Goodbye Messy Junk Drawer — 9 Comments

  1. I love the idea of renaming the “Junk” drawer. Utility drawer sounds so much better. Renaming it as a utility drawer would help to not just toss “junk” into it. Great Post.

  2. Exactly! I’ve been teaching my clients to call it a utility drawer or office supply drawer for years.

    Ditto on the junk room.

  3. I like your step about the layout. It’s so important to lay the groundwork for a functional set-up so that you’ll continue to keep it organized.

  4. I’m glad I read this at the right time. I needed inspiration.
    About to re-do all “junk-drawer/cabinet” and turn it into a fabulous master piece utility/art drawer for indoors so I don’t have to go out into the garage (light bulbs, batteries…) excited now. Thank you!

  5. I agree with Jamie and Janet as well. Calling it a junk drawer is just wrong. It’s a quite useful drawer. Thanks for sharing these great steps to make this drawer a more effective one.

  6. Great step by step! One other thing to keep in mind is to not get containers that are too tall for your drawers. I bought some once that were a just a little too tall so the drawer wouldn’t close properly. I always remind clients to take that measurement too.

  7. Great point Andi. I usually uncover those flat “junk” drawer organizers beneath all the clutter in the drawers of my clients.

    Making sure the organizer is not too tall is important too. I think I’ve trained all of my clients to carry tape measures in their purses.

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