could do with decluttering

  73. LORRAINE CRAWFORD
    16th January 2019 / 8:20 PM

    My kitchen drawers definitely need decluttering!

  74. Susan Willshee
    16th January 2019 / 9:09 PM

    I have a set of doom drawers in my kitchen. I originally tried so hard to keep them clutter free but I’m so often asked for odd things like pins, hairbands, tape measures, etc that they tend to all live in my kitchen drawers so they are easily accessible.

  75. stephen lossnitzer
    17th January 2019 / 11:43 AM

    this looks great and would make things easier to clean

  76. Michelle Smith
    17th January 2019 / 12:29 PM

    My cutlery drawer needs a good tidy up

  77. Georgina Prince
    17th January 2019 / 1:33 PM

    haha i have a few of them in my kitchen x

  78. chelsey hollings
    17th January 2019 / 1:41 PM

    We certainly do, We can never seem to get it tidy.

  79. Debbie Burfoot
    17th January 2019 / 1:42 PM

    think i have a drawer of doom in every room in the house. kitchen is the worst though

  80. Amanda Baggott
    17th January 2019 / 3:14 PM

    I do! It’s a bits and bobs drawer in the kitchen!

  81. Jemima Bradshaw
    17th January 2019 / 8:07 PM

    I have several drawers that need a sort haha.

  82. Elaine Kidd
    18th January 2019 / 11:04 AM

    I have a drawer in my bedroom that everything is in but I don’t know where.

  83. Karen George
    18th January 2019 / 11:53 AM

    This would be really handy for my sons room. He has 3 drawers that are totally unorganised.

  84. Carolyn Corrin
    19th January 2019 / 2:58 AM

    I have a couple of “hide” drawers, really need organising, only go into them when I can’t find something as a last resort

  85. paula cheadle
    19th January 2019 / 11:16 AM

    most of my drawers are cluttered

  86. irene gilmour
    20th January 2019 / 1:23 AM

    we have 2 drawers that are a mess what a great idea

  87. 20th January 2019 / 6:10 PM

    One or two! I am doing Marie Kondo at the moment so lots of organising going on

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