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A heated debate led to the right order to organize your kitchen drawers

A dad of three has sparked the debate about the ‘right’ way to organize your kitchen drawers after sharing a tagged photo of his layout online.

Jordan Watson, New Zealand maker of the ‘How daddyFacebook account, shared a photo of his drawers on Sunday saying that if his followers’ drawers weren’t ordered the same way they should ‘organize their lives’.

The father first had the cutlery tray, followed by the kitchen utensils, tea towels and various products at the bottom.

“A few people argue that tea towels should be in the bottom drawer,” he said in a separate post. “I’m going to let you in on a DadHack here. Babies moan at your feet as you try to cook three meats and vegetables for dinner.

“Unless you have the bottom (accessible to babies) wonderland of the randomness drawer open to entertain yourself. Clearly remove the pointy things from the big random junk drawer first. ‘

Jordan Watson, the New Zealand-based mastermind behind the 'How to Dad' Facebook account, shared a photo of his cabinets on Sunday

Jordan Watson, the New Zealand-based mastermind behind the ‘How to Dad’ Facebook account, shared a photo of his cabinets on Sunday

Other people showed their kitchen drawers and how they differed

Other people showed their kitchen drawers and how they differed

“A few people argue that tea towels should be in the bottom drawer,” he said in a separate post. “I’m going to let you in on a DadHack here. Babies moan at your feet as you try to cook three meats and vegetables for dinner

Many agreed with the arrangement, saying it was “spooky” how everyone seems to have arranged their drawers this way.

But others said they also had drawers meant for plastic trash bags, baking paper, and cling film.

“We have one cutlery drawer and then three large random knife drawers. And don’t get my husband started on the plastic nightmare closet, ”said one woman.

It comes just a week after Mister Watson declared that knives should be placed on the left, forks in the center and spoons to the right of the cutlery tray

It comes just a week after Mister Watson declared that knives should be placed on the left, forks in the center and spoons to the right of the cutlery tray

It comes just a week after Mister Watson declared that knives should be placed on the left, forks in the center and spoons to the right of the cutlery tray

Others said they also had drawers intended for plastic trash bags, baking paper, and cling film

Others said they also had drawers intended for plastic trash bags, baking paper, and cling film

Others said they also had drawers intended for plastic trash bags, baking paper, and cling film

Poll

Do you agree with this kitchen drawer layout?

‘We go cutlery, baking paper / foil / random pieces, cutlery and tea towels. Almost everyone gets the cutlery not at the top, but that way our two-year-old can help set the table without help, ”said another.

A third added: ‘Tea towels live in the linen closet! Third drawer is for rolls of foil / aluminum foil / baking paper.

It comes just a week after Mister Watson declared that knives should be placed on the left, forks in the center and spoons to the right of the cutlery tray.

More than 9,000 people weighed in the photo, the vast majority of whom disagreed with the layout depicted.

Homeowners have debated how to arrange cutlery drawers after this photo was shared to a New Zealand parent group on Facebook

Homeowners have debated how to arrange cutlery drawers after this photo was shared to a New Zealand parent group on Facebook

Homeowners have debated how to arrange cutlery drawers after this photo was shared to a New Zealand parent group on Facebook

Most of the listed drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, as shown here (stock image)

Most of the listed drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, as shown here (stock image)

Most of the listed drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, as shown here (stock image)

They saw storing knives on the left as confusing and counterintuitive because you always eat with a knife in your right hand.

Most of these drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, with a small section for teaspoons running horizontally across the bottom of the drawer .

“Why put the knives in the left drawer when you hold your knife with your RIGHT hand at the table?” said a Dunedin mother on New Zealand’s South Island.

Poll

How do you arrange your cutlery drawer?

  • Forks, knives, spoons 400 votes
  • Knives, forks, spoons 832 votes
  • Spoons, forks, knives 512 votes
  • Forks, spoons, knives 164 votes

“Put the knife and fork in the drawer as you would put them on the table … then the spoons will move aside. Frankly, I despair for humanity. I had no idea so many people misunderstood this simple concept! ‘

An Israeli woman agreed, saying that there should always be drawers with forks on the left, knives in the center and dessert and soup spoons on the right.

But not everyone accepted the standard table pattern.

“This is all wrong, it messes with my head. They are forks, spoons and then knives, “said one man.

A Queensland father replied that only “psychopaths” stack spoons in the center of the container.

A man said that drawers should always use forks, spoons and knives as shown, but his approach was labeled 'psychopathic' by a Queensland father (stock image)

A man said that drawers should always use forks, spoons and knives as shown, but his approach was labeled 'psychopathic' by a Queensland father (stock image)

A man said that drawers should always use forks, spoons and knives as shown, but his approach was labeled ‘psychopathic’ by a Queensland father (stock image)

A particularly passionate Auckland woman wanted to know why spoons would ever come between forks and knives.

“Where’s the logic ?!” she asked.

She said the layout should have forks, followed by knives, dessert spoons, and soup spoons, with teaspoons along the bottom.

“And heaven will help anyone who has pointed their teaspoons in different directions!” she said.

Is there a correct way to organize your cutlery drawer?

Senior showroom designer Elain Maytom of Freedom Kitchens told Home Beautiful Australia ‘there are no hard and fast rules’ for arranging a cutlery tray.

However, most people prefer to work intuitively from left to right, just as you would set a table, with forks on the left, followed by knives with left-facing blades and finally spoons.

“It always makes sense to have the handles out and closest to you, so that’s what you hold when you take them out,” said Mrs. Maytom.

Source: Home Beautiful Australia

An Auckland woman said drawers should start with knives on the left, then with large spoons and forks (stock image)

An Auckland woman said drawers should start with knives on the left, then with large spoons and forks (stock image)

An Auckland woman said drawers should start with knives on the left, then with large spoons and forks (stock image)

A woman from New Zealand’s North Island said the only way to keep cutlery is with spoons on the left, forks in the center and knives on the right.

“I’ve always said it this way and it drives me crazy when the other half puts them in a different order. It’s just no different, ”she said.

Her approach was supported by a Wellington man, who said that spoons should always be on the left because they are ‘first out for cereal’ at breakfast.

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