Drawers are a wonderful thing! Easy access to all sorts of random items, tidily tucked away with a gentle push. Of course this fantastic organizational tool can get terribly messy very quickly so diligence is needed to keep it all working well.
I have a few designated drawers in the kitchen. Items of one category and ONLY that category.
The drawer defines how much of that category I can store practically. I could have more than the drawer can handle, but that only leads to frustration and clutter (trust me, I know from years of experience). Some of the other drawers are less organized/defined. The chaos drawers!
Dry pantry goods like pasta and random bagged foods
Chef knives/measuring cups and spoons/ awkward utensils (like whisk)
This drawers wax and wane with degrees of chaos and states of fullness. Works in progress...
But the defined drawers work VERY well as long as I stick to the one-in-one-out and respect the physical limits.