Organizing a small kitchen can be difficult. Making sure you find the right places for the right items becomes a crafty challenge. We had this situation in our kitchen where the drawers on the side of the range (when fully open) are hard to get to. Basically, when you open the drawer, your backside will hit the fridge if you stand in front of the drawer. It is something we got used to over the years when using our corner spice drawer. So, when the drawer was open, the entire area would not be accessible by anyone else because of the tight quarters. I created a video and post about how I organized my spice drawer when we finished remodeling the kitchen. Check it out here for details on this spice drawer before I made the modifications today.
Today, I was going through my spice drawer to clean it up, and I figured I would make a change. Instead of being in front of the drawer to open it, I can pull it open and view it from the side where I can easily see it without hitting the fridge. It's an easy change, but I now have to modify the inside.
Here’s the before picture of the drawer. As you can see, it is very close to the corner and refrigerator. See how close it is to the other cabinet.
Tools Used for this Spice Drawer Organizer
The items I used in this DIY spice drawer organizer design are:
Spice Liner 1 box - good for a 13 inch drawer width - cut to the width of the drawer.
Pen or Pencil
Instructions on how to make this Spice Drawer Organizer in a tight space.
So, to do this, I used “Spice Liner - Build a spice drawer” and cut them down to the size of the width of the drawer.
Using a tape measure and pen, measure the width of the drawer. This measurement will be the length of the Spice Liners. Mark the measurements with the pen and cut them with the scissors. It cuts very easily with regular scissors.
Here’s what it looks like when they were cut and finished.
If you have extra partial space, trim one down and add it to that space. See how I filled in my gap below.
I cut the end off ¼ inch with the scissor.
Here's what it looks like when I placed the last cut liner into its place.
I put the spices in ABC order by spice name when possible. I labeled under each spice with the name of the spice or herb directly on the liner. By doing this, when someone removes or finishes the spice/herb, I will know exactly what was removed and I can, therefore, replace it later.
Here’s the finished drawer organizer. By placing them in this direction, we could add more spice and herb bottles than when we placed the spices facing the front of the drawer - Yay! We are so pleased with the way it came out.
I hope you get inspired by this post to make your very own small kitchen spice drawer organizer. Please share your comments and questions below. I would love to hear from you.