Cheap + Easy K-Cup Organization


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?

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    October 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    This is brilliant!!!

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    that is such a smart idea!!!!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    October 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Jenny that is SUCH a great idea……I love it!! Some of my friends use their Keurig daily and can't stand the K-cup storage options, I can't wait to show this to them! Thanks for the smart idea.

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    October 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Jenny — I had my K-cups in a drawer, but I love kitchen gadgets so much and needed that extra drawer. I felt bad dedicating a drawer to my K-cups, so I took them out and put them in a glass jar canister (like for flour) and it sits on the counter next to the Keurig. I still like the drawer idea, but I have to say this is so funny, because I look to all of you bloggers for ideas and then re-do my things so I'm "up" with things. Your drawer does look very nice though!

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    February 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    This is perfect! We are remodeling our kitchen and I want to store these in a drawer–voila! The perfect solution and cheap too!

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