How to Organize Your Junk Drawer in 30 Minutes
I started with this:
And I had already purchased the drawer organizing set pictured below. Don't forget to measure the drawer before you purchase organizers so they will be sure to fit! The organizers were a step up for this drawer - I used to keep everything in this drawer separated with baggies, which totally worked, but didn't look quite as nice...
For me, the main purpose of the junk drawer is to house the batteries as well as a couple of tools and basic hardware (nails and picture hooks) I like to have at-the-ready without having to go to the husband's garage. I like to keep the batteries well organized so I can easily get an inventory of what I might need to purchase rather than run out of a particular size.
I took each item out of the drawer and decided what to do with it. I sorted all of the items on the surface of my washer and dryer.
I had too much stuff in the junk drawer, since that is the go-to spot for things with which I'm not sure what to do. Items that really belonged in the garage made their way into a basket destined for the garage. Hardware that had been in its original packaging went into some magnetic tins I no longer use for embellishments. It is amazing how much space packaging takes up!
I also corralled all the twist-ties and bread clips in one spot here to be re-used (and no longer sitting on my kitchen window sill). As an aside, I now save the bread clips for use with all my rolls of tape. isn't this a great idea? Love pinterest!!
And voila! An organized junk drawer in 30 minutes!
What do you keep in your junk drawer? How do you organize it?
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