I want to set fire to my kitchen utensils
June 19, 2012 9:36 AM Subscribe
Kitchen Organization 101: Is there any obvious and efficient way to organize the drawer in my kitchen that holds all my big/weirdly shaped utensils (ie. mixing spoons, measuring cups, spatulas, pastry cutter, salad server, tongs, etc) that DOESN'T involve having them in a holder on the countertop? We don't have the counterspace to spare.
posted by gwenlister to home & garden (26 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've tried "organizing" it about 37 times and that works for about three hours at which point someone empties the dishwasher or closes the drawer a little too hard and then everything gets all mixed up again. I've tried getting little bins for different sized things but everything is so all over the place size wise and so many of them jutt off at different angles that nothing really seems to work. We always seem to have everything just thrown in there, tangling up, everything is impossible to find, and the drawer continues to be a total pain in the ass. Back in the day, in a different kitchen, I kept most of those big weirdly shaped things in a utensil vase of sorts on the counter, but our kitchen is small and our counter space is very limited so that is out. Having the knife block is already more space than we are happy about having taken up. Plus, it would look cluttered.
FWIW The silverware (in a different drawer) is organized and stays relatively tidy thanks to one of those "forks go here, spoons go here, knives go here" plastic organizers.