JUNK DRAWER ORGANIZING

Introduction: JUNK DRAWER ORGANIZING

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, le…

JUNK DRAWERS. Yes, I'm sure we all have at least ONE! For the spring cleaning contest I'm entering this.

Step 1: EMPTY AND CLEAN THE JUNK DRAWER

I took everything out of the junk drawer and placed them on the kitchen table trying to group items as best I could.

Step 2: WHAT TO KEEP

I looked at all the stuff one by one and asked myself, "Kink, when was the last time you used this item?" If the answer was, "A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." I knew it was time to separate it from the herd.

Step 3: PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW

Once the items were separated I made a table of contents and boxed it up. At my leisure, I went through each item and returned it to its proper place. For example, my dad's picture and the negatives went into our photo collection storage. All office supply items were stored in a file cabinet in the attic: markers, pens, hole punch, magnifying ruler, and reinforcements. And so on until eventually everything had a home and those that didn't were deep-sixed.

Step 4: FINDER KEEPERS

Things I regularly used went back into the drawer. The drawer was returned to the desk.

Step 5: IN CONCLUSION

SPRING CLEANING HELPFUL HINTS

Here are things you might not consider.

Make a plan. Don't look at the whole and be overwhelmed. Break it down into small tasks. Baby steps.

Start high and work low. Feather dust your ceilings. Don't forget the tops of doors and the door casings and the door panels if there are any. And tops of pictures. And the tops of light switches and outlet receptacles. Yes, tops of things collect dust.

Feather dust the walls. You'd be surprised how much dust collects on the walls.

Then use elbow grease for all the rest.

Let me know what you think of this Instructable. All comments are appreciated and all questions are answered.

Kink

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    2 Comments

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    1 year ago

    UGH JUNK DRAWERS
    I hate them but my partner won and we ended up with one. I bought tons of little plastic containers to organize it but it still makes my skin crawl haha

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    Reply 1 year ago

    I've got more than one and dread attempting to organize them. It always seems as if the things coming out of one go into another.