Kitchen Junk Drawer Overhaul

Peaceful Place recently tackled one of the most common organizational pitfalls:  the kitchen junk drawer.   Since the kitchen is the most-used room in the house, any stray object finds its way into this spot.   The ideal purpose purpose of this drawer is to hold the following types of things:

  1. Office supplies: Pens, pencils, pads of paper, Post-its, tape - if you don't have an office area in your kitchen
  2. Household tools - scissors, tape measure, super glue, small screwdrivers
  3. Pet medicine & supplies
  4. Rubber bands, bag clips, hair elastics
  5.  Spare change
  6. First aid - bandaids & ointment
  7. Keys
  8. Chargers
  9.  Sunscreen & lip balm
  10.  Coupons & gift cards

The trouble comes when people have outdated chargers & keys, and too many of all the above objects.   We used containers from the Dollar Store with rubber bottoms to prevent sliding - also, the drawer has a grip liner, always a good idea.     An idea for what to do with assorted screws and parts which might go to something, but you're not sure what:  Put them in a box with a label to go through it 6 months from now.  If you haven't needed it in that time, it's okay to part with it.