Mini Organizing Challenge – Junk Drawer

May 30, 2013



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The mini organizing challenge of the week is to clean out your junk drawer.  This drawer is one big headache. We can’t live with it and we can’t live without it.  It’s a love/hate relationship.  The key to managing this drawer is to organize it a little every day.  When you are on the phone, waiting for something to come out of the oven, etc., straighten it up.  So today, empty out your drawer, wipe it clean and reorganize it.  Use containers to keep things in place.  I purchased my drawer organizer from Garden Ridge.  It even came with  labels.  Have fun organizing!!

Mini Organizing Challenge Junk Drawer 3w

Below is my junk drawer, before the mini challenge.  I’m so embarrassed to post this picture, just so you know!



Mini Organizing Challenge Junk Drawer 1w


After cleaning and organizing the junk drawer.  MUCH better!


Mini Organizing Challenge Junk Drawer 2w


Happy Organizing!

8 comments on “Mini Organizing Challenge – Junk Drawer

  1. Lugene says:

    Where did you find the containers that are containing your stuff? Thanks.

  2. I need to get one of those trays for mine- my junk drawer would give you nightmares. And then we clean it out, and two days later it’s magically junky again.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ha… My junk drawer is in the same exact spot in the kitchen as yours. On my list for this weekend!!

  4. Korie says:

    Ha… the junk drawer in my kitchen is in the same exact spot as yours. On my to do list for this weekend! Now, I need to find a 2-tier organizer. Thanks Toni!

  5. Jen Burns says:

    Toni, where did you buy your cabintry hardware? I love it.

  6. calliope says:

    The best move last year was to get rid of the junk drawer in my kitchen and instead use a SMALL basket as such.
    That drawer used to drive me nuts! No matter what I did, it was always a mess.
    Now only a few things don’t have a specific place in my house, and are kept inside that basket

  7. I was JUST looking through our drawer last night and thought, “boy do I need to do SOMETHING with this!” Thanks for the push! Now, to find things I already own to organize it with!!! 😉

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