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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 quite a lot of Celina renters, you may have a messy junk drawer (or in all probability more than one!) somewhere in your house. Even otherwise organized people can have a junk drawer chock-full of all types of things. However, if you can’t find something or your junk drawer is about to overflow, it may perhaps be time to get it organized. The exciting news is that organizing your junk drawer doesn’t need to be tough or time-consuming. You’ll need a few preparations and a few beneficial tips to conquer that junk drawer wholly!

1.   Empty and Sort

The first way to have that junk drawer organized is to take everything out and sort each item into piles. To corral small items, try placing a clean towel on a flat surface to hold your junk drawer belongings as you sort. Broken things and trash should go into the rubbish bin, while other items you also haven’t used or don’t need any longer can then be donated to a thrift shop. All and anything you prefer to keep should be put into piles of things to put away in a different place and things to be organized back into the drawer.

2.   Clean Up

While the drawer is emptied, please take some time to scrub it. If you’ve been collecting junk in the drawer for a period of time now, it may take a little bit of hard work to get it meticulously clean. If dust or grime has stacked in the corners, try using a toothbrush or other small bristle brush to clean those portions.

3.   Put Away

With a clean drawer and your items arranged into piles, it’s time to organize. Mainly, sort and put away pieces that don’t belong in your junk drawer. To do so rapidly, group together objects that are the same or that corresponds to a specific room. For instance, paper clips, rubber bands, and similar items might be put together with your other office supplies. Writing utensils can be arranged 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 consideration establishing an organizational system that will effectively help keep it organized going forward. As an illustration, you could get a sectioned drawer organizer tray, many make-up or ice cube trays, or short containers with snap-on lids to maintain and keep your things systematic. You can spot and buy these inexpensive items at discount stores or home stores anywhere. Just make it a point to measure your drawer and the organizers attentively to be sure it is a good fit.

5.   Organize

Lastly, you’re now able to sort the items you’ve decided to keep into the trays or containers in your junk drawer. On the basis of where your junk drawer is located in the house, try to keep only items that are useful for that specified room. By way of illustration, you can perhaps keep a notepad, pens or pencils, scissors, and a coupon or receipt book in a kitchen junk drawer. Along the same lines, junk drawers in other rooms should hold specific, routinely used items that don’t belong anywhere else.

A messy junk drawer can be a burden. But as a matter of fact, employing these hassle-free tips, you can swiftly tame that junk drawer back into a spotlessly organized place.


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