Organizing My Junk Drawer and Other Simple Solutions

October 23, 2015 31 By EngineerMommy

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How is it that junk drawers always becomes a catch-all space for so many different random things?! Just the other day, I needed some tape and a pencil for a project, and it took me quite a while to find those items in my drawer! A kitchen drawer should make life easier, not harder. And ideally, it should be quick and painless to locate a pen within the drawer! So I decided to tackle this problem by completely organizing this drawer. Organizing it really only took me about 20 minutes and was such a simple (and satisfying) solution to such a common problem! I will show you my process of how I transformed my junk drawer from messy & cluttered to neat & organized! And read on to see another simple solution to a common everyday problem! #ChooseNexium24HR #CollectiveBias

Simple Solutions: Organizing my Junk Drawer

Organizing my junk drawer and other simple solutions

Organizing my junk drawer and other simple solutions

Here is what it looked like at the beginning of this process. No, I am not proud of its “Before” state, but I’m just keeping it real and showing you the transformation I was able to achieve!

Junk Drawer Before Organizing

Junk Drawer Before Organizing


Step One: Empty & Clean the drawer.
While you have your drawer completely empty, take the opportunity to wipe it down well. You’ll be surprised at the dirt that accumulates at the bottom of these drawers!
Wiping down the empty drawer

Wiping down the empty drawer


Step Three: Assess the Items.
Evaluate the inventory of this drawer. Purge items that are broken, expired or no longer useful. Move things that don’t really belong in your junk drawer to another (more practical) location in your house. Then, from what you have left, group like items. Collect together all the pens, screwdrivers, tapes, batteries, etc.
Assessing the contents of the drawer

Assessing the contents of the drawer


Grouping like items together

Grouping like items together


Step Four: Place organizing baskets in the drawer.
Pick up these small organizing baskets (or drawer baskets) and place them in your drawer. These will house all of the drawer’s contents in designated areas to keep everything neat & orderly.
Placing plastic organization baskets in the drawer

Placing plastic organization baskets in the drawer


Step Five: Re-load the drawer.
Once all the organizing baskets are in place, simply load the contents of the drawer back into the drawer. Always keep like items together.
Re-loading the contents of the drawer

Re-loading the contents of the drawer


And that’s it! Pretty straightforward and simple. I love a simple solution to a common problem, and getting my junk drawer organized definitely solves the problem of struggling to find what I need- when I need it! And what a big difference, right?
Junk Drawer Organization: Before & After

Junk Drawer Organization: Before & After


You may notice in the above picture that I have a Nexium 24HR box in my drawer. Speaking of simple solutions, Nexium 24HR is definitely a simple solution to the common problem of frequent heartburn. Just one pill per day will provide all-day and all-night protection from heartburn! I love simple solutions!
Nexium 24HR 42 count

Nexium 24HR 42 count


The little, purple pills in this package provide excellent Nexium Level Protection against heartburn! I’ve used Nexium 24HR and it is definitely my go-to solution when I’m dealing with frequent heartburn! I always pick up Nexium 24HR at Walgreen’s, right in the Heartburn Relief section!
Finding Nexium 24HR at Walgreen's

Finding Nexium 24HR at Walgreen’s

Now, learn more about Nexium 24HR here and tell in the Comments below: Are your kitchen drawers neat and tidy, or do they need an organizing overhaul?!







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