Utensil drawer organizer and 300th post!

This is my 300th post! And to celebrate, I’ve got a DIY project that you are going to love. It’s going to make your life so much easier and organized.

 My utensil drawer has always been a mess and there wasn’t much I could do about it. The silverware containers were sliding to the back every time I opened the drawer and the rest scooted around in there like my middle son without his caffeine in the morning. I couldn’t find anything and when I did organize the drawer, a day later it would be back to the way it was before. I know you all can relate.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest that showed how to make a really cheap and easy organizer for my utensil drawer. Can we say life hack. This is so easy, I really suggest you try it.

What you will need:

1. Poplar craft boards 1/4x3x2 they are about $1.50 a board (I only found these at Lows. Home Depot didn’t have anything like them.)
2. Instant bond glue
3. Hand saw
4. Measuring tape

What I did first was organize the drawer. Separate all the utensils into types and place them in the drawer how they fit best. It was pretty hard to come up with a layout that worked, especially so I could reach the ones in the back. You could always get the full extend drawer sliders if you want them to come out farther, but I didn’t get those.

I then used straws to mark out where I wanted to put the boards. This way I had a visual and something to measure.

 After I had my measurements, my adorable and most helpful husband cut the boards to size with a hand saw and his muscles. I suppose I could have done it, but it wouldn’t have been as much fun :).

Before I glued the boards together, I put them in the drawer where they were supposed to go, to make sure they fit properly. Its a good thing I did too. Two of the boards were to long and needed to be trimmed… several times. Let’s just say my measurements were slightly off.
After all the measuring and cutting was done, I glued the boards together and let them dry. They turned out really great. I’m now wondering what other drawers I can organize 🙂
As always, I would love to hear about your drawer organizing projects. Comment below or send me a photo to SHendersonPhoto(at)gmail.com
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