Junk Drawer No More

Most of you know that one of my new year’s “resolutions” is to organize those areas in my home that I’ve ignored over the years. Well, what better way to spend a snow day? I wanted to share my organizing project with you to show you the difference just a few moments can make.
I cleaned out our kitchen junk drawer. We use this drawer for random things we might need around the house like scissors, batteries, lighter. But over time it has become a drop pile for things that shouldn’t be there. Here’s the before picture:
Obviously a bit cluttered. Here’s the after picture:
Only the things we need in the drawer are kept in the drawer, and in a much more orderly fashion. Everything else was either thrown away or put away in a place that is more appropriate. Here are the items that found a new home:
The hot glue gun is now in the closet with all other crafting supplies. Hand sanitizer and excess batteries were put in the stock pile closet. Tools were put in the garage. And, the amazing supply of pens is being returned to Mike’s desk at work (where they came from one by one).
From start to finish this took about 10 minutes and now if I need a battery I can get to it without digging through a pile of stuff.
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2 responses to “Junk Drawer No More

  1. Ruth Dammann February 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Okay. Enough with the organizing; unless of course you are over here organizing my kitchen junk drawer! Looks great and makes me envious of your mad organizing skills.

  2. Murphy Family February 2, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    I'd be glad to organize your kitchen junk drawer. How's this Sunday? šŸ™‚

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