The kitchen junk drawer. I think every one of us would raise our hands if I asked if you had one of these. From coupons to pens to menus and more, it seems to be the place where good items go to die. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the secret tips on how to organize kitchen drawers?
Honestly, it seems that all of our kitchen drawers get messy before any other space in our home. Every couple of months, I take the time to go through them all, one by one, to get them cleaned and organized.
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HOW TO ORGANIZE KITCHEN DRAWERS
1. Remove everything from the drawer
Take everything out of the drawer. As you do, place them in one of three stacks:
– items you still use.
– items you may not use often, but do from time to time.
– tape, stapler, pens, and pencils
– broken items
– dishcloths or towels with holes or worn out
– pens or markers that no longer work
– paperwork that is no longer needed
– items you no longer use or want
– do not feel guilty to keep items that were a gift
2. Return items that don’t belong back to their original home
If you find things that don’t belong, put them where they should be. Don’t keep them in the drawer to deal with later. Get up and take them where they should go.
3. Wipe down the drawer
Clean out the crumbs and wipe down the outside, including the handle or knob.
4. Use drawer dividers or storage systems to organize items neatly.
Find small baskets or organizers to keep items together. You find some great ideas HERE.
Keep like items together. Put those that you use most frequently towards the front of the drawer and those you may not use nearly as often towards the back.