It’s no secret that we have a Keurig machine – which we love – but slowly, as I continually visit the coffee store to replenish the darling hubster’s supply…I usually take the free box for myself and pick a flavoured coffee.  For some reason I find it justified since I wouldn’t normally buy a box of flavoured K-Cups.  I have no clue why my logic is this way.  So after a few visits, I found myself in a predicament of too many bulky boxes taking up way too much prime real estate in/on our drink station.

I thought long and hard about how I could organize it and still have easy access to the K-Cups.  I also didn’t want to buy anything.  After a while, I decided to use these drawer separators from Ikea – tell me who doesn’t love that store – and though it’s unconventional, it totally works.  I decided to nest 3 of the smaller containers into a larger one thus making a divided cube.  Now keeping in mind that the separators are made of soft nylon, I didn’t want to risk having a rip followed by a K-Cup explosion but the cups seem to be light enough even when it was full of 96 K-Cups. Yes, that’s a lot. The equivalent of 4 x 24ct boxes.

Take a gander…


Sorry about the mis-matched colours, I used what I had.

Close up of the nesting action.


Since having the Keurig machine, a friend kindly pointed out that there were these ‘brew over ice’ iced tea cups available but again with my logic…I never bought them.  Then WalMart had them on clearance and they were less then $5/box so I figured ‘Why not?’.  I had a basket laying around and it was pretty deep so I decided to try to see how many cups I could get in there. To my surprise, I was able to fit both boxes! (regular iced tea & lemon flavoured) Total of 36 cups.  Take note my homemade divider…how’s that for crafty?

Continuing on with my decluttering/organizing of the drink station, I had to find a spot to put my tea’s – remember, I have a tea hoarding issue? Click here to refresh your memory 😉  Again, using what I already had – this container came from the dollar store many, many, many moons ago.   With homemade dividers, I was able to set out a few different flavours instead of forcing myself to drink all of one flavour before moving on to the next.


Who doesn’t love variety?!  I have individually wrapped teabags as well as loose leaf tea’s that were gifted to me from David’s Tea – I must say they do offer very yummy sounding flavours…but alas, I’m not allowed to purchase anymore tea. *le sigh*

Glamour profile shot!

Lastly, we use another tiered stand to house the darling hubster’s stash of K-Cups.  He knows where to find them without any confusion as to which flavour it is.  ( He despises flavoured coffees.) The bonus – its grab and go, no pulling out baskets to grab a cup.

Purdy ain’t it?
(Yes I took over the top tier with more tea *blushes*)

So tell me, have I gone a lil OCD do you have a Keurig? How do you organize your K-Cups? 🙂