Want a Jammin’ Junk Drawer?

I’ve been reading a lot of blog postings about junk drawers lately. I think because it’s a quick and easy project for those who have resolved to become more organized in the new year. One reason why your junk drawer is an easy project is because there are many different  products available to customize your drawers and make them work for you.

I love this drawer organizer, called the Everything Organizer from The Container Store. It’s big and double-leveled, so make sure that it will work for your drawer space. It’s got small, medium and large compartments for all kinds of stuff. I am using this in a desk drawer to hold some of the odd items I like to keep handy, like a large stapler, hand lotion and giant binder clips. You can also get this at Target.

If you want to customized a drawer so each member of your family has a space to drop their stuff, try an Expand-a-Drawer organizer from The Container Store. It says it’s for utensils, but why not use it for a junk drawer? It stretches to fit the space and offers large sections for keys, cell phones, sunglasses and wallets. Get what I am alluding to? It would be great to use in a drawer in your entry, so everyone can drop their items as they enter the house.

If you can’t find an organizer to accommodate your drawer space, try these Interlocking-Drawer organizer from The Container Store. It allows you to truly customize your drawer for whatever you need. The trick is to plan what you need before you go to the store to make your purchase. Measure your drawer and note the types of items you want to store inside, so you are ready to determine what will work when you are standing in the isle at the store. This item can also be found at Target as well.

Don’t like plastic? You will find wire mesh, bamboo and acrylic models of similar items as well. You can even get colorful with these Squish Drawer organizers from The Container Store. For the frugal organizer, use small jewelry gift boxes or cut down tissue boxes or cereal boxes. The cardboard version won’t last as long, but they’re free!

Try this quick organizing project to give you the confidence that you can do it everywhere else in your home. Have fun!


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3 Responses to Want a Jammin’ Junk Drawer?

  1. Love the various ideas. They work great in bathroom drawers too.

  2. Yes Melissa. I recently used bamboo flatware organizers in a clients bathroom drawers. Very Zen! Now she can locate her tweezers with ease.

  3. Pingback: Organizing All Over Again « Easy-Going Organizer

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