While it may seem daunting to clean out your kitchen drawers, my MO is to dump everything out first; clean the space next; and ONLY put back keepers. The rest goes out or elsewhere.
So these photos are indicative of what got emptied out first.
Surprisingly, most things went back in an orderly fashion. I only have a couple of small boxes of stuff to give away to Savers. It’s not as bad as one might think.
And it feels SO GOOD once it’s done. An offshoot of it is that you also know exactly what you have and where it is. For example, I have about five instant meat thermometers, none of which work well when I really need them! And 3 oven thermometers.