Most of us are guilty of having a drawer somewhere in the house filled with the most random things you can think of. We understand. It’s much easier to have a designated junk drawer for all the things you don’t know what to do with than figure out where to put them. However, it’s very convenient until you actually need something from it. Then you realize it’s nearly impossible to find anything in it and the system is flawed. On the bright side, you can easily fix the problem. All you need is some motivation and some free time. So, if you feel like it’s finally time to get that drawer into shape and make it useable once again, you are in the right place. Today, we will show you how to organize a junk drawer in a few simple steps.
We all have a junk drawer somewhere in the house
How To Organize A Junk Drawer
You don’t usually plan on having a junk drawer, it just happens. It’s just easy to have a place for all the bits and bobs you don’t know what to do with. Keys, bands, screws, chopsticks, change, and scissors are just some things one may find in a junk drawer. The list goes on. However, all this clutter can make it impossible to find anything in there. While it may seem daunting to start decluttering this drawer, don’t worry. It’s easier than you may think. We can help you get the job done in less than an hour with our tips.
It’s just easy to have a place for all the bits and bobs you don’t know what to do with
#Take everything out
The first thing you need to do is take everything out of the drawer. This is the moment we all try to avoid, but once you do this, it will get easier. You can take out the whole drawer if it is easier. Then place all the contents of the drawer on the floor or on a table. The drawer should be absolutely empty. This will give you a good look at everything that is inside.
The first thing you need to do is take everything out of the drawer
Now that everything is in clear view, it’s time to make piles. By doing so the organization process will go along smoother and quicker. You can use boxes if you prefer, but for such a small scale decluttering project, piles will also get the job done. One pile should be for items that you will throw away, another for things you will keep, another for items that you can donate, and one for items that need to be put away somewhere else. This method helps to streamline the decision-making process and keep you focused.
Make different piles for the items
#Put everything in its place
Okay, now that everything is in a designated pile, you can start to put everything in its place. The pile of items that need to be thrown away is the easiest to deal with so start there. Throw all those things in the trash. Then put away the things that you will be donating later on in a box and near the front door so you don’t forget them. Next deal with the pile of items that need to be relocated. Put everything where it should go. Finally, we will deal with the things that will stay in the drawer.
Start sorting out the piles
Now it’s time to deal with the things that will stay in the drawer. It’s important we don’t let the drawer become a junkyard once again. That’s why you first need to change your mindset. This is no more the junk drawer, it is for example a utility drawer. Depending on your needs, what the drawer is for will change. You can get organizers to help you separate items and put them into categories. For example, a box for thumbtacks, one for scissors, and so on.
It’s important we don’t let the drawer become a junkyard once again
Here is how to organize a junk drawer in a few simple steps. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can easily organize the mess of a drawer and put it to good use.
Here is how to organize a junk drawer in a few simple steps