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Mar 24

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Measuring Cup Organization


Finding the right measuring cups and spoons in “the drawer” has become the bane of my existence, so I decided to do something about it and come up with some great measuring cup organization.  This idea is ALL OVER Pinterest and it was pretty easy to recreate.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The Surprise Find

The one thing… I didn’t want to have to free-hand or stencil all of the measurements, and especially the conversion chart.  So guess where I found these vinyl decals?  Give up?

Daily Boutique Deals
JANE!  Remember the adorable suede elbow patch sweater I got from Jane?  They sell accessories too and I found this great deal on vinyl decals in the daily deal email from Jane.  I heart Jane!

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The decals took a second to figure out how to work, but once I did, I was rocking.  I used one of those… ugh… what do you call them… flat plastic thingies for smoothing out icing on a cake… to make the decals stick and it worked like a charm.  I used both cabinet doors in the kitchen island to hold the conversion charts and measuring cups and spoons.  Easy to find and easy to reach.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The DIY

I took 2 paint sticks, and spray painted them blue to match the decals.  Next, I used 2 strips of Scotch double-sided mounting tape on each stick, and attached small cup holder hooks.

 

scotch mounting tape

 

The reason I doubled up on the tape was so the screw backs of the hooks didn’t go through the door, and the second layer of mounting tape gave it just enough depth.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I think visually, it would have been better to have the smaller measuring spoons at the top and the measuring cups on the bottom, but I use the measuring cups more, and function trumped design this time around.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Ahhhh… isn’t this the most beautiful thing to see…. organized and lined up and easy to find.  Life is good, eh?

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Connect and Share

What about you?  How do you organize your measuring cups and spoons or not?

 

Love, hugs, and reaching in the right direction.

 

Holly

 

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  1. Susan@Organized31

    Ah, Holly, you know I lo-ove your organization! I’ll have to run to Jane! and look at their stuff now.. I’m pinning your organization now.

    1. Holly

      Hi Susan – My kitchen is so much happier now! You are my twin sister in all things organized! Hugs, Holly

  2. Cindy Eikenberg

    Holly, this is a fabulous idea!!! Mine are so totally NOT organized and I just love this – pinning! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a fabulous Monday!

    1. Holly

      Hi Cindy – Thanks so much! It started slow but was very easy to do. Hugs, Holly

  3. Beckie

    Wow I had no idea Jane sold my original idea.

    http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/measurement-conversion-chart/

    You are right in saying it is all over Pinterest. My two posts have been pinned over 200K times. Would you be willing to use my link in your post as the original creator of this idea? I would be super grateful. Thanks for your consideration.

    Beckie

    1. Holly

      Hi Beckie – Wow, congratulations on all of those pins! When I did a search on Pinterest for “Measuring Cup Organization” I found a ton of identical ideas, but I was not familiar that you did this project too. I love your Roadkill Rescue blog and I know you are very creative! In case you weren’t aware, quite a few vendors on Etsy sell these charts too, so you may want to contact them as well for “stealing” your idea. Hugs, Holly

  4. Corinne

    I love, love, love the vinyl decals!! What a smart idea to post them inside the spice cabinet or pantry door.

    1. Holly

      Hi Corinne – I am not talented enough to hand-paint them so I was happy to purchase them! Having never worked with vinyl before, it was tricky at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Hugs, Holly

  5. Carol

    Such a great idea, Holly!

    1. Holly

      Hi Carol – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  6. Meghan

    Decals can be tricky, I agree. If I had cabinets near my counter space, this would be perfect. Instead I have a very organized drawer.

    1. Holly

      Hi Meghan – Organization is key, regardless of the system. Hugs, Holly

  7. selene Galindo

    Great idea!!!

    1. Holly

      Hi Selene – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  8. Betsy @ BPhotoArt

    Neat idea for organization :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Betsy – Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs, Holly

  9. Nancherrow

    Such a fantastic idea! And so simple. Why do I never come up with these sorts of brilliant ideas? Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    1. Holly

      Hi Alison – Thanks so much and I hear you… I’m all about finding great ideas on Pinterst! Hugs, Holly

  10. Sue

    I have to relate that the measuring spoons and cups not being put back where they belong drives me batty too. Fab organizational idea you did here that impresses by looks and how you did it especially not creating a hole in the cabinet. I have to pin and share.

    1. Holly

      Hi Sue – It took a minute to figure out how I wanted to do it, but the mounting tape works well. Hugs, Holly

  11. Cynthia L

    I have all of my cups and spoons in a drawer and it makes me crazy! I keep loosing my measuring spoons! I am not sure how, but I do. Having something like this would ensure that everything makes it to its proper place. Plus it looks great too!

    1. Holly

      Hi Cynthia – Those measuring spoons are so easy to loose! And when I put this together, somehow I ended up with 2 identical 1/2 cup measuring cups. Go figure. Hugs, Holly

  12. ARod

    wow love the look of it all organized what a smart idea thanks so much for sharing

    1. Holly

      Hi ARod – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  13. Vegan Mother Hubbard

    My measuring cups (all 3 sets) are stacked in a cupboard, where I also keep a drinking glass with the 4 sets of measuring spoons I have. Yes. I have a problem with acquiring measuring tools. I also have a problem with functional organization for them. I cook and bake almost everyday, and every time I reach into that cupboard, I get frustrated. I think I need to put your idea to work.

    1. Holly

      Hi Vegan Mother Hubbard who had so many measuring cups in the cupboard! :-) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I bet you could make each set a different color and display your collection absolutely beautifully. Hugs, Holly

  14. Rachel G

    Wow! That turned out awesome!! I still just throw my measuring cups and spoons in the drawer. My reasoning is that we’re moving soon. :P

    1. Holly

      Hi Rachel – Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the move! Hugs, Holly

  15. Brenda Jenkins

    I love this!! I have been organizing and this is an awesome idea.

    1. Holly

      Hi Brenda – Thanks so much – I heart organizing too! Hugs, Holly

  16. Marie

    Love this idea! Right now mine are in an open tote in my pantry, but I’ve been considering hanging them to make them easier to find. Thanks for the nudge. Stopping by from Making Your Home Sing Monday.

    1. Holly

      Hi Marie – Nudge… nudge… :-) Hugs, Holly

  17. Kathy

    Hmm, this looks great…I may have to see if I could do this! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    1. Holly

      Hi Kathy – It’s pretty easy, trust me! Hugs, Holly

  18. Kristina and Millie

    That is an awesome idea! I have the hardest time keeping up with measuring tools, we will so have to try this out. The trick is getting everyone to put them back when they are done! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    1. Holly

      Hi K&M – Yep and yep! Hugs, Holly

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