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
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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Great article Iam having a new kitchen in a few weeks drawers are main issue I’m determined to have organised clutter free drawers .
all my drawers are so cluttered, i dont think i know whats in any of them!
I do have a fair but of clutter, would love to have a tidy xx
My kitchen utensil drawer and a drawer in the kitchen that we call the junk drawer.
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.
Our Drawer of Doom is the study drawer, home of anything from handwarmers to spare rubber bands.
Our drawers our FULL of alerts – keep taking stuff such as tools back to the garage – but they keep reappearing
My drawers need tidying up, lol I have two that are full of bits and bobs
Unfortunately, I have a few drawers of doom.
Move house once in a while ..30+ years of usefully stuff here lol
Yes, a couple of my kitchen drawers could really do with a good sort out and tidy up
I do indeed, in fact I have 2 drawers of doom and call them something I cannot add here.
I have more than one draw of doom…and they are in several rooms in the house 😉
We sure do ! Great comp, many thanks…
need these for my new kitchen. great product
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
certainly do plenty of them
Yes, in our kitchen – it has everythng iin it that needs to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’!
My utensils drawer could do with being a lot better organised.
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
The cutlery drawer could do with an organise and I wouldn’t say no to organising the living room drawers either!
Yes most drawers are cluttered!
Unfortunately, more than one.
Yes full of things like drawing pins, elastic bands, plastic cutlery, napkins, plastic bags etc
My dressing table drawer ? yesterday I actually put a lipstick on my eye
How about every room! lol
My kitchen drawer
I have a draw that I can hardly open at all because of all the clutter
i do x and i think everyone has that dreaded drawer full of junk lol
Whatever home we have lived in, we always seem to have a junk drawer in the kitchen. It drives me mad!
I’m trying to get my whole house organised, these would be great
Oh yes, my children call it mums junk draw!
Yes! It’s the draw underneath the microwave. Has things in from cocktail sticks to my kids bubbles!!
It’s a large basket in the pantry, Lord only knows what’s in it!
Our cutlery drawer – it is has a bright orange cutlery holder in it that’s so ugly!
We have more than one which are in desperate need of organising!
YES! I have a drawer full of kitchen bits and bobs
Yes lots of drawers full of rubbish my new years resolution is to de-clutter
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!’.
my daughter desk drawer it is so cluttered!
my whole bureau is a complete mess!
my resolution is to keep tidier, this would help!
a few drawers!
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.
I have a drawer in my kitchen that these would be ideal for.
These would be perfect for my kitchen drawers – definitely in need of a tidy up
Perfect for the drawer in the hallway cabinet. It has everything in it! Messy but full of useful bits & bobs.
If i’m being honest then yes i do have a kitchen drawer just full of everything!
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!
Very Handy to keep utensils tidy and easy to find
Yes, my man drawer!
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.
We have a communal draw which DESPERATELY needs a declutter!
I have a drawer in the bedroom that is in desperate need of a declutter as all random items go in it
I have just sorted out my draws , had a right declutter spree
i have 2 one in the liuving room and one in the kutchen
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….”
Yes I’ve got many drawers of doom around my home so this prize would be really handy, thanks.
I have a kitchen cupboard that is definitely in desperate need of some TLC
All my drawers in the kitchen are really cluttered
I have four draws of doom in my kitchen! All packed full of clutter that needs sorting.
Of course I do, doesn’t everyone?
We’ve just had a new kitchen, so at the moment there is no ‘drawer of doom’!
All off my draws need decluttering and organising.
oh yes I have one drawer that is always full of bits and bobs and can never find anything
My kitchen drawers need a good sort out which i intend to do very soon.
yeah we call it the c**p draw, its where things get dumped that do not really have a home.
My utensil drawer is avocado green and chipped round the sides. Defo need an upgrade!
I have drawer in every room that needs a good declutter.
All of our drawers could do it this! They are all so cluttered
Definitely! More than one in fact!
The ones in my dressing table could do with decluttering
My kitchen drawers definitely need decluttering!
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.
this looks great and would make things easier to clean
My cutlery drawer needs a good tidy up
haha i have a few of them in my kitchen x
We certainly do, We can never seem to get it tidy.
think i have a drawer of doom in every room in the house. kitchen is the worst though
I do! It’s a bits and bobs drawer in the kitchen!
I have several drawers that need a sort haha.
I have a drawer in my bedroom that everything is in but I don’t know where.
This would be really handy for my sons room. He has 3 drawers that are totally unorganised.
I have a couple of “hide” drawers, really need organising, only go into them when I can’t find something as a last resort
most of my drawers are cluttered
we have 2 drawers that are a mess what a great idea
My bottom drawer in the kitchen could do with a bit of organisation
I have a drawer of doom and I try and avoid it if I can!
One or two! I am doing Marie Kondo at the moment so lots of organising going on
I have several drawers that need a de-clutter
This would be perfect to help organise my kitchen draws and make everything more accessible- I’m an accumulator OH is untidy it’s a bad combination for domestic bliss ?
All the drawers in my house are full of ,well.. stuff and lots of it. Reading your article has given me the boost to start to declutter.
We seem to have one in each room but I am trying to sort trough them all!
My new kitchen is almost finished so these would come in very handy!
Our middle draw is complete mayhem. It has utensils in all sorts of places and can never find anything! These would be great!
most of my kitchen drawers are quite organised, except for one drawer which seems to collect all sorts of things that don’t have a proper home. no matter how often I tidy it up and put things back where they belong, next time I look it is a mess again.
I’ve a couple of drawers that could do with a good tidy – these are a fab idea!!
We have a draw of odd kitchen utensils that could do with these storage boxes.
All my drawers are drawers of doom lol but there’s a particularly bad one in the kitchen that would really benefit from these boxes 🙂
Yes indeed I have lots of drawers that could do with tipping into the bin never mind a declutter!
Oh yes, we have what is known as the ‘man draw’ where it’s full of my husbands tat, leads, batteries, tape, some tools, all odds and ends.
Would love this for all my sons bits!
Yes and I’m not at fault. The other half calls it “The Magic Drawer”
Yes! We have a drawer in the kitchen that no matter how many times I declutter and try and organise, my husband just dumps everything and anything in. I would love to have it all sorted and organised with trays and storage so he couldn’t do that (or at least it would make it more difficult!)
My utensil drawer is such a cluttered mess
My utensils rarely used drawer could really do with a sort out
All my drawers need decluttering everything just gets thrown in
‘A’ drawer? I have several!
We have a whole sideboard of doom!
My girlfriend is always morning we don’t have enough storage drawers so this would come in handy!
great product defo need these
All of them!
We have a drawer in our kitchen that my OH keeps dumping little bits and pieces and various fixings
Every room – spring clean required!
The drawer in my desk has become sooooo cluttered, it’s in desperate need of some sorting out!!!
Yes a few drawers – I would love to have a good spring clean 🙂
I have a drawer that is full of old screws and nails that needs sorting out
I have three of them, one in the kitchen, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. I would love to have a good sort-out!
Yes, my utensil drawer needs some TLC. It is all jammed in one drawer.
Definitely have drawers of doom in this house. A good sort out is needed
Yes, its got all sorts in, I’m quite ashamed of it.
Yes, in the kitchen and its really difficult to find anything in there
Doesn’t everyone? I have one in every room
I have a draw of doom in virtually every room!
The dreaded man drawer – full of junk and you can never find what you need.
Yes – my odds and ends drawer 🙂
my cutlery drawer, the drawers are small so can’t seem to find a cutlery divider that fits! grrrr
when we got a new kitchen we cleared loads of things out but things are sliding around and jumbling up. these seem like a good way to stop this happening.
Our kitchen has several drawers which could do with being organised and decluttered. This would certainly help with that.
Yes and not just in the kitchen my hubby throws things in drawers then you can never find anything
Definitely my kitchen draw it’s a right mess needs decluttering
After moving to a new home last year the kitchen drawers do need to get more organised as I can never find the kitchen tool I want (usually the bottle opener!)
We seem to have a junk drawer/cupboard/box in nearly every room in my house! I keep threatening to get a skip and just declutter the whole house!
Oh more goodness I have more than one!! ?
My utensils drawer looks like something exploded inside! So so messy and I have no idea what’s actually in there x
all my drawers are in need of organising
I shamefully have two drawers in my kitchen full of clutter
my draw of doom is in my bedroom a draw full of wires
oh yes one in the kitchen 3 in living/dining rooms and one in my bedroom
I have several drawers that need a declutter – in the kitchen there is a drawer which sticks cos its full of random bits like rolling pins, utensils, cookie cutters etc plus one in the bedroom full of hair bobbles, random bits I dont have anywhere t store etc
I have four cluttered drawers of stationary, bulbs and batteries so this would give me the motivation to tidy them!
I have lots of drawers that need de-cluttering.
Oh yes I do. A few to be honest
Yep, I have a Drawer of Doom full of all those things which I might need one day
oh yes one or two that need a good declutter
I have quite a few ‘drawers of doom’