How To Declutter The Junk Drawer In One Easy Step!

How to declutter the junk drawer in one easy step

The junk drawer, aptly named because it’s the drawer where you stick all the stuff you can’t be bothered to put away.

We use the excuse that we need to keep “it” in this drawer because it’s “handy”.

Not so handy having to dig through reams of other junk when we need “it” though is it?

Let’s examine the typical contents of the junk drawer.

  • Tape measure ~ Should be in the toolbox.
  • Phone chargers ~Should be at the charging station.
  • Sticky tape ~ Should be with the stationary.
  • Pens ~ Should also be with the stationary.
  • Nail clippers ~ Should be with the nail stuff.
  • Random keys ~ Should be on the key hook.
  • Random cables ~ Should be in the cable box.
  • Hair bobbles ~  Should be in the bedroom
  • Medicine ~ Medicine cabinet


Do you catch my drift?

How to declutter the  junk drawer 

Everything residing in your junk drawer belongs somewhere else in the home.
Tip it all out and go and put it all away. No more trying to organise the junk drawer, just go and put it all away.
Now, use the newly empty drawer to get something off your countertops or surfaces and out of sight, and voila you’ve killed two birds with one stone!

If you’re looking for motivation to start decluttering, the junk drawer is a great place to start, it’s a five-minute job which will free up space in your kitchen.

As you start to declutter your junk drawer you should start to realise that we often just shove things where they don’t belong when we are in a hurry, this is the slippery slope of clutter and the reason most of us can’t stay organised. Having a drawer solely dedicated to “junk”  is fooling ourselves into believing that it’s ok just to shove things in the nearest drawer or cupboard.

Let’s break this habit today, starting with decluttering the junk drawer!

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  1. lisalambert38 -

    March 8, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I have several junk drawers and to much clutter on counter tops it’s. Early spring clean time so will have to sort them out and use them more productively I think thanks for the reminder though

  2. wonderlingblog

    March 14, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Gosh we have a craft drawer that I seriously need to attack. These tips are great, will definitely consider the points when looking at it!

  3. onelazychic

    March 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

    oh..u reminded me how many junk drawer i have. I am going to de-cluttered them one by one now.

  4. ellhamm

    March 14, 2017 at 11:22 am

    very nice post.I enjoyed reading every bit of it.

  5. charles

    March 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for this post.its so nice.I really like reading from your blog too.

  6. Veera Junnila

    March 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    This is so good! It is so hard to get rid of stuff! Thanks for this!

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