When organizing any space from your pantry to your closet every piece needs to earn its keep. Every piece of “junk” needs to serve a purpose. Your junk drawer is no different.
Our junk drawer serves as a catch-all. We simply toss items we don't know what to do with in it and think about them another day. This is how we have ended up with a drawer bursting at the seams and never being able to find what we need.
EEEKKK...Not to fear, I came up with a few simple tips to help get your "junk" in order. Ha!
|ONE| TAKE IT ALL OUT
That's right....take it ALL out. You will be glad you did, later. I laid everything out on the counter top and divided it out into like categories. Go ahead and put your trash can nearby as you will throw some things away. This is a great time to clean out and really keep what you need. I wanted our junk drawer to serve as a place to empty out pockets when you get home or grab things you need as you walk out the door. I also like to keep daily essentials like pens, pencils, notepads, tape, scissors, measuring tape, an extra checkbook, gift cards, pocket change, lighters, etc. in there. So I divided into categories that made sense to our daily needs.
|TWO| WIPE DOWN AND MEASURE
Make sure you wipe out your drawer to get it really clean before putting items back in. This is also a good time to measure for your drawer organizers. Ahhh...looking better already!
|THREE| CHOOSE YOUR PRODUCTS
I found these plastic drawer organizers on Amazon:
I really like them as they are sturdy, come with feet pads to keep them from sliding, are budget-friendly and come in different packs (7-16 piece) options.
|FOUR| ADD YOUR PRODUCTS
Any Tetris fans?!? This part reminds me of playing Tetris. Playing around with a layout in your drawer.
|FIVE| RETURN YOUR ITEMS TO THE DRAWER
Add your items back to your newly organized drawer. Ahhhhhhh.....what a difference! I feel this is an organized system that my family can easily maintain on the daily!
I hope this inspired you to tackle your junk drawer. I am already planning on purchasing more of the drawer organizers for the kitchen and laundry room. I really love them and they are staying in place nicely with the little pads!
Here is a before and after just incase you need some more motivation: