Junk Drawers to Useful Drawers

I recently went home and was in cleaning mode, so I went through a few of my drawers to organize a bit. You know how most people have one junk drawer? Well I had much more than one, so I cleaned the drawers that weren’t organized out and did some reorganizing.

  1. I took a smaller box and a laundry basket for all of the objects in the drawers.
  2. I put small trinkets in the small box and all the larger objects into the laundry basket.
  3. Then I put all the different objects into their designated drawers.
  4. Anything that didn’t belong in a drawer I kept in the box and laundry basket. This is where I stopped.

I am now writing this second portion a few days later. I have been trying to find some organization tips throughout the past few days.

The segment I wrote above is what I started to do but I didn’t end up finishing before I went back to school so my room is currently a disaster. However, I am home once again and am going to try a new approach. The first approach worked, but it didn’t help with the bulk of the problem.

  1. Now, I am going to take every messy drawer or any out of place object and put it in a huge heap in the center of my floor.
  2. Then, I will take out a few items at a time and put them away. Any objects that need to be put in a different room in my house I will put in a laundry basket to put away later (by leaving the room you may get sidetracked or the task of organizing may seem like a bigger task than it really is).

I will report back in a bit to tell you my progress!

So far, it seems like the second plan definitely worked better. I have much less on my floor, and I have been able to get rid of a lot more stuff. By putting everything in a pile, I was able to see how many out of place items I had. From here, I condensed any lotions or hand sanitizers I had of the same kind. I trashed anything I really didn’t need.

Yes, some things are hard to get rid of even if you know you will never use it. But trust me it is definitely worth it to get rid of the extra clutter.

For those items you really can’t get rid of but don’t want in your area anymore, put them in a storage container and put the container in your basement or garage. You will still have anything of value but it will no longer be cluttering your life!


I know this may seem a little confusing but if you look above, I italicized what the most important parts are. Organizing is a difficult thing and everyone does it differently. I do hope that this post helped give you some perspective that A) you’re not the only one who has organization issues and B) that you can find everything a place.

What are some organization tips that you have?


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Okay... so something about me. I love dogs(who doesn't?). Oh, cats too. I love hearing people's stories. I love being organized. I love letting loose. I love Summer. I love the rain and house-shaking thunderstorms. I like when things match. I love to exercise and aim for a happier and healthier lifestyle. I am an art fanatic(speaking of which, I should work on a new post about art). I love my family. I love my friends. I love my boyfriend. I love the feeling of being free. I love DIYs. I could list so many more things, I love but there's the gist. Now for some structured writing...I am currently a college student who has always wanted to find a way to give someone a spark or the initiative to do something they have always wanted to do. With this blog I want to show you different crafts, show you different movies or television shows or give you some insight on what is going on with me. By doing this I hope that something that I post will inspire you to try something new or something that you've always wanted to try.

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