2 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet Metal Black – A good place to get started decluttering your kitchen is to get the kitchen drawers organized. They are not frequently seen (assuming they’re able to shut!) But are often responsible for the vast majority of our kitchen clutter.
Can you start your drawers and find a jumbled mess? When you start the silverware drawer are you confronted with a tangled mess of silverware, napkins, and seemingly random objects?
Besides having the ability to hold our clutter and empowering additional disorganization, having cluttered kitchen drawers can waste time since we scour through them in search of this one thing that we require. By being disorganized, the drawers also conceal duplicates and make eliminating kitchen clutter more difficult; if we cannot put everything out and see what all we’ve we are more vulnerable to keeping everything from the drawers and trying not to be concerned about it – but we could fix this fast and easily!
First, there are a number of general guidelines which can help you decide what to keep and what to eliminate or move to a new storage space. This can be based on how long it has been since you used an item:
- Over a year: Get rid of this clutter! If it’s been over a year there should not be some reason to maintain it.
- Nearly one year: You should probably consider getting rid of whatever it is – however you may want to maintain it if it is used for vacations. These items can be safely transferred out of the “busy” section of your kitchen and saved someplace more long term if only used annually.
- 6 weeks: Again, you probably want to check at eliminating these items unless there’s some recurring date which happens a few times a year.
- 1 month: These items need to be considered for a decision to be made. Perhaps they can be transferred to a more long term storage space if they’re in a “high traffic” drawer. A few of these items might also need to be discarded.
- 1 day per week: These items make up the very important part of your kitchen and should be placed in the drawers simplest to get and nearest to where they’re used.
Start with the drawer you use the most. For most of us this is going to be the silverware drawer. Follow the following steps to get your silverware organized:
- Empty the drawer out
- Wipe out the inside so that you are starting with a clean drawer
- Get a silverware holder to separate and maintain utensils organized
- If you do not have one or do not want to buy one, then use a little box, strips of cardboard, or other method to make dividers which will keep your distinct utensils separated.
- Decide where remaining items go: do you need to keep everything which was from the drawer? Can it proceed with other like items, or does this need to get given or thrown away?
This simple act of organizing your own silverware drawer can help save you time and potential hand injuries; I have skewered my finger several times on knives and forks in drawers – doing that several times has made me a life long fan of silverware holders!
Tupperware / Vinyl containers
Place these containers in easy to get drawers or shelving units and stack them on themselves. This means to carry like containers and nest them on top of such as containers and to do the very same with the lids. This will help save you some space and purchase items which are similar grouped together.
If you do not have a spice rack, or do not want to take up space on your own kitchen surfaces, it is possible to store you spices in a drawer. There are racks you’ll be able to make to assist split up these, but with many kitchens there’s a wide variety of spice container dimensions and it may be hard to find the right one for you.
What would work better would be to place the spices to the drawer the way you want them and then make, or find, long dividers to keep the spice containers in the configuration which you’ve got them in. This might be carried out with strips of cardboard, segments of thin plastic, or some other similar material.
Openers / Skewers / Grill Tools
Putting several kinds of openers, skewers, and grilling gear to a drawer can help rid your additional drawers of sharp and pokey gear that may snag a hand while rummaging around. While this isn’t meant to be a grab all drawer it can help to consolidate a number of those lesser used items which could be a danger. These items may include:
Odds And Ends Drawer
This might look as if it goes against the idea of getting rid of clutter, but I believe that each kitchen needs a drawer which may capture the odds and ends that are very useful but simply don’t fit in to any additional drawer. They key is to be certain that this doesn’t become an overflowing container which whatever you can not make your mind up about goes into.
A good idea would be to take a look at what is in the drawer since you go to place something inside and put on the time rule which was discussed previously. If something has not been used in a very long time do yourself a favor and throw it! Are there many copies in the Shop? Eliminate a number of them! Maintaining this drawer manageable can make it more handy and useful while preventing it from becoming a centre for clutter.
For example, right now in my own odds and ends drawer I’ve got these items:
Maintaining my drawer restricted to items which are actually needed retains them quite organized and less of a hassle. When I am in my own kitchen I like to know where my equipment are and in order to easily access them without needing to wade through piles of junk.