Junk Drawer Overhaul: Megan's Kitchen

I don't know about you but after seeing Megan's amazing kitchen over at Honey We're Home, I wanted to snoop around a bit. Good thing for me, she agreed to play along in letting us see whats inside her drawers. No shock, Megan's self defined 'mess' is not really a mess at all but at least we can say we saw whatever dark side there was to this beautiful space.

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Aye, aye, aye! For me, a lover of all things organized, Stefanie asking me to show my junk drawers feels sorta like the equivalent of being caught with my pants down! I kid! But, this was just the nudge I needed to clear out some drawers in the kitchen and get them in tip-top shape!

The drawer I immediately knew I wanted to tackle is our “large kitchen tools” drawer. It’s one of the most frequently used, and while pretty much everything in it belonged in there, it was all a jumbled mess.

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See?

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A quick trip to the Container Store, also known as Mecca for those-who-love-to-organize, and I bought a few clear containers to store my tools. I measured the drawer first to see what sizes I would need.

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I started by taking everything out of the drawer and grouping similar tools together.

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Look what I even found- the cover to my meat thermometer! I thought it got thrown out when we moved! (isn’t finding things a great reward for getting organized?)

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Our wooden spoons, spatulas, whisks, and tongs go in these silver containers that I got at Bed, Bath, and Beyond - for easy access while cooking.

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A few minutes later . . .

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Ahh, feels so good to be able to see everything! But then I got inspired to organize a few more drawers!


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The Silverware Drawer

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The Baby Drawer

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The Baking Accessories Drawer

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The Junk Drawer

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Thank you Stefanie for the little nudge! I’m pulling my pants back up now;)

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To see more of Megan's gorgeous home and organizational tactics, pop over to Honey We're Home.

28 comments:

  1. Everyone is so organized in blogland. Everyone but me. Ok. I will get it together.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. GORGEOUS kitchen Megan! sigh.

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  3. Great job! Tasks like these snowball, don't they? You think, "well, if I'm doing the one drawer, I might as well do this one and this one and this one and paint the kitchen".

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  4. Ha! She is sooo funny!! Love it Megan! It is very easy to get on a roll once you get started.

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  5. This looks great! I think a trip to the container store is in my future today!

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  6. I am so in love with that kitchen- gorgeous!

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  7. Megan, You have one of the most beautiful kitchens in blog world! I love everything...including your organized drawers.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  8. That is a great kitchen! I always wonder how these junk drawers get to be. I recently moved into a new apartment and my goal was to avoid the junk drawer. Now, 4 months in, I have a few junk drawers. You've inspired me to organize them once again, you did a great job and I can't wait to see what I can do with mine!

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  9. I want to be as messy as she is. I have a long way to go to reach the ordered chaos of her before pictures. If you saw my junk drawer you would weep with me and then send me to therapy. I love this series.

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  10. Brava! Lovely kitchen to organize in!!

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  11. Megan's home is freakin gorgeous! I love that she did a full drawer makeover. I used similar drawer dividers that I found at WalMart...

    http://bontempsbeignet.blogspot.com/2010/06/organizing-utensil-drawer.html

    They are a life/finger saver!

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  12. I was envious of Megan's kitchen and now I'm envious of Megan's kitchen organization. ;) Love the dedicated baking drawer. That's a great idea!

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  13. carol@The Design Pages12:35 PM

    I'm a new reader to your blog so this is my first peak at your kitchen. WOW, it is absolutely stunning. The drawers look wonderful although I don't think they were bad to begin with.

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  14. carol@The Design Pages12:37 PM

    I guess I should pay better attention. Megan's kitchen is gorgeous!!

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  15. Thanks for letting me play along Stefanie!

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  16. Haha, Megan, your "mess" looks suspiciously like what happens when I open my kitchen drawers and say "Wow, looks neat in there!" ;) Great job, it looks wonderful.

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  17. Megan, it looks fantastic!!! I really need to do this in my kitchen. Something else to add to the to do list!

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  18. really? her 'before' is better than my 'after's' anytime!!! megan is amazing..and her kitchen divine!

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  19. Those before photos make me giggle!!! I adore you Megan . . even if your before shots look like that!

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  20. I just love her! But wait, some of my "organized" drawers looks like her before, except worse:)
    TEE HEE

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  21. I did the same thing last weekend. I purchase "InterDesign" clear drawer organizers at The Container Store last Friday (exactly like the ones you pictured in your baby drawer and junk drawer photos). They had these in 2 and 3 inch deep versions. I bought several different sizes and shapes of the 3 inch deep organizers. Can I say...I LOVE THEM!!! I find myself wandering around the house randomly opening drawers just to feel the rush of happiness at my beautifully organized drawers. I even impressed my husband with this project.

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  22. Oh, makes me want to go organize something right now! Great job and love the kitchen.

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  23. MEGAN!

    Just here to tease you a little bit.

    It makes it hard for me to breathe when I see "baby" drawers and drawers with permanent black Sharpies coexisting in the same kitchen. MOVE THE SHARPIES HIGHER UP before the baby is doing a little redecorating of their own. It is NOT the kind of "decorating" you like to blog about.

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  24. Megan's kitchen (and organization) are amazing! I love those smaller bins from Container Store!

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  25. Loving your blog! I just started my own blog with my fantastic crystal and shell bottle art. I'd love it if you could stop by, and if you like them, follow! :) Off to read more! xoxo, The Crystal Crate.

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  26. I don't have a baby yet, but I'm keeping that method of organizing the sippy cups and spoons in mind for the future! (I can see it being especially helpful for baby-sitters and daddies.)

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  27. love this post! the new year has given me the spring cleaning bug! i love the idea for a baby drawer...mine are all spread out!

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  28. A kitchen full of drawers is the most amazing layout, I think. I use drawers so much more than cabinets because I can pull a drawer out and see all the contents at once. These organizers from The Container Store are great... I wish I had TCS near me!

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