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[VIDEO]: Organizing Kitchen Utensils

I recently discovered a brand new product for organizing your cooking utensils and gadgets. When I saw it, I thought it was the coolest thing ever, did my research, and had to try it to see if it worked (plus, it was very different from other drawer organizers so I was naturally curious!!).

In this video, I show you my newly organized kitchen drawer that allows me to SEE everything I have in one glance (cooking utensils, gadgets, etc). Nothing is stacked, stuffed, or smushed. Everything is super easy to access, functional, and not to mention the drawer itself is beautiful (kind of like eye candy in a way)!

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Hi everyone. So in this video, I’m going to share with you guys a cool way to organize all of your cooking utensils and cooking gadgets inside of your kitchen drawers.

Now I recently discovered a brand new product that when I saw it, I was like, “Whoa! This is just like the coolest thing ever. I have to try it out. See if it works.” And I tried it out and I’m loving it. It’s awesome. I am a creative person. I’m very visual and I like to see things to know that they still exist because I’m a very out of sight, out of mind person. So if I can’t see everything then to me, I don’t know I have it and then I won’t use it and then it’s going to sit and becomes clutter. So if you’re a creative person, if you’re the same way, visual, then you are going to love what I’m going to show you guys.

How to Organize Kitchen Utensils

So let me show you guys my kitchen drawer. Tada! Look, how beautiful this is. I feel like every time I open up this drawer, it’s just like total eye candy to me. Everything just has its own home, nothing moves when you open and close the drawer like I could just slide the drawer shut and then open it and nothing moves out of place because you have these little dividers that’s holding everything into its place.

Simple & Organized Kitchen Drawer

Simple & Organized Kitchen Drawer


Now, let me kind of tell about this product. It’s a brand new drawer organizer – well actually, it’s brand new to me. I think it has been on the market for like maybe one or two years. But I recently discovered it. And when I saw it, I was like, “Wow! I need to try this out. This is so cool. You can see exactly what you have. Everything has its own place.” And it was just cool and it comes in like different colors. You can mix and match like the mat with like the dividers. So I think it has like five or six different colors. I’m not sure. But I like the purple the best so yeah, I got that one.

So basically, it’s a rubber mat at the bottom of the drawer and you have little dividers that move so everything is just like rubber so it just stays into place. It’s kind of cool. Like nothing – it doesn’t fall over or anything. There’s no like adhesive. There’s no magnet. Nothing. It just stays in place. It’s kind of like magic. But the dividers come in three different sizes so you can mix and match your dividers depending upon what you’re storing.

Simple Kitchen Drawer Organization

So what else was I going to tell you guys? Oh, so when I first saw this, I saw this product or this idea, I kind of felt like, “Well, I feel like I could just – I feel like I could store more stuff without this mat.” Which is true, I could probably stick like ten more utensils in here and everything would still fit perfectly. But then I thought, “Well then, I can’t really see what I have.” Like I like being able to just like open the drawer and immediately see everything I have and find what I have. It just saves time and you’re more productive when you’re in the kitchen instead of like fishing round, moving stuff to try and get what’s in the back. And plus, the drawer just – it never get stuck because you’re only storing things in here that fit.

Now, if you find that when you take things out like for example, I’m going to take the whisk out or take measuring spoons out or the ice cream scooper out, if you feel like you’re not going to know where to put things back or if your kids are unloading the dishwasher and they don’t know where things go, your spouse is doing the same thing, then all you have to do is just take your label maker and put a label here and write whisk. So you know where to put things back. So you know that the whisk is going to belong here. But before you do that, you want to make sure that you find the perfect home for each of the items so you’re not moving the labels around when you’re moving the utensils around.

OK. So another cool thing about the product is that you can actually, you can cut this rubber mat to fit the size of your drawer. So everyone has different size drawers so you’re going to need like different size mats and different number of dividers, different sizes. So you can actually cut this really easily. It’s a really thin piece of rubber. You just cut it to the size of your drawer and it fits perfectly.

Another thing you can do which I did was I put a little piece of Museum Putty on the bottom of the mat in the corners so the mat wouldn’t slide when it’s inside the drawer if I didn’t cut it perfectly like there was a little bit of a gap in the front of the drawer. So putting a piece of Museum Putty will hold the mat in place. Nothing on top will actually slide but the mat might slide if you don’t cut it perfectly.

So you can buy this on Amazon. If you go to my website, Alejandra.TV/products, you will see the link to the product on where to buy it.

So that’s how I’m organizing all of my cooking utensils and cooking gadgets inside of my kitchen drawer. So like I mentioned before, I rather have one drawer of stuff that I frequently use like on a daily basis and weekly basis just inside that drawer and have it be more organized than trying and cram and stuff everything like all my kitchen utensils and kitchen gadgets inside of one drawer and then have things stuck on top of each other, have things like get stuck when you open and close the drawer. And then when I’m cooking like have to shuffle around and fish through the drawer to find exactly what I’m looking for.

So I feel like less stuff in one drawer more organized is better than having more stuff stuffed in one drawer and not be able to find what you’re looking for and have the drawer get stuck when you open and close it. So one tip is if you have a lot of gadgets and a lot of utensils and you have a small space then consider pulling out the stuff that you don’t use very often so that might be like melon baller or that might be like a lime juicer or a creme brulee torch, like stuff that you use maybe once or twice a year or maybe three times a year, pull that stuff out. Put it in a shoe box and put it inside of a cabinet at the very top of your kitchen or put it at the top of the pantry, somewhere where you know it still exists but it’s not taking up valuable real estate space inside of your kitchen drawer.

So anyways, that’s my tip for organizing your kitchen utensils and kitchen gadgets. Don’t forget to check out my silverware organizing video too! If you have a video that you want to share with us on another cool way to organize them, leave a video response or tell us in the comments below and yeah, that’s everything I have for you guys. I will see you guys soon. Bye!

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Over the past 9 years, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 85+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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