Thursday, September 10, 2015

Organize It- Kitchen Junk Drawer & Desk Drawer

We have 2 drawers in our home that seem to get messy more frequently than all of the other organized spaces in our home.

The kitchen junk drawer and my desk drawer.

Jen from iHeartOrganizing issued a mini challenge recently to organize 4 drawers in 4 days. I didn't have 4 drawers that needed to be tackled right now, but this was the perfect time to get these 2 drawers checked off of my list.


The kitchen junk drawer started out looking pretty rough. I found expired coupons, lots of random screws and hardware, scissors that didn't work, and a bunch of things that needed to be put back in my sewing caddy. It was a mess, but it didn't take long at all to whip it back into shape. I didn't purchase anything new for this. The coupon folder was updated with one that I was going to use for something else and never did.

It looks so much better and you can easily tell where things go now. It's hard to tell, but the drawer was already lined with the blue and white quatrefoil paper. It was a TjMaxx find several years ago.

I made the places more defined this time and didn't leave any empty bins begging to be filled with random stuff.

I feel like this is the best the drawer has been so far. It's like everything else in our home. I am constantly tweaking and improving our systems.

Since I added the new dry erase boards in the dining room, the dry erase marks got moved from my desk drawer to the kitchen drawer.


Next up is my desk drawer. There were only a few things that didn't belong, and several things that I decided I really didn't need. I was surprised at how much I ended up tossing out of this drawer.

The surface of my desk isn't very large. It's nice that my planners can be tucked away in the drawer when I am working on my laptop.

I finally feel like there aren't any unnecessary items in my desk. I use the zipper pouch for pens and stickers when I need to pack up my planner for on the go. The notepads are used when I am making our meal plans for the week. I usually scribble out several things before I get it all finalized and transferred to my planner. Everything else is just basic office supplies.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I organized these 2 drawers in our home.

The complete tour is on my YouTube Channel.

Linking this post to: iHeartOrganizing - 4drawers4days mini challenge

*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are genuinely my own as always.

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