When Anna suggested spicing up our kitchens, this project immediately came to mind. Inspired by this, I had made one for myself a while back and hadn’t gotten around to blogging about it. After months of use, I can say it’s a hit at our house. The jumble of spoons, forks and knives gave me a headache every time I opened the drawer, and now K can help put her cutlery away and knows exactly where to go to find what she needs. Now that everything is organized, she seems to feel less compelled to dump everything out of the drawer once or twice a day– I’m appreciating that, too. Because then I have to decide exactly how dirty I think the kitchen floor is at that moment and whether I feel the need to wash alllll of it again. Or just throw it all back in the drawer and call it an exercise in immunity-building.
– glue stick
– clear contact paper
You’ll want to choose one cereal box that will be the main tray, and a smaller box that fits inside of it to section it.
Make sure the larger box fits in the drawer you want to use and is also large enough for the cutlery to fit inside with some wiggle room. I cut my insert piece like so.