Where does this go?

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Have you got a junk drawer? If you do not, then you’re either a two-year-old or you’re blessed with all the no-pack-rat gene.

“Honey, where can I locate a screw to match this mount?” Calls my husband out of the kitchen.

“From the junk drawer” I shout from upstairs.

Do you sometimes believe you’ve become cluttered or have trouble finding things? If you are just starting out at a new location, then you do not need to worry about this issue, unless you’re moving from an old location. If you’re moving from an old location, then you’re most likely to replicate the identical junk problem on your new location. Whether you have crap or are going to begin creating crap, here are a few strategies to become more organized.

First, I must inform you that I am a junk drawer urge. If you’re over 18, you will need junk drawers. If you’re excessively organized and do not have crap drawers, then you do not need to read any further.

Finally… the drawer will not close.

This obeys the principle of”keep it in which you use it.”

If you’ve got another drawer with the identical stuff, look at putting”like with like” unless you will need the duplicate items in a different area.

Secret number two would be to put a few baggies and masking tape with a pencil in each drawer. When you end up throwing something to the drawer, such as a charging cable, place it in the baggy and write down exactly what it goes to. This technique also works well for toy components and miscellaneous hardware and electronics.

Secret number three would be to sort the drawers two times per year. With little boxes and baggies handy, eliminate the things you’re not using and put them together from all of the drawers. If you are the pack rat (“Honey, I know I will want this broken blender foundation someday”), then each these things will go into a marked box in the attic or garage. If you are not the pack rat, then determine what could be recycled, thrown out, or contributed to the thrift shop.

Finally, purchase a number of clear plastic jar sets from the community household goods shop and set these in strategic places for screws, tools, hardware and glues, and other types such as batteries and electronics. The options are endless. If you’re fortunate enough to have a few cabinets, then you can designate an entire shelf to those distinctive organizers.

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