ALL THAT JUNK INSIDE YOUR DRAWER

April 16, 2011

ORGANI-SPRING WEEK 2, TASK 5: JUNK DRAWER  



Before
Ok.  Professional organizer confession time.  This is an actual picture from the kitchen junk drawer in my home.  Now, not to pass the buck, but most of what is in the drawer is not mine.  But the fact remains, it is there and it drives me crazy every time I open it to look for a pen or change for a parking meter.  So I buckled down, spent about $12 on drawer organizers from the Container Store (click here to see the baskets I purchased) and spent 15 minutes dumping and categorizing the mess that was our junk drawer.  Here are 3 easy steps to de-junk your junk drawer:
After

  • Put things away that have a home 
  • Throw things away you no longer need
  • Group like items that remain together to locate them more easily  
I am proud to say that this is what our "junk" drawer looks like now.  And although I did receive some protests like "well, now it's not a junk drawer anymore," I am happy to say I now know exactly where to go if I need Sharpies, batteries or a flashlight.

There is a plethora of information about cleaning out your winter guck and letting the spring sunshine into your home, so we're focusing on those little things around the house that will give you a more organized home and perhaps a bit more storage along the way.  Just 4 weeks, 5 tasks per week, around 10 minutes per task and VOILA! in around an hour a week the little things in life seem a bit more organized.

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