The kitchen junk drawer. I think every one of us would raise our hands if I asked if you had one of these. From coupons to pens to menus and more, it seems to be the place where good items go to die. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the secret tips on how to organize kitchen drawers?
Honestly, it seems that all of our kitchen drawers get messy before any other space in our home. Every couple of months, I take the time to go through them all, one by one, to get them cleaned and organized.
Make sure you print out your checklist by clicking on the image. You can find more details instructions further down in this post, where explain the items in greater detail (as needed).
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1. Remove everything from the drawer. Look through all items and decide what you will do with them:
– items you still use.
– items you may not use often, but do from time to time.
– tape, stapler, pens and pencils
– items that are broken
– dishcloths or towels with holes or worn out
– pens or markers that no longer work
– paperwork that is no longer needed
– items you no longer use or want
– do not feel guilty to keep items that were a gift
2. Return items that don’t belong back to their original home. If you find things that don’t belong, put them where they should be.
3. Wipe down the drawer. Clean out the crumbs and wipe down the outside, including the handle or knob.
4. Use drawer dividers or storage systems to organize items neatly. We use plastic bins to keep items together in our “junk drawer.” You might invest in dividers or other systems to keep things together. You find some great ideas HERE.
Keep like items together. Put those that you use most frequently towards the front of the drawer and those you may not use nearly as often towards the back.