Kitchen Drawer Organization

I love a “great idea!” I am obsessed with tips and tricks that will make my life easier, more comfortable, less work, and happier! I never watch the Today Show.  But for some reason it was left on and I happen to catch their famous guest…Martha Stewart . 

She was giving a little advice on kitchen organization by sharing her 50 tips for improving your cooking space.  I did not catch the whole segment but one that jumped out at me and gave me that “DUH!” moment was the way she suggested you organize your kitchen towels.

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“You can’t have enough soft, absorbent white cloths,” Martha says. “They should be neatly folded and stacked for easy access.”

My rags were gross and needed an upgrade…IMG_0669 I love microfiber cloths.  They are great at cleaning up spills, dusting, polishing, wiping down counters, degreasing kitchen chairs and cabinets, and wiping grubby 4 and 1 year-old fingers and hands.

At Home Depot they have a 24 pack of Quickie microfiber cloths for $9.98!  That is like a quarter a cloth.  PHENOMENAL DEAL!

IMG_0667 The next step is to fold them and then roll them all up and place them in the drawer.  I could have never fit 24 cloths in this drawer unless I rolled them this way.  DUH!!!! Thanks Martha! Mad love to you!

I fit 24 microfiber cloths, two glass/window cleaner cloths and 4 bar mop rags in the drawer with a smidgen of space left over.  Brilliant! When I open the drawer it makes me smile…really big!IMG_0670One thing to keep in mind with microfiber cloths is not to use fabric softener in the washing machine when cleaning them.  Also hang them dry.  They keep their ability to trap in dirt if you do that.

So go rip apart “that drawer” and make it all neat and organized.  It takes an extra second to roll them up this way but it is way worth it!





Comments

  1. Christine says:

    What a great idea! I think i'm going to have to get some of those cloths!

  2. this is how we organize our tshirt drawer… so much easier to see what shirts are in there when they aren't stacked ontop of each other!

    my kitchen towels need a serious upgrade… dis-gust-ing!

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Oh, I definitely have "that" drawer. ;) Thanks for the cool tip!

  4. Love that tip. Now I need to do my drawer!

  5. I love it! I am going to do that RIGHT NOW!

    And I didn't know that about fabric softener and microfiber towels!

  6. I learned not to use fabric softener the hard way.
    Thank you, Sabrina, for your tip on my solar lanterns — good idea, I do want them to last. Thanks!

  7. Bonnie @ House of Grace says:

    LOVE it!!! It looks so organized!.I just organized my kitchen drawers too. Here is a link if you want to check it out!
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-i-organize-my-junk-drawers.html
    Wow! 2500 followers now, way to go!
    Bonnie :)

  8. Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    Well, duh! I just jumped up and did my towel rag drawer. Seriously. Took me 2 minutes and I am amazed at the room. Thank you!!

  9. RaCeNMoMmY says:

    Awesome! I do it & love it too! but I love those new cloths you got more. I'm gonna have to get me some of those. I started doing in my linen closet & pj drawer awhile ago. It's so nice to be able to see it all rather that have them stacked on top of another. It's also on my "to do list" to do it to the kids drawers. (gotta long list, HA!) Maybe they wouldn't mess up their drawers so much if they could actually see all that they have, lol.

  10. I think putting things with that folded side out makes a WORLD of difference! I stack sheets that way, towels, pants. Always with that round fold out. It saves so much space and makes things look clean, and stay clean. And when you pack them in there they all stand up so pretty. LOVE IT! Great Tip.

  11. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    I saw it on Martha too and beamed with pride! well, there's a reason why my kitchen towel drawer is neat and organized – I'm the only one who gets in there!

    And I'm a microfiber freak too. But I have to share another one with you – Supercloths for glass. Ah-may-zing! I think I got mine on QVC or HSN. Love 'em!

  12. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    I saw it on Martha too and beamed with pride! well, there's a reason why my kitchen towel drawer is neat and organized – I'm the only one who gets in there!

    And I'm a microfiber freak too. But I have to share another one with you – Supercloths for glass. Ah-may-zing! I think I got mine on QVC or HSN. Love 'em!

  13. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    I saw it on Martha too and beamed with pride! well, there's a reason why my kitchen towel drawer is neat and organized – I'm the only one who gets in there!

    And I'm a microfiber freak too. But I have to share another one with you – Supercloths for glass. Ah-may-zing! I think I got mine on QVC or HSN. Love 'em!

  14. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    I saw it on Martha too and beamed with pride! well, there's a reason why my kitchen towel drawer is neat and organized – I'm the only one who gets in there!

    And I'm a microfiber freak too. But I have to share another one with you – Supercloths for glass. Ah-may-zing! I think I got mine on QVC or HSN. Love 'em!

  15. I'm terribly in need of new linens for the kitchen, as well as some more useful organization. Thanks for the tip!

  16. I'm terribly in need of new linens for the kitchen, as well as some more useful organization. Thanks for the tip!

  17. Michelle Hoad says:

    I have a zillion blue kitchen towels that I keep folded in a cute basket on the counter. I go through about twelve a day because I get grossed out thinking about what might be on the used one and I grab a new one. I like Jessica's tshirt idea, though. my kids hate hanging up tshirts.

  18. Wow! I badly need to make my drawer as orderly as that. lol! I am always struggling to keep everything in order because I happen to have a five year old daughter whose as creative as me and she just loves clutter so much. Sigh!

  19. ahem…..grubby hands. Nice. :)

  20. Sorry, I wrote my website wrong.

    jenscontrolledchaos.blogspot.com

    try that one.

    I did this with my towels and then wash clothes and then T-shirts. I love it and it created so much more room and feels organized. I also blogged about it and linked to your post. Thanks again!

  21. Rolling is easy for my 5 year-old, so he’s in charge of the cloth napkins and bath towels when we do laundry. After reading this, I think maybe he should be in charge of all the washcloths and hand towels too! :D

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