The 5 Best Silverware Organizers Perfect For Keeping Your Kitchen Tidy

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Nothing throws off the flow of a perfectly organized kitchen like a messy silverware drawer. According to a study by mDesign and OnePoll, 63% of respondents admitted they want to improve the tidiness and organization in their homes, via SWNS Digital. A crowded drawer of knives, forks, and spoons is a great place to start this project, and a silverware organizer is one of the most straightforward switches you can make to keep all of your items in their place.

Most silverware organizers are pretty basic, with a few small sections designed to fit each type of cutlery and prevent them from mixing to create a confusing jumble of metal. Investing in one can help make mealtimes and the chore of unloading the dishwasher a little easier and give your kitchen an added functionality boost. We gathered some of our favorite organizers to fit any drawer to simplify your organizational upgrade.

1. Seseno Expandable Cutlery Drawer Organizer

If you've been blessed with large kitchen drawers, this Expandable Cutlery Drawer Organizer from Seseno might be for you. It features five sections for the typical dining set — knives, dinner forks, salad forks, soup spoons, and tablespoons — as well as a top section and two expandable sides for any other utensils that might need a home. The selling point is its expandability. Drawers come in a variety of sizes, so this organizer can adjust from 13 inches to almost 24 inches to fit into your space and help you get the most out of your drawer.

Another upside is this organizer's material. It's made of sturdy plastic, so it's easy to keep clean, and it's lined with a rubberized material to keep your utensils from clattering around when you open and close the drawer. At $22, it's a reasonably low-priced upgrade to help improve your kitchen organization and make the best use of the space in your drawers.

2. OXO Expandable Utensil Organizer

OXO has been a popular name in kitchenware and organization for years, and this OXO Good Grips Expandable Utensil Organizer is an excellent example of why. It's made of easy-to-clean plastic, available in two sizes (9.75 inches and 15.5 inches), and can expand to fit any leftover space in the kitchen drawer. These are all helpful features, but they're standard for most organizers, and what makes this one unique is the rubber sections within the molded plastic.

If you're looking to keep your drawer tidy, these little rubber bits help keep your silverware perfectly stacked. Most organizers allow the cutlery to roll around within the section, but OXO's rubber prongs grip onto the handle of the silverware and keep it perfectly in place. This product comes at just under $17 for the small option or around $39 for the large one. A little pricier than some of the other options but a worthy investment if you're looking for a perfect stack.

3. Joseph Joseph Compact Organizer

Not a lot of storage space? That's not an issue for this simple, low-budget DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer from Joseph Joseph. This kitchen basic is only about 4 ½ inches wide, making it perfect for a skinny side drawer or a multi-use drawer that also holds other utensils. It has five sections and a unique design that sets the cutlery on a slant to save space both in length and width. At only $11, this organizer is by far the most budget-friendly option on the list.

An essential factor to consider, however, is the depth of your drawer. Because of the design of this organizer, silverware can easily catch if it's too close to the counter. The organizer itself is only about 2.25 inches tall, but the overhang on your silverware may add an extra inch on top of that. If your drawers are both shallow and narrow, make sure to measure them before buying.

4. Utoplike Bamboo Organizer

Plastic is an everyday favorite for silverware organizers because it's cheap to produce and easy to clean, but if you're not a fan of the look, there are other options available. This Bamboo Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer from Utoplike is a more natural take on the classic design, featuring three main sections and two expandable sides to fit your drawer. It stretches from 13 inches to just over 21 inches to provide extra space for knives or other serving utensils you may need to keep stowed away while not in use.

Bamboo is a durable material and certainly more fashionable than other plastic options, but it's important to keep it away from water to prevent warping or further damage. A quick, occasional wipe-down should be used to keep it clean instead of throwing it in the sink with your other dishes. This organizer is a little more expensive at $30, but with proper care, it can be both a long-lasting and stylish way to keep your kitchen tidy.

5. OXO Stainless Steel Utensil Holder

Putting away your silverware can seem impossible if you have limited or no drawer space. Larger utensil holders like Good Grips Stainless Steel Rotating Utensil Holder from OXO are most commonly used for spatulas and other cooking utensils by the stove. Still, they can provide an alternative option for silverware storage if you're limited in your setup. Keep it in a cabinet to stow it away, or leave it on the counter as a display — it's an excellent way to keep everything you need in one easily accessible spot. For $22, this organizer features an easy-to-clean and durable stainless steel finish and a rotating base to give you easy access to whatever utensil you need.

Organizers are an inexpensive and easy way to streamline your setup if you want to improve your kitchen's organization and minimize clutter. Free yourself from the unnecessary digging through the silverware drawer — it'll make your life a lot easier.