Follow these useful tips to learn how to keep your junk drawer organized and conquer clutter once and for all.
Yup…we all have at least one…or more… junk drawer(s) somewhere in our kitchen. We may not want to admit it but we all have a junk drawer lurking around. We toss misfit items into this drawer such as loose change, nails/screws, hair ties, matches or pencils; they make there way to this drawer never to be seen again. Here are some ways on how to organize your junk drawer.
Lurking behind every tidy kitchen is the dreaded junk drawer, but we can master this drawer so you won’t be embarrassed if this drawer gets opened by mistake by a house guest.
Separate & Sort
Take everything out of the drawer and separate it all into piles so you can see what needs purging and what needs to stay in this designated drawer. Some items will stay, some will go to their rightful dwelling places and other items will be trashed.
After I had everything sorted and separated, I found so many items that were out of place.
The purpose of the junk drawer is to store various small and often needed items not junk. It’s an easy, quick place to put these small items when emptying your pockets or when finding something on the floor.
Make sure before moving on, you purge and get rid of unwanted items. Some need to be trashed and other things put up in a designated place.
Place Into Organized Container
I opted for a wooden silverware tray that fit the drawer width perfectly; even leaving a little space in the back of the drawer too. You could use multiple storage pieces, but this one was perfect fit for us and the drawer while still looking neat and stylish.
Now it’s done and I feel like I completed a huge organization project! The hardest part however will be keeping the drawer organized. Stay on top of keeping this drawer neat and tidy and if you get busy and fall back into a mess again (which I am guilty of) organize the drawer again. Keep it organized and you will be the envy of all your family and friends. You might just decide to show off while they are around and hear them say, “wow…that’s the cleanest junk drawer I’ve ever seen.”