Task to Tackle Tuesday 5: Plasticware Drawer

T2TT: Plasticware & Cutting Board Drawer
Location:  Kitchen
Time:  10 minutes (plus time to purchase CD rack as lid holder)

 I have very limited kitchen space.  To be honest, I have just one lower cabinet, a sink cabinet, a lazy susan and three large drawers.  In the bottom large drawer I store my plastic ware (because like most people I seem to have a lot) and my cutting boards (because I really don't have another place to put them away.)  I hated the fact when I would get in the drawer to get the cutting boards my plasticware would topple all over the placethat .  It also bothered me that my plasticware lids were buried at the bottom and I would have to dig through playing the match game every time I wanted to store leftovers.  Not to mention, this drawer seemed to become the catch all for things we didn't have room for elsewhere like slider makers.
On a recent visit to a thrift store I picked up this CD rack for $4 because I had seen different examples of how to use these racks to store your lids to help find which lid goes with which bowl easier.  First, I matched the containers and lids, recycling what didn't have a match.  Next, I weeded out anything that didn't belong like the slider makers (stored with seasonal "grilling" items in the basement) and the large water cup (stored with, shockingly, the cups).  I decided put the cutting boards back in at the front of the drawer because I use them more than I do the lids and plasticware.  When I placed the rack in for the lids, I noticed some of my lids were wider than the slots so I used wire snips to take a couple of the dividers to fit these larger lids.  Now I can see my lids right away when I choose my container.  And I don't have to dig for my cutting boards.
Do you have a task you tackled today or one you'd like help with?  Comment below or tweet with me @organized_mama or use #T2TT.

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Tags: Family, Home, Kitchen, Organizing

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