Step Into Our Junk Drawer

August 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

We don’t believe in “catch-alls”, however, we do agree that the notorious junk drawer has merit and purpose. Many household items really don’t have anywhere else to live. And sorting through them from time to time is fun (in a time capsule sort of way). That being said, homes to miscellanea should be edited just like any other space.

Just because a drawer or closet can close does not mean it should be ignored!

Here’s an easy 5 step process:

1. Empty the contents of the drawer, basket etc…

2. Do a quick audit – get rid of trash and set aside things that belong elsewhere

3. Sort through the leftover content. Put like items with like.

4. Designate a certain space in the drawer or basket to hold each item.

Use a piggy bank for change (or any jar with a lid)

Or purchase drawer separators

These clip together in whatever configuration you choose!

5.  Once a month edit the junk. It’s amazing how quickly stuff accumulates.  Be conscious of putting things back in their correct home and your junk drawer editing will be a breeze.

For a more poetic interpretation check-out:

Happy Editing!


Entry filed under: Decluttering, Editing, Home Office Organization, Home Organization, Junk Drawer Organization. Tags: , , , .

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stephanie  |  August 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Great tip! I just bought some drawer separators-I can’t wait to use them

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