Simple Solutions: Organizing my Junk Drawer
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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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 October 23, 2015  Posted by

31 Responses to “Organizing My Junk Drawer and Other Simple Solutions”

  1. Now that is a great idea. We have at least one of those drawers in our home and I love the baskets to keep it all organized.

  2. This is exactly what I do too when I’m organizing – sort and categorize into smaller containers. It’s so much easier to see what I need to use!

  3. This is such a great and simple idea. My junk drawer certainly needs a lot of help so I may have to do something like this.

    • EngineerMommy

      Try it, Regan! You’ll be glad once you can see all the cute, organized compartments! It sure puts a smile on my face. :)

  4. I so need to organize my junk drawer….. Okay Drawers I think I have at least 3 of them, the one is so bad I can barely open it some days!

    • EngineerMommy

      It only takes like 20 minutes to really get it under control! Hope you try these tips! Thanks for visiting, Savannah! :)

  5. I need to organize all the junk in my house! I have more than just a drawer with junk in it!!

    • EngineerMommy

      Haha! I totally understand, Lisa! Take it one drawer at a time- you’ll be so happy once you get it organized!

  6. Good to know that everyone has a junk drawer! Props to you for getting it under control!

  7. This is a project that I need to do! I downsized the junk drawer, but I have yet to organize it. Ours still looks like the junk drawer.. Lol.

  8. I LOVE the feeling or re-organizing my junk drawers, lol!! I did the same…those little baskets work wonders!

  9. Junk drawers are my worst enemy. I can’t ever get mine organized and they seem to get worse. So I’m going to try these white baskets see if I can get them to help me organize!

  10. What a great way to organize any drawer! I need to do this like right now! Thanks for the tips.

    • EngineerMommy

      It’s so satisfying to look at an organized drawer and know that you can find whatever you need- when you need it!!

  11. We all have these dreaded drawers! Thanks so much for these helpful tips, I really need to get mine organized!

  12. What a clever idea placing baskets in the drawer to help organize things! I definitely need to clean a few of my junk drawers. I think I might do it this weekend <3

  13. No question about it, I could use some heartburn relief right now. I know better than to have tacos late at night. Nexium is new to me. I’ll have to check it out.

    • EngineerMommy

      Nexium is absolutely my Simple Solution to frequent heartburn! Provides all day and all night relief! Thanks for stopping by, Margarita!

  14. Oh man! I have to organize mine, but I just haven’t yet. I know it won’t take long, and I will feel better, but it just seems like one more thing to do!

    • EngineerMommy

      I understand. Sometimes life can be too busy. When you find some free time, consider making a simple change like this to make life easier in the long run! :)

  15. I love this step-by-step for organizing the junk drawer! There are two in my kitchen that I need to tackle. Will definitely be using this post as my guide. Thanks!

  16. I feel like I am always trying to organize drawers and cabinets around my house to find things. Love the plastic baskets! Keeping Nexium in a kitchen drawer is a great idea too! (client)

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