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 :).