This project wasn't on my original to-do list, but when it took me five minutes just to find the paddle attachment to the mixer, I knew I needed to get the cooking utensil drawer organized.
I don't know how much time I have wasted pushing things around in this drawer and thinking with frustration, "I know it's in here....where is it?!?"
That's probably because it looked like this:
I have tried to organize this drawer many times, but within a few days it was always back to its old self. I have even considered storing the cooking utensils on the counter, but I didn't want to clutter up the counter space.
After searching Pinterest and the internet, I found that the answer to this organizing problem is a drawer divider. And since I didn't want to spend $20 to organize just one drawer, I also decided that I could make one!
How to make your own plexiglass drawer organizer:
First, I removed the drawer from the cabinet and took everything out of the drawer. The items that I decided to keep I put back into the drawer, laying them out the way I wanted to keep them organized.
Then I measured the height and lengths of plexiglass that I would need.
You can purchase plexiglass at most hardware stores and many will even cut it for you.
I put the plexiglass pieces in the drawer and used a pen to mark a line where I needed to glue them together.
Following the lines I made, I used the glue gun to glue the plexiglass together. To secure the plexiglass well, I glued both sides of each piece.
The result: An organized drawer where I can quickly and easily find everything that I need!