1/10/12

the dreaded junk drawer...

organized in less than 10 minutes!
my before junk drawer contained:
9 rolls of scotch tape
Christmas candy
5 foam brushes
2 boxes of staples
2 staplers
5 pairs of scissors
1 hole puncher
10 chip clips
4 chap sticks
3 nail clippers
1 hammer
3 screwdrivers
1 box of batteries
2 candle lighters
2 bottles of Elmer's Glue
1 CD
10 pens
10 pencils
5 markers/highlighters
1 address book
1 army guy
Everything comes out and get categorized and the drawer gets a good clorox wipe down!
In the meantime...
I found this organizing technique on pinterest the other day. She uses the bottom of cereal boxes to organize all of her junk drawer stuff. I LOVE this idea! It's a free way to make things look neat and tidy!

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I found this box in our storage room that was just sitting, so I grabbed it! I knew it would be the perfect size for the drawer.
I took the flaps off and added some polka dot fabric to the bottom of it, just to make it look a little cuter!
After THROWING things away and putting things where they actually belong... this is what the end result is!
TOTAL TIME SPENT: 10 min
*a little bit of time for something that makes such a BIG difference!
Do you have just 10 extra minutes today?
GO now and organize your junk drawer! :)
(one drawer down, 23 to go!)
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PS.
after you organize YOUR junk drawer, blog about it and then head on over to Sassy Sites tomorrow and link it up! We're gonna have a junk drawer PAR-TAY!!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

come link this up missy! It's super smart!

http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/01/tuesday-time-out-110.html

Sarah said...

I so need to do this..thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

sewfarandaway said...

I heard ladies talking today about junk drawers; I will have to share this with them. Great idea!

Autism Mom said...

what a great idea! i need to do mine sooo badly.

new follower and look forward to reading more of your blog.

jen
www.blogparent.blogspot.com
The Antics of An Autism Mom

Anna said...

When I posted on my junk drawer I titled it the same thing! I guess we all dread the junk drawer. :)

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Tammy said...

Oh, I so need to do this! My closets need work too...hehe

The Bathtime Team said...

every brit has a junk drawer in their kitchen. Ours is awful and I keep shoving more in there. I am going to save a box from work, cover the base in material and DECLUTTER!!!

watch this space, lol

the bathtime team x
(we have linky parties)