A Messy Spice Drawer Gets a New Life as a Snack Drawer
Emily from Emily A Clark cleans out and organizes an old kitchen spice drawer to transform into a new snack drawer. And a lower kitchen cabinet door gets the added use as a new spice rack.
After spending lots of time in the kitchen over the holidays, Emily realized it would be much more enjoyable with a little reorganization. The first plan of attack was on the spice drawer; it was the worst. Then, and the snacks in the pantry. Next stop, The Home Depot.
Emily went to The Home Depot in search of some ideas to make her kitchen more functional and user-friendly (for her and the kids). She also found some drawer organization solutions with the toolboxes. The stackable, plastic bins (on the bottom shelf) are affordable, durable and come in several different sizes.
She also picked up some cleaning supplies while she was there because even small organization projects can get messy.
First, she started by cleaning out the spice drawer and found all kinds of grime at the bottom. She used some spray cleaner and Bounty®
Select-a-Size® to clean up the mess in a hurry.
Instead of dumping all of the spices back into a drawer, she installed two of the ClosetMaid storage racks on one of the doors under the stove. The 12-inch racks were just the right size to fit this narrow spot.
The racks still left plenty of room for her to store her crock-pot, blender, etc., under the island. And, having all spices and baking sprays right under the stove where she can see them was way more efficient than she even anticipated.
Now with the spices in a new home, it was time to turn that clean drawer into an accessible snack drawer for the whole family. Emily bought plastic storage bins for snack storage. A set of the medium-size bins grouped together were almost the perfect size to fill the drawer.
Now, there is an easy-to-access snack drawer for the kids, which means no more climbing the stool to rummage through the pantry. Emily also hopes that this will encourage them to pack their school lunches and snacks in the mornings (keep hoping Emily).
To see this bright idea in its entirety, check out Emily's blog at Emily A Clark.