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5 Tips for Organizing the Infamous Junk Drawer

Birdseye View of a Messy Junk Drawer Full of Random ItemsIf you’re like various Mount Prospect renters, you definitely could have a messy junk drawer (or in all likelihood more than one!) somewhere in your house. Actually, even otherwise organized people can have a junk drawer completely filled with all sorts of things. Although if you can’t find something or your junk drawer is now starting to overflow, it may possibly be time to get it organized. The excellent news is that organizing your junk drawer doesn’t have to be necessarily hard or time-consuming. You’ll need some preparation and quite a few useful tips to conquer that junk drawer completely!

1.   Empty and Sort

The initial move to finally having that junk drawer organized is to take everything out and sort each item into piles. To corral small items, try positioning a clean towel on a flat surface to put your junk drawer objects as you sort. Broken things and trash should go into the trash can, while other items you haven’t used or don’t need any longer can probably be donated to a thrift shop. Some things you’d like to keep should be organized into piles of things to put away somewhere and pieces to be organized back into the drawer.

2.   Clean Up

While the drawer is emptied, please take a little time to scrub it. If you’ve been collecting junk in the drawer for quite a while, it may take a little bit of work to get it clean. If dust or grime has gotten in the corners, try using a toothbrush or other small bristle brush to clean those areas.

3.   Put Away

With a clean drawer and your items put into piles, it’s time to organize. First and foremost, sort and put away kinds of stuff that don’t belong in your junk drawer. To do so quickly, group together objects that are matching or that certainly belong to a specific room. For example, paper clips, rubber bands, and similar items may be grouped with your other office supplies. Writing utensils can be secured in a pencil cup and important receipts or documents filed with your other household paperwork.

4.   Create a System

For things that you plan to keep in your junk drawer, take into account establishing an organizational system that will help hold it organized going forward. As an example, you might get a sectioned drawer organizer tray, certain make-up or ice cube trays, or mini containers with snap-on lids to easily keep your things orderly. You can surely find these inexpensive items at discount stores or home stores practically anywhere. Just always remember to measure your drawer and the organizers completely to make certain a good fit.

5.   Organize

At long last, you’re now inclined to sort the items you choose to keep into the trays or containers in your junk drawer. Depending on where your junk drawer is located in the house, try to keep only the items that are useful for that room. For instance, you can keep a notepad, pens or pencils, scissors, and a coupon or receipt book in a kitchen junk drawer. By the same token, junk drawers in other rooms should hold specific, regularly used items that don’t belong anywhere else.

A messy junk drawer can be a real problem. But on the flip side, by applying these manageable guides, you can effortlessly tame that junk drawer back into a systematically organized space.


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