We all have at least one drawer in our house that has turned into what can be called a junk drawer. It has no real purpose other than being a hodge-podge of items that don’t have any where else to go. The best way to attack a junk drawer is by following these easy steps:
- Dump it. The junk drawer is in constant disarray so you have to start with a drastic measure. Simply dump the drawer out onto a flat surface and start going through the miscellaneous debris.
- Pitch it. There is bound to be a ton of stuff in there that serves no purpose for you. Go ahead and trash it.
- Sort it. Start to separate everything into categories. Office supplies, tools, batteries, pens and pencils, old bills, and old receipts (most likely these need to be thrown away too.)
- Divide it. Buy or build your own drawer organizer and keep each pile of stuff separated into its own section.
Now make sure to keep the drawer in a orderly fashion and don’t just throw random items into it.
This post was originally published in July 2007.