i’m so excited it’s almost monday! why? because monday officially begins my week-long series about tackling the little things on my to-do list. i’m also really excited to kick-off the week by sharing an awesome giveaway with you!
a sweet blog reader, Laura, contacted me a few weeks ago (during the car organization week series) to share many kind comments with me about the blog. we commiserated about sometimes feeling like we live out of our cars. she mentioned when her 3 children were younger, she could have clothed and fed a family of 5 for months – just from the items found in her car.
i can relate!
she went on to tell me that she and her husband created a great organization tool that she wanted to share with me and my readers. as soon as i clicked through the link to their website, i knew i not only wanted to try their product – but that all of you would love this too!
crumbs away is the kitchen drawer organizer that sends crumbs packing without moving a single utensil! when you see crumbs beginning to collect in the tray, simply lift the upper utensil organizer and wipe the crumb collecting basin clean!
seriously, how genius is this?? love that!
the tray is not only smart – but it’s huge. it measures 13″ x 16″ x 2.25″.
here are a few key benefits of the crumbs away tray – among many others!…
*the crumbs away tray is easier to clean than a standard drawer organizer. all you have to do is lift the upper organizer tray with all of your utensils or other items still in it and then simply wipe out the crumbs basin below. no more removing all of your items from each compartment, cleaning each compartment, putting everything back in each compartment only to have the whole messy process start over again.
*the crumbs away tray keeps crumbs, gunk and their germs away from the things you are trying to keep clean and organized – like utensils, other kitchen items, bathroom toiletries, make-up, tools, crafts, etc.
*no more putting newly cleaned utensils or other items back in a dirty organizer.
and it’s not just an organizer for the kitchen or utensils. their website gives you several other smart ideas. in the bathroom…
in the garage…
even for kid’s art & craft items…
when i saw the art & craft tray idea, i knew exactly where my tray would come in handy. yes, Laura sent me a tray to try and i love it! in our kitchen we have a small desk nook…
i keep our collection of crayons, coloring books and other craft supplies in the upper right cabinet…
but there is a small drawer in this nook that was lacking attention. it’s the drawer directly in front of the chair…
inside i had a small tray organizer that held our 7 year old’s silly band supply, some paper clips (he likes to create things out of paper clips), and some random missing game and toy pieces. i knew the tray would work well in this drawer – and it did. a perfect fit!…
and i knew exactly what needed to go inside the tray/drawer! i created an “escape drawer” for our 7 year old. he can sometimes get annoyed with his younger brother and sister. so, when things heat up in this house, i try to have a distraction activity at the ready for him.
he has a small collection of bendaroo’s that were gathered in a basket…
along with the bendaroo templates…
occasionally, we grab the basket or some other activity and give him a quiet spot to sit – far away from his “annoying” siblings. now, we can send him to our office nook to have quiet time.
don’t the bendaroo’s look awesome, and colorful, inside this great drawer organizer…
here is how i organized the drawer for him…bendaroo’s and silly bands…
his chuck e cheese plastic token pouches and glow sticks…
his collection of chuck e cheese tickets and the bendaroo templates…
and in the small organizer we have more bendaroo templates, his headphones, paper coin rolls (these keep his hands busy – he is very creative!), and we still have a spot of those missing game and toy pieces…
it was so fun sharing his new little escape drawer with him this weekend. and i can change it up occasionally with new small activities to entertain him.
this giveaway is the perfect item to share this week because it contains and organizes the little things – including crumbs!
so, are you ready to sign up for the giveaway?! here’s the simple details…
*in order to enter, just follow the rafflecopter instructions by logging in with your Facebook account or with your e-mail address.
*mandatory step – follow simply organized via GFC.
*for 1 additional entry you can like simply organized on Facebook.
*for 1 additional entry you can leave a comment telling me how you would use your crumbs away utensil organizer!
*the giveaway will be open all week! enter anytime between today, sunday, june 3 and friday, june 8. the giveaway ends at 12:01am on saturday, june 9.
*the giveaway winner will be announced on the morning of saturday, june 9.
*the winner will have 1 tray shipped directly to you from crumbs away! thank you, Laura! 🙂
This is such an eat product!!! I would use these for kitchen utensils & my make-up drawer!!
I'm going to spread the word on this great giveaway!!
i know – this product is great! so glad you like it and good luck!
That organizer is really nice I can already see all of the uses I can have for it.
I really like the idea of organizing my bathroom, hair stuff and makeup, and my little girl's things with this!!
I've been seeing this in blogland lately and I just really want one! 🙂
great ideas! good luck!!
I would definitely use this to organize my "junk drawer" in the kitchen.
a junk drawer is a great idea!
I would use this for my kitchen utensils!
good luck! 🙂
I Would love this in my kitchen. I am always emptying out the untensil tray to try and clean all the little bits out… what a simple life saver this would be!
sounds great! good luck 🙂
This is such a great idea! I need this for my utensil tray.
good luck! 🙂
So so so clever. I would use it in my utensil drawer. I actually looked at that last night and the mess it is and how I need to pull it out out and straighten it up…. this would help 🙂
haha! i know!
I really need it for my flatware. What I have it VERY OLD & broken
Oh I love your organizor trays – I could see me really working to get my kitchen organized with these. My junk drawer would probably be my first challenge. Love your blog.
thank you so much for the sweet comment! good luck!
My junk drawer is screaming for something like this!
that sounds great! good luck!!
When I first saw this I thought that would go great in my junk drawer. But then after sliding down and seeing a few of the pictures offered for examples I fell completely in love with the idea of using it for my makeup. I put my makeup on in the bathroom and eventhough we have separate sinks my makeup and applicators always seem to gravitate to my husband's side. He is always complaining about it. I think this might be a great solution for my makeup storage problem. Thanks for the opportunity.
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haha! technology! no worried about that, erica!
thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! good luck on the giveaway – love your idea!!!
Would replace my old, ugly, cracked silverware tray.