It all started when a friend of mine posted a picture of her super organized drawers on Facebook. In that moment, I realized I have some serious organizational issues! Actually, that’s not true. When I was a child my sister would get fed up with my room being a horrid mess and she would clean it for me. As an adult, I keep hoping she’ll spontaneously show up at my house and clean up just for old-time sake! She’s one of those sick people who would rather hang out with her label maker on a Friday night then go out. I’m pretty sure the folks at the container store know her by name too.
I do have my organizational moments however, and I finally tackled my messy kitchen drawers.
I have lived with my utensil drawer like this for nine years now! Why do I let these little things go? Oh ya, I have three children, that’s why.
I began by emptying out the drawer and removing the old contact paper from the previous owners. God bless their elderly hearts. They put contact paper on every possible surface in this house!
To make the actual dividers for the drawers, I cut some leftover plywood strips from our bathroom plank wall. Because it was dark and snowing, I make the cuts right in the kitchen. Besides, everything taste better with sawdust in it!
The only expense I had while organizing my drawers was the decorative adhesive covering, AKA… contact paper.
To ensure a perfect fit (unlike the previous contact paper) simply measure and cut to size.
I went over the edges of my boards with sandpaper and then wrapped them in contact paper.
To keep the dividers in place, I ran some hot glue along the back side of the board and glued it right to the drawer.
I’m hoping this will make putting the utensils away much easier. Especially since that is the job of my six-year-old.
There you have it. One small step for my kitchen, one giant leap for my organizational skills. (I think that’s a quote from Neil Armstrong) hehehe.
Now, what can I cover with the rest of that contact paper?