Everyone has a junk drawer. It usually collects dust and, well, junk! It’s time to get that cleaned out and organized to know what you have!
Welcome to Day 2 of the 6 day Kitchen Organization challenge! Hopefully you had time to get your pantry in order yesterday, and you are ready to move on to today’s task. If not, don’t worry, you can always play catch-up today.
Originally Published On: November 1, 2021
Today’s Task: The Junk Drawer
Almost every kitchen has one, a junk drawer. That drawer that all the random little things go that you don’t have anywhere better to keep them. Usually things are just tossed in there and it become a mess. As long as you only have the one drawer, this one shouldn’t take you too long.
- Take everything out of the drawer.
- Wipe down the drawer if needed.
- Sort through everything and make 3 piles: trash/donate, keep in the drawer, keep but belongs somewhere else
- Group similar things, such as chip clips, pens, to-go menus… whatever else you keep in there, so you know how much room you need for each group.
- Decide if you need something to help organize the drawer. I find that modular drawer organizers work well for me since there are multiple sizes.
- Put everything back in the drawer and marvel at the level of organization you now have.
Inspiration & Resources
I put together a blog post with a list of some of my favorite organization products for the kitchen that you can find here: 7 Favorite Organizing Products for the Kitchen
If you are looking for some ideas for pantry and kitchen organization, I created a Pinterest board that you can find here: https://www.pinterest.com/sonshinekitchen/kitchen-organization-decor/
My Junk Drawer
We just have one small junk drawer in our kitchen. I found these modular organizers at Walmart a couple of years ago and they work great. You can see I have our chip clips (and a few extra batteries) in the large compartment. Next to that is a couple of pens, sharpies, scissors, and a small screwdriver (for all those toys that need it to replace the batteries). The far-right compartment is our wine stoppers. Above that are our box tops to give to the school and the superglue. On the far right is Tyler’s glasses case, eye patches, and camera, along with the chargers for their kindles.
- 6 Days to an Organized Kitchen
- Day 1: The Pantry
- Day 3: The Refrigerator and Freezer
- Day 4: Under the Sink
- Day 5: The Cabinets
- Day 6: Catch-Up
If you have any questions, need any help, want suggestions on your unique situation, feel free to send me an email and I can give you some guidance!
Take some before/after photos and post them online using #sonshinekitchen so we can all see the progress you are making!