We all have that one drawer where miscellaneous bits and bobs get tossed, but sometimes that makes it tough to find the tape measure, the batteries, or a sharpie. Watch the video or read the article below for tips from a professional organizer to get your junk drawer organized.

Steps to Organize Your Junk Drawer

  1. Pull everything out so you can see what you have.

    The first step when organizing is always to pull everything out so you can see what you have.
  2. Sort and Purge

    Next, sort through the items, putting like with like, and purge things you no longer need. The juk drawer accumulates stuff with no other place, caps to pens, old batteries, etc. If you don’t have the pen to that cap, it’s time to toss it.
  3. Measure your drawer so you can find an organizer that will fit inside.

    You’ll want to find an organizer that fits your needs. An expandable organizer can be a great fit as it will work in a variety of drawer sizes.
  4. Sort like items together so you can find them easily.

    As you are putting items back in the drawer, put your like items together. Pens, stationary, and scissors go together. To keep your cords organized, use a label maker to identify what each cable is for.
  5. If needed, place something in the area behind the organizer so it doesn’t shift every time you open the drawer.
Label Maker for Cords

There are no hard and fast rules for what goes in your junk drawer; it all depends on your specific needs in your home. The key is that it’s accessible and you can find things when you need them. If you’re looking for help getting your junk drawer or home organized, give professional organizer, Bridges Conner a call at 480-297-7355, or contact us for a free consultation.