Since I spend so much time in our house I’ve decided that 2016 is the year to assess the problem areas we have in regards to function/organization and improve them. Bigger projects were part of my 2016 goals (of which I’m happy to say several have been worked on thus far) but smaller projects are also on the to do list in my mind. Let me introduce you to one of the frienemies of this house:
Yes this set of 3 drawers in the kitchen. One narrow and two deep shelves right next to the stove. The top drawer includes a store bought separator and all our silverware. That’s fine. It’s the other two below:
They’re nice and deep which means they hold a lot but I can never find anything! This needed to change! After hunting forever for the perfect separator I decided to make my own (or rather measure and sketch something out and had a handsome handyman — my husband — make it).
First step was to remove everything, sort through and get rid of unneeded items and assess the categories. What was the max length I needed? Do I need any max widths?
One long piece of wood cut down to the sizes needed and screwed together and it was done and on the cheap!
Ahhh isn’t this so much better? I’m now able to go to the right drawer/cubbie to find the exact item I need.
Some of my favorite projects are the ones that are smaller, but make sure a huge difference to my daily life, like your drawers. I recently added wooden dividers to my two utensil drawers and I LOVE the difference. After I got them done I wished I’d done it years ago. Here’s to an organized 2016!
Spot of Tea Designs says
I tell my husband every time I go to get something out of them how much they have changed my life haha