The kitchen is known as the heart of the home. I’m the mother of three and have moved into and organized 25+ homes. I know first-hand that if your kitchen is not organized, your life won’t be organized. You start your day in the kitchen and your day ends in the kitchen, so having it organized is key to maintaining a happy heart of the home. Because I’m the mother of three college education funds, I am always looking for ways to save money while still keeping my kitchen and family organized. These tips for organizing kitchen drawers for free meet all my organizing and budeting needs.
As a busy mom, I need organizing tips that are easy to do and actually do work, in addition to not costing me an arm and a leg. Simple organizing tips really do make your kitchen and life run much more smoothly. Organization also makes it possible for your family to be more independent since everything they need is easy to find. It also means that your family is able to put things back where they belong.
Organizing Kitchen Drawers for Free
Remove Everything from the Drawer to Determine What to Keep – Remove all the items and place them on the counter or table. Remove any items you don’t use and put them in a bag to be recycled, thrown away or donated. Set aside items that belong in another location, not this drawer, so you can put them away later. Wipe out the drawer. Follow the tips I shared for purging kitchen utensils to determine what you want to keep in your drawer. Return the items you’ve decided to keep to the drawer.
Remove the Tops of Boxes – Simply remove the top of boxes. It’s so much easier to access the contents of the box when the box is open. It’s also easier to consolidate the couple of items left in the old box with the brand new full box. A big part of organizing is making your life easier and this tip to remove the top of boxes is simple, free and effective.
Use Containers You Already Have – Before you go out and buy new organizing baskets or bins, take a look around your home for containers that can be put to better use in the kitchen. These containers had been organizing my bathroom items for years in many different homes. However, they don’t fit in the tiny drawers in the bathroom of my current home, so I put them to use organizing my kitchen drawer. This kept the baskets from cluttering up my home just sitting around not being used, saved money and is more earth-friendly since no new products were purchased.
Use Repurposed Containers for Organizing – I love to repurpose the plastic containers that come with food products I’ve purchased. It just makes sense to me to repurpose these containers. They’re already in my home. They’re “free.” It saves these products from the landfill. If you recycle, it saves the resources that would be expended to transport and recycle these containers. And it saves resources from being used to produce new organizing containers. Once you start paying attention, you’ll find many plastic containers that you can use for organizing.
1 – Mushroom container
2 – Plastic clam shell lettuce container
3 – Plastic container holding shortening bars
4 – Lid of plastic prepared sandwich container
I prefer to repurpose plastic containers because they’re easy to clean. And these blue mushroom containers compliment the blue decor accents in my kitchen.
Plastic containers are better for repurposing than cardboard boxes because they keep their shape and hold up to years of use.
Plastic containers from food packaging come in all different sizes and shapes. Once you start looking at the items you’re throwing into the recycling can, you’ll find organizing containers for all your needs.
You can organize your kitchen for free by using repurposed food packaging. An organized for free kitchen drawer is a thing of beauty.
How is your kitchen working for you? You can start organizing your kitchen drawers for free today. What are you waiting for?