Declutter Motivation: How To Declutter The Junk Drawer
If you’re struggling to know how to declutter the junk drawer we will talk you through the steps and give you the declutter motivation you need to take to banish kitchen clutter forever!
I just want to throw it out there, that it is virtually impossible to organise clutter.
And, the junk drawer is literally somewhere you stash your clutter.
With that being said, it’s not going to be easy to declutter the junk drawer and keep it decluttered for any length of time, especially if your family shove stuff in there on a regular basis.
You and your family members may use the excuse that you need to keep your clutter in the junk drawer because it’s “handy”.
However, it’s not so handy having to dig through reams of other junk in the drawer, when you need something in a hurry.
Let’s examine the typical contents of the junk drawer.
- Tape measure ~ keep in the toolbox.
- Phone chargers ~ keep at the charging station.
- Sticky tape ~ keep with the stationary.
- Pens ~ keep with the stationary.
- Nail clippers ~ keep with beauty products or in the bathroom cabinet.
- Random keys ~ keep on a designated on the key hook.
- Random cables ~ declutter if not needed.
- Hair bobbles ~ keep in the bedroom
- Medicine ~ keep all together in a medicine cabinet
- Plastic bags~keep in the car boot for shopping
- Lipbalm ~ keep in with the beauty products or makeup kit
- Flasks and bottle lids should be stored with the bottles and flasks
- sandwich bags ~should live with the Tupperware for easy food prep.
Every single item in the junk drawer has another home, there is absolutely no reason to accumulate all that stuff together in one random drawer!
I organised this drawer specifically for meal planning and batch cooking after all the other items were returned to where they belong.
How to declutter the junk drawer.
Everything residing in the 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, declutter something from your countertops or surfaces and put it out of sight into the drawer, and voila you’ve killed two birds with one stone! Look at your kitchen counters, what could you put in your newly emptied drawer?
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 and will make a big difference to your kitchen space.
As you start decluttering the junk drawer you should start to realise that you often just shove things where they don’t belong when you 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.
Have a think about the other drawers in your house, do you have more than one junk drawer, if so put that on your decluttering to do list!
Let’s break this habit today, starting with decluttering the junk drawer!
Junk Drawer Organizers.
If going cold turkey is too much for you and you can’t get rid of your junk drawer altogether you might want to use a junk drawer organizer such as this one to keep all your little bits and bobs together.
Why not put a knife block into your new empty drawer to keep your knives sharp and organised! click on the image to order from Amazon.
Why not use your drawer as a charging station for your devices!
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