31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 9: Junk Drawer

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Welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Do you have a dedicated drawer in your kitchen for random items? There is a mysterious drawer in most of our kitchens called a Junk Drawer. I’m not really sure how it got that name other than people wanted an excuse to be able to throw anything they wanted to into a particular drawer. I don’t have anything against one drawer having random household items in it that don’t really belong anywhere else or are convenient to an area. The problem happens when things are just tossed in the drawer and they end up in a jumbled mess. You really can’t find what you need at that point anyway so let’s take care of that problem.

Organizing the Junk Drawer

Get your timer, the garbage can, and some small containers. Now you’re ready to tackle the Junk Drawer.

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– Dump the whole drawer out.
– Toss the garbage, broken bits of things, and anything you don’t need any longer.
– Divide the contents of the drawer into groups of items.
– Place baskets in the drawer; you can also use cut cereal boxes, low profile bowls, stationary boxes, etc.
– Remove anything that belongs somewhere else.
– Fill the containers with like items.

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Memory: When I was a teen I would take out the junk drawer every couple months and do a good clean of it while I would watch a TV show.

Keep an eye on your Junk Drawer by doing a quick clean out every 3 months or so. Have a home for everything so things don’t just get tossed in the drawer. I think our drawer says, we like to play card games and want them close at hand. What does your drawer say?

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  • paper writer March 2, 2022, 9:05 am

    Junk drawer is for junk so why to organize it 😀

  • leanneja March 4, 2022, 12:37 pm

    I would say the main reason is so you can find what you need. I also like to toss things I don’t need anymore and keeping it tidy makes both of these things easier.

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