One of the things you all may not know about me is that I like to be organized. Sometimes I probably drive my family a bit crazy when it comes to organizing things.
If you look at my house though you might not always think that, because like most people, I struggle with staying organized. I find the work is not in getting organized, it is the staying organized that takes the work.
I know that it is worth the work though, so I am always looking for ways to help make the staying organized part easier.
I spend less time looking for stuff when I am organized. And I am less likely to rebuy something because I forgot I have it, if I am organized.
My day just goes better when I am organized. When my stuff is organized, my life feels more organized.
One example of this is that I am one of those people that always makes my bed. I can’t remember the last time I did not make my bed, it was probably last time I was sick.
And it is not that I love to make my bed. Really, I don’t love to make my bed everyday, but when I walk into my bedroom and see a bed that is made and neat, it makes me feel more organized and put together. I know I am probably a little strange like that, but for me it is worth the time it takes to do the little things to stay organized.
So, a few weeks ago when I saw a DIY kitchen drawer organizer, I knew I needed one. I loved the idea of getting my kitchen better organized. I sent the link to my husband and said can we do this sometime. I had no idea when sometime would be, but I did not want to forget the idea.
We remodeled the kitchen over the summer and I have struggled to get it organized like I want. It has been kind of like moving, where you move stuff around five times before you figure out where you want it.
My new kitchen has a lot more drawer space than my old one, which I love, but I have had trouble getting them organized. The stuff has pretty much been dumped in them. No one knew where anything went or what drawer it was in.
Anytime you wanted something you ended up opening three drawers to find it. It was driving me crazy. And it was not only driving me crazy, it was driving my whole family crazy.
On Saturday my daughter and I went shopping and I came home to this.
Custom made drawer organizers. LOVE them!
My husband had made me diy kitchen drawer organizers. He bought all the supplies and made me drawer organizers while I was gone.
My husband and I are both a bit type A. Okay so we are a lot type A, but the fact that he is more type A than I am, means that he totally got why my kitchen drawers were driving me crazy. So he got to work fixing it for me.
Yes, it is the little things that make me happy.
I love these. Every time I open my kitchen drawers now I am happy. It is amazing how happy something as simple as being organized can make you.
And with the dividers it will be so much easier to stay organized. Have I mentioned I love staying organized?!
And in case you are wondering, my husband did not put all my stuff back and organized like that. He might be type A, but he did not tackle that job for me. He knows I am type A enough to want to organize them myself, so he left the organizing up to me. (And yes I have a lot of measuring cups and spoons. When I am baking a bunch of stuff, I don’t like to keep washing things over and over. I am not a minimalist when it comes to kitchen stuff.)
These diy kitchen organizers were really easy to make. Or so he tells me. It really did not take much time at all and the expense was minimal. It was less than $20 to do all three drawers. So really this is a project almost anyone can do.
He used 1/4x3x2 poplur craft board from Lowes and used Loctite Power Grab glue to glue it all together. He did the majority of the project while I was gone, so I don’t have any before and after pictures. And I don’t have any pictures of the process, but it is pretty basic.
He based the slots on the various sizes of my silverware and other kitchen gadgets. And that is what makes these great. You can customize them to fit your items and your drawers. No more wasted space. And I love the fact that they ware almost as deep as the drawer, so you can stack silverware and other items higher than in most drawer organizers.
For detailed instructions and pictures be sure to visit Keven and Amanda’s post on how they did theirs. My husband did not follow their instructions exactly, but he used the same basic idea. I have at least one more drawer I want him to do and I will try to get pictures of the process next time.
Now please tell me I am not the only one that feels better when I am organized. And please tell me I am not the only one that makes my bed everyday. Really other people do make their bed everyday don’t they?!