5 Minute Baking Drawer Organization {Using what you have!}

5 Minute Organizer: Organized Kitchen Baking Drawers

In January I shared my home goals for the year, which basically were to go room by room, space by space and address the function and organization of each area of my home. That meant possibly adding new furniture or built ins but also addressing the smaller details like adding hooks and the organization of drawers and other spaces of the home.

It was a lofty goal to consider the function of the entire house, but I’ve found that by shooting high I am much more likely to make noticeable progress! :) I may not get to every space I dreamed about, but at least I will be further along than I was when I started the year.

After living here for five years now (woot! I’ve crossed over into a personal record for living in one house without plans to move!!) I finally feel like I am able to focus on the finer details of my home’s function. I know how we live in this house. I know where the messes and clutter happens. I know why. And because I am well aware of what doesn’t work, I can work on finding solutions that change how we live in our home.

Kitchen Decor and Display on Open Shelves

And as I have paid more attention to improving the function, I’m also enjoying that it is translating into a more lovely, serene and “put together” feeling in every room! I’m quite pleased with how the house is coming together this year in so many ways.

Even though I know I’ve been working on it for five years so it really isn’t an overnight process, this phase is super fun for me because changes are much more visible and come together more quickly than they did earlier on.

You’ve seen in some rooms this year that I am adding functional furniture to transform a few rooms (particularly in the gathering room and the family room). It’s been amazing to me how a new cabinet changes so much about how a room feels! I’ll share more about the progress in another post.

But today I just wanted to share a simple five minute makeover that made me so happy!

kitchen drawer before

For years my kitchen drawers just looked like that photo, above. That was taken before I remodeled the kitchen, but it has pretty much been like that every since. Not terrible at all, it was just very casually organized. Which is fine, of course, but I just took it one step further.

It occurred to me this week that with just a little rearranging, I could organize our baking drawer to be a little more lovely by just using what we had around the house.

Take 5 minutes and organize your drawer using what you already have!

I didn’t have to go out and buy anything, make anything new, or set up any elaborate organizational system! I just had to think creatively.

An old unused basket corralled some random accessories in the drawer. My cute measuring cups could hold muffin papers. And a three section serving dish we only use on occasion would be a perfectly charming sorter for measuring spoons. That’s it. Easy as PIE.

Now I smile every time I open my baking drawer.

It just took a few minutes to add a little more beauty to a drawer we use on a regular basis, simply by using what we had in a creative new way! Quick little projects like this keep me inspired and motivated!

Isn’t it fun to organize and beautify one drawer and enjoy almost instant satisfaction?

Here’s a quick challenge for you! Find one drawer to work on this week and make it prettier than it was!

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Let’s Get Organized {Happy Drawers}

She Sent Me WHAT?

The Inspired Room - Antique cabinet bedroom display
Recently a few blogging friends were asked to do something a little crazy and different. What if we went to our local Goodwill or a thrift shop and picked up something random of our choice to send to the next blogger on our list? And in turn, we would receive something in the mail? It sounded fun, but it was risky! What if my person sent me something I couldn’t figure out what to do with? Eeek. Nobody’s got time for that. Well, fortunately, my sender had mercy on me and found something that just needed a little TLC. PHEW! Crisis averted.

So what was it?

It was this little lady, rescued from who knows where by Laura of Finding Home.

She sent me WHAT - blogger party
She was a little tired from life’s ups and downs. She lost her sparkle somewhere along the way. But after mulling around various ways to turn this lady’s life around or give her an entirely new look or color, I decided she really didn’t need to be something she wasn’t! She just wanted someone to care about her.

After a little cleaning up, putting on a new shiny white coat and the hope and excitement that comes with a new sense of purpose in life, she is looking like a brand new lady!

Bedroom cabinet display The Inspired Room

She has a new home and is living the high life, wearing some baubles and bringing her graceful femininity to the top of an antique cabinet that my husband uses to store books in our bedroom.

Creative way to organize and display jewerly

Isn’t she lovely? Her sparkle is back.

The Inspired Room - Bedroom

Now, you  might be wondering, what did I send to my friend next on “she sent me WHAT?” list?

Did I go easy on her or was she faced with a creative challenge? 

Go see (I can’t wait to see it myself!) … it’s time to visit Ashley of The Handmade Home to see what she did with the random thing I sent her!

Enjoy the party and be sure to follow the links on each post to see what they all got in the mail and what they did with their treasures!

She sent me WHAT? blogger party

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