While I'm not a huge coffee drinker, I do like my morning cup of coffee. But I'm good with one cup (assuming I'm not suffering from insomnia, then all bets are off), which is why the Keurig is such a perfect little invention for someone like me. However, organizing the K-Cups has been a bit more of a challenge.
I tried a basket - cluttered.
A cute little bucket was a small improvement.
The storage products that are offered never really rocked my world either, since they still take up counter space.
I have always wanted to get these things off my counter and into a drawer. I've had this little project in my head for awhile, and I finally got down to business to get it done.
Awhile back, I saw a K-cup organizer on Etsy, that was made by a woodworker, and fit into your drawer. It was a brilliant idea, but I never laid out the $30 or so for it. Now, I don't need to. I pulled this one off for the low, low price of $3.00. Not even $3.00, actually.
I only had to buy ONE supply for this project - dowel rods (these are 3/8" in size).
Then, I cut them to size, to fit my drawer.
You're better off cutting them on the long side, and then sanding them down to fit (as demonstrated by my lovely 8 year-old assistant).
If you accidentally cut them short (not that I know anything about this), you could use a rubber stopper to fill the gap. I used a rubber end from some spare tension rods I had on hand. You could also use a door stop, I suspect. But it's all good, no one will see it. I didn't glue my dowel rods either - they fit in pretty flush, but you could glue them with wood glue if you wanted.
Then you can space them out by placing your K-cups in between the dowels.
These lovely rows of coffee pods make me so happy.
Now, they're all tucked away in a drawer - no more unsightly K-Cups on my counter!
How do you store your K-Cups?