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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Organizing the Junk Drawer

A part of my deep cleaning plan this week was to tackle a hidden spot in our home.  We have not one but two junk drawers.  We have old cabinets that have shallow drawers so their use is limited.  However they are perfect for small tools and pens and pencils and.....junk!
Our home is very tidy and clean, these drawers are very uncharacteristic messy, inefficient and well, actually embarrassing!  I had already removed and sorted onto the counter the items from the right drawer.  Oh my goodness!  It didn't grow to this over night.  As we brought things in from our work area to use in the house we would put them in the drawer to take back out "later".  When we came across small things we didn't know what to do with like a nail and screw or push pin we would drop it in the drawer.  Gradually it filled up to overflowing.  So I dug in and got to work.   I needed some drawer organizers so I looked around the house and found some nice sized boxes that I could cut down and use to organize the contents of the drawers.  I sorted the belongings and removed and placed everything that needed to go back out to the work area and took it out there.  Now all I have left to deal with is the items that do truly stay inside.
What a big difference!  Even though these drawers are out of sight it feels so good to know they are tidy and ready to use.  These drawers are now efficient and will benefit everyone in our home...and no, I had no idea we had THAT many ink pens!!! lol :)

6 comments:

Little Home In The Country said...

GREAT job! It always feels so good to tackle jobs like that.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Looks great Amy! If your house is like mine, many of your ink pens do not actually write. I hide my nice gel pens because they disappear somehow...

Rose said...

Do you do what I do and keep sneaking back to have a look at your industry? :)

prairieharmony said...

Thank you for your cheers, how very sweet :) Sherri, it does feel great to get this job tackled. Deb, I knew I had been dropping pens in this drawer but WOW lol. I actually tested them all and wiped them down because like you I had several just holding space and non functional :) Rose, I won't admit to how many times I opened the drawers and glanced inside :) Ahhhhh so organized lol

BLD in MT said...

Quite the improvement in your before and after photos! I sure love when everything has a place and is in its place. I spend so much less time looking for things I can't find! : ) Good work.

prairieharmony said...

I feel the same way BLD in MT, thank you so much :)