I’ve always dreamt of having a really clean, tidy and organized kitchen, where EVERYTHING has its own dedicated spot. Unfortunately, the reality is somewhat different from what my organized dreams are! But, I do have many ideas and plans on how we’ll get there, someday…
Right now our kitchen drawers and cabinets are more like a nightmare than a dream, that’s for sure.
Our dry food kitchen drawer – BEFORE
It’s only been a few months since we moved into our new house. A lot of the kitchen supplies, foods etc were just placed in drawers and cabinets where we could find available storage. Now we’re finally starting to settle into our new home. I really see the need for a more organized system in the kitchen.
I think it’s just so incredibly exhausting, to literally having to turn the drawer upside down each time you’re looking for something. And I’ve really lost count of how many times I’ve bought more sugar, and then later on to find 3 packs of sugar hidden in the way back of the drawer or cabinet. That’s really so typical!
It was really about time that we got more organized in the kitchen again! The first project was to finally get an organized kitchen drawer, where we keep our dry food.
Our dry food kitchen drawer – AFTER
How to get an organized kitchen drawer with Ikea dry food containers
I knew I wanted containers in different sizes, and with a see-through lid so we could easily see what was in the drawer. I went looking in some different stores, but couldn’t really find what I knew I was looking for.
Of course, IKEA ends up saving the day! Is there really anything you can’t find at that store?
I think not, <3 IKEA. So I ended up finding these great containers.
I love these containers, just what I was looking for! The containers are from Ikea’s series called TILLSLUTA. They come in a range of different sizes, and they’re all a perfect fit and can also be stacked.
If you don’t have an Ikea nearby, you can find similar containers in different sizes here.
So I ended up buying some large containers, some tall containers and a couple of small ones as well.
I made sure to measure the drawer before I bought the container, just to be sure that the containers would fit. And of course to make sure to fully take advantage and maximize the use of the storage space in the drawer.
Our organized kitchen drawer <3
I also printed out just some simple labels. On the labels I wrote down what was inside the container, cooking instructions and other relevant information. You can also design your own labels, and easily have them printed out on these.
So finally my dreadful kitchen drawer is no longer a horrible nightmare, but just the most organized drawer in the entire kitchen <3 Really loved how it turned out!
If you liked reading this, be sure to also check out how I organized my spice drawer, here.