How Should Your Cutlery Drawer Be Arranged?

Is there a right way to organise your cutlery?

A New Zealander has kicked off a world-wide debate on Reddit about what exactly is the right way to order a cutlery drawer.

The user “Creeeeeeeeam”, if that is their real name, posed the hard-hitting question by telling everybody that “My whole life I’ve gone with (L-R) fork, knife, spoon configuration (teaspoons below) but have stayed places where knives are on the far left. What’s the setup at your place?”

This kicked off hours of debate from hundreds of users chiming in with how they organise the silverware at their joint.

The user MrCyn (which sounds very much like this isn’t their real name) got a lot of support for ordering the drawer “Large knives, knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons at the bottom and then two drawers a mess of utensils.”

“Alphabetically from the left – fork, knife, spoon” the unfortunately named restroom_raider countered.

Don't leave your cutlery alone long enough for them to start a band.

While Houdini_blues – again, it’s possible these are not their real names and some kind of username they’ve chosen specifically for Reddit – threw everybody for a loop by saying “I just throw them all in the drawer together, no organization, pure chaos.”

Is there are a right way or a wrong way to organise the cutlery drawer?

Certainly a wrong way would be trying to balance all of the cutlery and utensils upright so the drawer is unable to be closed.

I'm racing home to check my cutlery drawer!

How do you do it at home?

Is there a spoon/fork section and then a knife chunk? Or are you putting all of the different types of spoons in their own special sections? Soup spoons, dessert spoons, other spoons, and then another little section for tea spoons and also tea spoons but from another set.

What about having a separate drawer for utensils that you think you stole from a housemate you used to have?

What about a drawer all on its own for the good wooden spoon and then another shame drawer for the older much less good wooden spoon?

Are there endless combinations? Is there a way that could be wrong? Or is every way the right way?