New Use for a Cutlery Basket | Goodwill Project #25

This month I am focusing my attention on decluttering and organizing so that we can clear our minds and our home of “mess stress” as we enter into a new year.

The more excess stuff we can get rid of, the less messes there will be. I dream of clutter-free countertops, a stairwell without piles creeping their way up each step, a closet filled with only the clothes I actually wear, and cabinets that are so organized I could remove the doors and expose them to the world.

Big dreams are reached with little steps. So today I tackle the medicine cabinet with the help of this cutlery basket I picked up from the Goodwill location on Waterloo.

I customized the basket by wrapping red yarn through the wire grid to create the symbolic “red cross.”   

I filled the basket with all the kid’s medical necessities; rubbing alchohol, cough syrup, motrin, and of  course Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle band-aids. 

And now my medicine cabinet is exactly the way I wanted it – clutter-free and organized! 

**This post was sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Akron. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


  1. Such a cute idea! Plus it's totally handy, like with real handles!

  2. I love this because just last week I was very sick and had nothing to keep all my "sickness paraphernalia" in..........I'm going to look for something just like this to put all our stuff in. Thanks!

    1. Oh no! Hope you're feeling better, Kelli! And you're right, this would make the perfect little caddy for holding sick-day necesseties.

  3. Awesome idea!! And so simple/cute/functional!! :-)

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  5. Great You're Joyful

    I have got one myself because like 10 decades. I enjoy it also, not modded as yours however.

    Currently it doesn't operate, it chokes if warm. Brought into some neigbour of mine and he will find a deeper look at it.

    It seems just like a few have had trouble using the automatic decompression valve, so do yours have this?

    Have a fantastic day!

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