A Peek Inside My Junk Drawer

OrganizingDeanne CapotostoComment

I am often asked if I have a junk drawer at home.  Yes, I do.  Most everyone has one… even me!  

It's fine to have a junk drawer, as long as you keep it organized so you can find things quickly.  Keeping it organized is not impossible, just follow the simple steps below.  You can do it!  

How to Organize Your Junk Drawer


First: Empty your junk drawer one item at a time.  With each item:

  • Throw any trash out
  • Place "like items" together on the counter

Next: Contain "like items” together and place them back into your drawer.  There are many container solutions at The Container Store.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Note: Whether you buy a container solution or just use some empty boxes, always contain “like items” together.  

My junk drawer:

Enjoy your organized junk drawer!


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