Lindzi is doing a great revamp of her 60’s kitchen. She asked to see how I organize my kitchen utensils so I guess she’s at that stage now where she’s figuring out what goes where.
In my kitchen I try to keep only the utensils Martin and I use frequently. There’s just not room for more.We have seven smallish drawers and one flower pot full. In the flower pot above we keep larger spatulas, whisks and other items which either get stuck or lost in the drawers.
This is the cutlery drawer. It’s the top drawer of two under the sink for easy access and it’s also where we keep scissors, potato peelers etc. In the photo it’s very obvious to me that I need to repaint the wood…
Here’s the knife drawer. My mom and dad used to have a similar set up for knives in their house and I copied that idea as it keeps the knives from knocking against each other. It’s basically a strip of wood with notches in it screwed to the bottom of the drawer from underneath.
This is the miscellaneous drawer. It’s the top one on the other side. In it we keep cling film, aluminium foil (both in Muji holders), freezer bags, clips, elastic bands, skeleton magnets and cup cake cups among other things. The dividers are from a local DIY store, Clas Ohlson.
This is my famous candle drawer :). I posted a photo of it on Flickr in December and it was blogged world wide. I got lots of comments by people applauding that I was so well prepared in case of a power outage. Besides of candles there’s also a lighter, match boxes and a candle sharpener.
Third drawer. Filled with all whisk attachments, ice cream scoops, measuring spoons, chop sticks and various other utensils.
Bendy straws, zip loc- and sandwich bags, wire egg cups and trivets share one drawer.
The bottom drawer is deeper than the rest. It’s the one I like the least. It keeps getting messy and tangled. Measuring cups, grater, metal trivet, thermo mug, egg slicer, wooden rolling pin…
On the inside of one of the lower doors I keep some wire racks and I’ve screwed a hook inside the top where a large metal rolling pin hangs from.
We have a pantry downstairs in the basement. We keep bulk packs of food there but also some of the less frequently used kitchen utensils. Actually I’ll write a separate post of that whole space some day.
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