Friday, January 14, 2011
Simplify for the New Year: The Dreaded Junk Drawer
Do you have a “junk” drawer? I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t have a junk drawer…but I hear rumors that those people do exist.
I have to admit that my junk drawer had gotten a little out of control over the past couple of months. I feel like the things I put in there just multiplied when I wasn’t looking and took over!!! Ahhhhh!
I know, I know….horrible!! You can stop pointing and laughing now!
In my defense, there are organizational containers in there! Don’t you see them….underneath everything…not really serving their purpose at all? I should at least get some points for that, right?
I make an effort to regularly (every 2-3 months or so) clean out this drawer so I am not sure how it got so bad. So…I’m going to blame it on the holidays! Ha! The holidays seem to be a very common scapegoat for many people’s shortfalls this time of year. Anyways…
I emptied everything out of this drawer right onto the counter directly above it. Some of it didn’t even make it onto the counter but right into the trash. I showed no mercy!! I also had a box in which I placed items that belonged elsewhere in my house. For example, I came across a couple packages of batteries and since I keep all of my batteries in containers upstairs in my hall closet…they went into the box.
I cleaned out the drawer and now it was time to put things back. It is always easier to organize a space if you start with an empty clean slate! I reused the containers that were already in there to keep like items together. It is much better to keep things organized if everything has a place…even specific places in a drawer.
Much better! Now I just have to keep it this way! I am currently in search of some drawer liner to make it look even better. I must have pretty high expectations because I can’t find drawer/shelf liner that I like anywhere!! I want something pretty neutral…do any of you have any tips?
On another note…look what the FedEx man brought to my door this afternoon:
Yay!! The contents of this box will be used in an upcoming post so stay tuned! I was so excited when this box arrived today!
It is probably a good thing that I don’t live near The Container Store…or Ikea for that matter! I definitely did not appreciate The Container Store as I should have when I lived so close to 2 of them (and Ikea!) when I lived in Illinois! I’m sure that I would find myself in financial ruin if either of these stores were conveniently located near me.
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