Getting yourself organized helps everything run a bit more efficiently in your home. However, it’s easy to drop a lot of money on organization supplies. Thinking outside the box can help you take everyday items and use them in creative ways. In fact, using a cutlery tray to get organized is a great way to bring organization to almost every room of your home without spending a lot of money on specialty supplies.
Organize Your Life with Silverware Trays
There are several ways to get organized using silverware trays. A great place to start is your vanity area or your bathroom drawers. “Use a utensil tray in your bathroom drawer to keep small items like tweezers, nail clippers, and makeup brushes organized,” recommends Real Simple. Using a cutlery tray, you could store hair ties, bobby pins, brushes and combs, and anything else you use when you’re getting ready.
Cutlery trays are also great to use in a sewing or a craft room. Use the silverware tray compartments to separate needles, thread, scissors, and other supplies. You can make your project portable by using the silverware tray to store everything you need for a particular project.
Silverware trays make great office supply organizers. Use the compartments to separate pens, pencils, markers and scissors. When opening your desk drawer you can easily see what you have without searching through a pile of clutter.
You can also use a silverware tray as a catchall when you’re coming in and out of your home. “For keys, glasses, and other small items you might need to grab on your way out the door, top an entryway bookcase with a wicker cutlery tray,” recommend the writers at BHG.com. “To keep the catchall organized, label the compartments. Attach tags with florist’s wire.”
Get the Most Out of Your Space
Cutlery trays have different features that will allow you to get the most out of your space. To get the most out of your drawers, look for cutlery trays that are expandable. This means you can make them wider and/or longer so they fit perfectly inside your drawer. Using an expandable silverware tray means the space on the sides of your tray won’t go to waste.
If you have a tall drawer, you might want to consider stackable cutlery trays. Put items used less frequently on the bottom and the items you use most on the top. Stacking cutlery trays means you can take full advantage of drawers, no matter what their size is. You can also use stackable cutlery trays in your self-storage unit. It’s a great idea for items you need to easily access, but the stackable trays also mean you can take advantage of vertical storage and use your shelf space more efficiently.
Easy Clean-Up for Silverware Trays
Cleaning plastic cutlery trays is easy. Simply empty your items out of the tray, then put the tray in the dishwasher or hand wash it as you would other plastic ware.
If you have a wooden cutlery tray, you can’t put it in the dishwasher. However, you can make it easier to wipe down. “To protect the wood tray from toothpaste and water, I cut out a piece of drawer liner and placed it in the section for the toothbrush and toothpaste,” writes Anna Moseley. “This makes it easy to wipe the toothpaste off and it keeps the bamboo looking new.”
When it comes to getting organized, cutlery trays offer a solution to numerous organizational dilemmas. From your bathroom to your entryway and even your self-storage unit, silverware trays are the perfect solution to organize your clutter and help everything run more efficiently.