Sunday, July 20, 2008

Organizing in 15 Minutes - The Junk Drawer

What can you do with 15 minutes of your time? This will be the first of many blogs which will spotlight organizing in 15 minutes:

Junk drawer

Today we'll focus on that staple in just about every kitchen - the junk drawer. Take 15 minutes and clean out your junk drawer. Take out everything and place it on the counter. Throw away all the old straws, gum wrappers, ancient rubber bands, bent paper clips and nails, old nail files, and anything else that isn't useful and doesn't belong in your kitchen.

Purchase a divided drawer organizer - measure your drawer first - and organize accordingly. Here's what's in my junk drawer:

Screwdrivers - separate compartments for Phillips and straight
Scotch tape
White out
Thumb tacks
Box cutter
Swiss army knife
Eyeglass kit
Electrical tape
Matches & lighter

The key to keeping an organized junk drawer is to evaluate everything that goes into the drawer. Otherwise, the junk will begin to pile up again.

15 minutes is all it takes to tackle any small organizing job.

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