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Organized Kitchen Home Tour – Kitchen Drawers

Top Organizing Bloggers Kitchen Tour

The Top Organizing Bloggers are doing a kitchen tour today!  I’m so excited to be showing you a little glimpse of my kitchen – the kitchen drawers.  If you’re new here (welcome!) and I hope you find some simple ideas for organizing your kitchen.  (At the bottom of the post you’ll find links to the Top Organizing Bloggers Kitchen Tour that you won’t want to miss!)  Want to know more about me? Go through the tour and then go to my cleaning routine page.

In my opinion, organizing the kitchen drawers are critical to a kitchen running smoothly.  Regardless of the size or your kitchen or the number of drawers you have, you can follow these simple steps and ideas and get your drawers tidied up in a hurry.

Top Organizing Bloggers Organized Kitchen Home Tour - Kitchen Drawers via Clean Mama

Why would you want to organize and label your kitchen drawers?  It makes finding things a little easier and better yet, it makes things easier to return to their proper spots.  When we re-did our kitchen, the contractor did make fun of me a little bit for having everything labeled, but anyone can locate anything in the kitchen and put things away easily.

Labelmaker and Clear Tape for Drawers via Clean Mama

I use this label maker with clear tape and black ink to label each drawer and just place the label on the interior of each drawer.

Organized Kitchen Drawers via Clean Mama

I divided our kitchen up into zones or work spaces and then organized the drawers from there.  (You can see how I created zones in the pantry here and zones in the kitchen here.)  And here’s how to organize a kitchen drawer in 15 minutes.  I made a list of all the drawers and what went in each drawer – this was really helpful to keep everything together and contained.

Measuring Cups and Spoons via Clean Mama

Going around the kitchen from left to right, here are the drawers in my kitchen:

  • grill
  • paper goods
  • silverware
  • cutting boards
  • dish towels
  • measuring cups and spoons (baking)
  • oven mitts and hot pads and wraps (foil, parchment, etc)
  • pots & pans
  • oversized pans
  • baking pans

Oven Mitts & Pot Holders and Wraps via Clean Mama

I also have six large drawers in the island (work station) – the top two drawers have large silverware organizers and they are labeled:

  • thermometers, scoops, grate & press, cakes, miscellaneous
  • knives, openers, cutters, bottle stoppers, miscellaneous

Labeled Tool Drawer via Clean Mama

Then the pull-out drawers under each one are labeled:

  • food storage
  • baking pans
  • food processing
  • roasting supplies

Food Storage and Baking Pans via Clean Mama

 

Pots and Pans and Oversized Pans via Clean Mama

Ready for more?  Go to the next link to see The Top Organizing Bloggers Kitchen Tour- click on the links below to see the rest of our organized kitchens (and make sure you’re following me on Instagram for a $100 CASH giveaway that starts at 8am EST 10/1/14):

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8 DIY Bathroom Cleaner Recipes

8 DIY Bathroom Cleaner Recipes via Clean Mama

I love making and using DIY natural cleaners (heck, I wrote a book about them!) so today I thought it would be fun to round up some natural bathroom cleaners that you”ll love!  These recipes cover disinfecting, mirrors, toilets, grout, and more – get ready to scrub up your bathrooms with homemade cleaners! Skip the nasty fumes and reach for this daily shower cleaner and spray. Simply spray, scrub and rinse for a sparkling clean shower. Via … [Continue reading...]

What Should I Keep? Sorting Through Memorabilia

What Should I Keep -  Sorting Through Memorabilia via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing challenge is MEMORABILIA and I’m going to challenge you to make a little progress sorting through memorabilia.   (October’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  There really isn't a right or wrong way to store memorabilia, because it varies according to the space you have, what you want to keep, and what's precious enough to save indefinitely.  I have a pretty simple method for keeping special and important items - … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Pictures

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Pictures: Do you have stacks of paper pictures or hundreds of unsorted pictures on your computer or phone to organize? Check out these three ways to organize your photographs … [Continue reading...]

Start Here. FREE October 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

October 2014 Cleaning and Organizing Calendar via Clean Mama

Happy (almost) October! If you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar since January I hope you’ve met successes and made some oodles of progress in your home. If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation. What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home? Consistency and follow through. This series Start Here. is a great place to start (and finish) because without starting … [Continue reading...]

3 Things You (Maybe) Keep Forgetting to Clean

3 things you (maybe) keep forgetting to clean via BrightNest on Clean Mama

Today I have a great guest post from BrightNest.  BrightNest is devoted to inspiring and empowering you to take great care of your home. From basic maintenance tasks to fun cleaning tricks, we deliver everything you need to shape up your home and simplify your life. If you see a dusty table, you wipe it down. Easy, done. But what about your bacteria-ridden laundry hamper? Just like your credit card statement, mess can be out of sight, out of … [Continue reading...]

Three Ways to Organize Photographs

Three Ways to Organize Photographs via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing challenge is PICTURES and I'm going to challenge you to do just one thing to put a little order in your photo storage - organize or establish your system.   (September’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  If you struggle with photo storage like I do, this week's challenge will be a good one.  Taking a couple minutes to add a little organization will be helpful and productive.  The problem for me with photo storage … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Pantry

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab September's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Pantry: Organize your pantry into zones to keep everything in its place. No more missing ingredients or random odds and ends. Via Clean Mama I love the bins, containers, … [Continue reading...]

9 Things to Clean When the Kids Get Sick

9 Things to Clean When the Kids Get Sick via Clean Mama

Sickness has been making its way through our house this week and while it seems pretty much impossible to stop, I thought I'd share a couple things that I do as soon as possible when someone gets sick in our house.  Call it the Clean Mama 'My Kids Are Sick' Cleaning Routine. Full disclosure:  I am a little freaky when it comes to illness.  I was much worse when I was a teacher, going into full-on internal panic if someone looked a little green.  … [Continue reading...]

8 Ideas for Organizing the Pantry

8 Ideas for Organizing the Pantry via Clean Mama

This week's organizing task is the pantry, so I thought a simple round-up with some great organizing ideas would be in order.  Hopefully this round-up inspires you to work with the space you have to make it hardworking for your family and your needs.  Everyone loves a show-stopping pantry, but a pantry that is simply organized and useful is better in the long run in my book.  Have a pantry storage idea?   Share in the comments! Use … [Continue reading...]

The Right Way to Load a Dishwasher

The Right Way to Load a Dishwasher via Clean Mama

In my house we all (except for the toddler) load and unload the dishwasher and it most definitely doesn't look like this all the time but when it does, it's so much easier.  So today, I'm going to share a couple tips to loading up a dishwasher that will get your dishes cleaner and make it easier to unload and put away the dishes.  Everyone's looking for an easier and more efficient way to do things, right?   (If you don't have a dishwasher, you … [Continue reading...]

Keep Food Storage Easy – Create Zones

Keep Food Storage Easy - Create Zones - Clean Mama

If you have a pantry or a food storage cupboard, chances are you are feeling the effects of a little disorganization.  This week's organizing challenge is the PANTRY and I"m going to challenge you to do just one thing to spiff it up.  (September’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  Put your pantry or food storage into zones.  Depending on the size of food storage you have, this could take 10 minutes, or it could take an hour.  But I … [Continue reading...]

FREE Live Positive Parenting Webinar : No Whining, No Yelling

Positive Parenting Webinar - no whining, no yelling

With school in full swing, and schedules and routines being tested to the max, I’m so excited to be able to bring you this resource.  I'm teaming up with parenting professional, Amy McCready to bring you a Positive Parenting Webinar.  Ready for some guidance and professional help – for FREE? Read on! You’ve counted to three more times than you can, well, count. Time out isn’t working anymore. Even rewarding and bribing with candy and toys … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Bathroom Sink

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab September's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Bathroom Sink: Feel like the space under your bathroom sink lacks some serious organization and cleaning? Try one of these tips from Clean Mama to whip that space in to … [Continue reading...]

8 Simple and Easy Fall Favorites

8 Simple and Easy Fall Favorites via Clean Mama

Fall is my favorite season - I love adding little touches to the home inside and out and doing fall-ish activities with the kids.  This round-up is my inspiration for this fall and a glimpse into our 'to do this season list'.  Each idea is simple, easy and inexpensive.  What will you add to your fall list? I love putting printables in a frame for easy, affordable and versatile art for the season. The gold lettering on this one from Nest of … [Continue reading...]