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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 the majority of Grand Junction renters, you most likely have a messy junk drawer (or presumably more than one!) somewhere in your house. Indeed, even otherwise organized people can have a junk drawer crammed with all varieties of things. But on the other hand, if you can’t find something or your junk drawer is obviously beginning to overflow, it could be time to get it organized. The wonderful news is that organizing your junk drawer doesn’t really have to be toilsome or time-consuming. You’ll need some kind of preparation and certain practical tips to conquer that junk drawer finally!

1.   Empty and Sort

The preliminary step to accomplishing and getting that junk drawer organized is to take everything out and sort each item into piles. To corral small items, try setting down a clean towel on a flat surface to put your junk drawer things as you sort. Broken things and trash should go into the dump, while other items you clearly haven’t used or don’t need any longer could be donated to a thrift shop. Something you are taking into consideration to keep should be sorted and arranged into piles of things to put away somewhere and goods to be organised should go back into the drawer.

2.   Clean Up

While the drawer is emptied, please take a couple of minutes to scrub it. If you’ve been collecting junk in the drawer for quite some time, it may take a little bit of work to get it thoroughly clean. If dust or grime has assembled in the corners, try applying a toothbrush or other small bristle brush to clean those parts.

3.   Put Away

With a clean drawer and your items divided into piles, it’s time to organize. First of all, sort and put away belongings that don’t belong in your junk drawer. To do so swiftly, group together objects that are comparable or that belong to a specific room. As an illustration, paper clips, rubber bands, and similar items can correctly be sorted away with your other office supplies. Writing utensils can be positioned 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, look into creating an organizational system that will help make it organized going forward. By way of illustration, you may get a sectioned drawer organizer tray, some make-up or ice cube trays, or tiny containers with snap-on lids to have your things arranged. You can discover and buy these inexpensive items at discount stores or home stores roughly anywhere. Just make certain to measure your drawer and the organizers conscientiously to make sure it is a good fit.

5.   Organize

And then, finally, you’re now ready to sort the items you wish to keep into the trays or containers in your junk drawer. Conditional on where your junk drawer is located in the house, try to keep only items that are useful for that one room. As an instance, you would keep a notepad, pens or pencils, scissors, and a coupon or receipt book in a kitchen junk drawer. Equally, junk drawers in other rooms should hold specific, often used items that don’t belong anywhere else.

A messy junk drawer can be a problem. But really, by making use of these uncomplicated tips, you can definitely tame that junk drawer back into an organized area.


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