It was so easy to personalize my kitchen drawer organization so that it works perfectly for me.
And I don’t want to make this sound like it’s all about me…but when it comes to our kitchen organization…let’s be real here…it is.
Let’s do the math:
We’ve been married for 31 years…31 x 365 equals 11,315;
less the Friday night nachos that Terry has made for the past 31 years (52 x 31= 1,612)…11,315 – 1612 = 9,703;
less eating out on average of two time a month ((31 X12) X 2 = 744)…9,703 – 744 = 8,959
Which means that ever since we’ve been married, I have cooked 79% of our dinners (8,959 ÷ 11,315)…
So, it’s my kitchen…and the organization should work for me.
And while I have pondered and purchased various and assorted kitchen drawer organization options over the years, nothing really worked for me the way I wanted it to…plus, it’s just not very pretty.
So recently I got a bee ?in my bonnet and set out to make my kitchen drawers just the way I wanted them to…and let’s just pause a minute and look how pretty my organized kitchen drawer looks.
A place for everything and everything in it’s place…One of my favorite concepts is functional aesthetics (do the job and look good doing it) and these drawers fits that bill.
And truly pretty darn easy…a perfect task for a rainy Saturday. I made drawer organizers for two kitchen drawers; one of my tool drawers and the cutlery drawer. I still have one more to do, but I’m spending a little time pondering the best way to organize that one.
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Here’s a ‘DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO TIP‘…for our first drawer we did not consider the width of the boards when we were cutting them so we had to go back and lop off 1/4″ off of several of them…
‘DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO TIP’ #2…I failed to take into consideration that I might want to be able to remove the cutlery organizer to wipe the drawer down. UGH… So, if I were to do it all over again, I would lose the 1/4″ and frame the whole organizer so that it could be pulled in and out. Update: I will be taking this drawer apart and redoing it with a frame and possible a thin piece of wood on the bottom…it is not staying together as it is. (insert sad face) I will be back to let you know what I end up doing.
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So, I did learn a few things in the process and will apply those lessons when I do my next drawer, but that being said…I am thrilled with my new kitchen drawer organization . I have so much more room and room exactly where I need it.
How about a little Before and After…
When I designed this kitchen drawer organization my goal was to use every possible inch of space my drawers and I am very pleased that I was able to accomplish that…AND it’s just so pretty!
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