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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 some Newport renters, you surely have a messy junk drawer (or potentially more than one!) somewhere in your house. Yes, even otherwise organized people can have a junk drawer stuffed with all different kinds of things. Though if you can’t find something or your junk drawer is certainly beginning to overflow, it can be time to get it organized. The big news is that organizing your junk drawer doesn’t really have to be laborious or time-consuming. You’ll need considerable preparation and particularly useful and worthwhile tips to conquer that junk drawer entirely!

1.   Empty and Sort

The first thing to successfully keeping that junk drawer organized is to take everything out and sort each item into piles. To corral small items, try putting down a clean towel on a flat surface to put your junk drawer articles as you sort. Broken things and trash should go into the dumpster, while other items you haven’t used or don’t need any longer can possibly be donated to a thrift shop. Various things you decide to keep should be categorized into piles of things to put away in some place and stuff to be organized go back into the drawer.

2.   Clean Up

While the drawer is emptied, please take a few minutes to clean and scrub it. If you’ve been collecting junk in the drawer for a time now, it may take a little bit of exertion to get it entirely clean. If dust or grime has gathered in the corners, try employing a toothbrush or other small bristle brush to clean those spaces.

3.   Put Away

With a clean drawer and your items grouped into piles, it’s time to organize. Definitely, sort and put away goods that don’t belong in your junk drawer. To do so quickly, group together objects that are related or that obviously belong into a specific room. For instance, paper clips, rubber bands, and similar items can perhaps be kept together with your other office supplies. Writing utensils can be set 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, try to develop an organizational system that will help keep it organized going forward. For instance, you could get a sectioned drawer organizer tray, a few make-up or ice cube trays, or little containers with snap-on lids to get your things arranged. You can find and procure these inexpensive items at discount stores or home stores nearly just about anywhere. Just make sure to measure your drawer and the organizers meticulously to be certain of a good fit.

5.   Organize

And then, finally, you’re now all ready to sort the items you select to keep into the trays or containers in your junk drawer. Subject to where your junk drawer is located in the house, try to keep only items that are useful for that certain room. For example, you can appropriately keep a notepad, pens or pencils, scissors, and a coupon or receipt book in a kitchen junk drawer. In the same vein, junk drawers in other rooms should hold specific, extensively used items that don’t belong anywhere else.

A messy junk drawer can be a nuisance. However, utilizing these worry-free and effective tips, you can certainly tame that junk drawer back into an adeptly organized area.


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