Summer is almost here and I have yet to finish my Spring Cleaning. UGH! We have had several things happen that have put us behind on many projects. Being behind o spring cleaning is one I am not happy about.
One of the biggest things that is important to me when I spring clean is to organize or re-organize out stuff so things can go smoothly! It's a time saver, makes things a lot neater, and everyone in the family can find things on their own when it is all organized!
One of my biggest pet peeves are drawers. Seems like no matter how hard you try, getting some drawers organized just does not work. The trays to put in the drawers aren't the right size, either to small or too big. But having a drawer, especially in the kitchen that is organized makes getting things done a lot smoother.
Silverware is one of the biggest culprits in my book for getting disorganized. Many organizers don't take into consideration all the extra serving pieces you have or specialist knives you may have. How do you keep those where you need them when you need them when they don't fit in your knife block?
Fulmargp has a really neat Expandable Bamboo Storage Tray that really does make keeping your cutlery easier. The first thing you notice about the tray is that it has 6 compartments and a knife block. This makes it easy to keep almost all of you cutlery in their own slots. There is room for dinner forks, salad forks, soup spoons, teaspoons, table knives and serving spoons. The knife block is great for keeping some of those odd knives you may not keep in your counter top knife block in place. If you don't have a lot of knives, it's perfect for using to keep all of them in place and off the counter.
One side expanded. Both sides expanded.
But the tray, by how it is named obviously, expands and gives you two more long compartments. This is fantastic! you can use it for any number of larger pieces of cutlery or for general cooking items. I think it would be a great place to keep a meat thermometer or reusable straws, even iced tea spoons, anything that has longer handles you may need for serving food. The options are endless.
The tray would also be great for organizing craft supplies. Each of the compartments could hold a number of crafty items. The knife block would be great for holding stainless steel rulers or templates in place and to be found easily. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination!
I think this is a great idea for getting things organized in your home. I do need to tell you though that the tray is not as heavy duty as some I have tried before, although it is sturdy. The first one I had arrived damaged and unusable. Fulmargp was awesome about replacing the damaged tray and got a new one to me very quickly. They offer excellent service!
The second one I got was slightly damaged too but still fine for using. There are small spacers and stops on the bottom that keep the two expandable parts from coming off. Those little pieces came unglued. The tray itself though is still fine and we are using it. It's attractive and looks great in the drawer!
You can purchase your own Fulmargp Expandable Bamboo Storage Tray HERE!
We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.
What are some of you favorite ways to organize? Tell me in the comments.