......I have two drawers in my kitchen that measure 12in. wide by 21 in. deep.
I keep a varied amount of goodies in them, ranging from lip gloss to gorilla glue, pens, sewing needles etc. I am sure you get the picture.
Let me show you what I mean………
Drawer #1 has my writing pens, pencils, calendar, phone book, fast food menus etc. You get the picture don’t you?
Drawer #2 has more crafty related items, glue, chalk, scissors, tape, paint brushes, batteries and the like. Oh yes, and Bubble Gum tape,it is the best. I say it is for the kiddos, but I love it too!!!
So how in the world am I going to get a 3’x5’ pile of goodies back in the 12in. x 21in. drawers?
- categorize like items
- contain items in appropriate size containers (I used what I had on hand so I could get done.)
Surprise for you and me! I made it all fit!!!
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
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Drawer dividers are a must for me. I have used what I already had, but if I were to upgrade I would get these from the Container store.
Stackable bamboo drawer dividers:
Single layer bamboo divider:
A less expensive option:
I keep all of my take-out menus in a zip-loc bag.
Below would be my upgrade:
Take out menu holder
Contain all paper clips, rubber bands, tacks, stick-pins:
I don’t like these items on the loose in an open container. I have used old film containers with lids to store these small items and it works great for me.
Another way to keep the junk drawers from getting junky is to NOT let the other people that live with you ever, ever touch them!!
Of course, I am just kidding on that point!
I hope this helped a little bit to motivate you to get going on your organizing.
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