Tackle It Tuesday~My Junk Drawer

On my last shopping trip I picked up all of these baskets for $3. Laura isn't the only one who goes nuts over storage containers.:) I knew that I could use them somewhere around the house. Oh, I just couldn't wait to find a new home for them!
It didn't take me long to put them to use. I recently discovered that I have created a junk drawer in my dresser. That's right--in my dresser! Yesterday I decided to tackle that drawer and make it functional. Here's a "before" picture.

I found CD's, two wallets that I haven't used in a while, empty jewelry tins, a cell phone charger, photos, and a ton of receipts. One of the receipts was from our first trip to Wal-Mart when we moved into this house 18 months ago. Time to throw it out!

I did a thorough purge and realized none of those things needed to go back into the drawer. Hmmm, so, what should go into the drawer? I decided to put my everyday jewelry in it. It's so much faster to just reach in the drawer and grab what I need instead of getting out my jewelry box (which is kept on a shelf far away from little hands) where I keep my "good" jewelry. I placed a piece of non-slip fabric in each basket to keep everything in its place. Here's how the drawer looks now.

One of the boxes was just the perfect size to keep the little girls' jewelry in. That works much better than them keeping it in their rooms.:)

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Tackle It Tuesday~My Junk Drawer
On my last shopping trip I picked up all of these baskets for $3. Laura isn't the only one who goes nuts over storage containers.:) I knew that I could use them somewhere around the house. Oh, I just couldn't wait to find a new home for them!
It didn't take me long to put them to use. I recently discovered that I have created a junk drawer in my dresser. That's right--in my dresser! Yesterday I decided to tackle that drawer and make it functional. Here's a "before" picture.

I found CD's, two wallets that I haven't used in a while, empty jewelry tins, a cell phone charger, photos, and a ton of receipts. One of the receipts was from our first trip to Wal-Mart when we moved into this house 18 months ago. Time to throw it out!

I did a thorough purge and realized none of those things needed to go back into the drawer. Hmmm, so, what should go into the drawer? I decided to put my everyday jewelry in it. It's so much faster to just reach in the drawer and grab what I need instead of getting out my jewelry box (which is kept on a shelf far away from little hands) where I keep my "good" jewelry. I placed a piece of non-slip fabric in each basket to keep everything in its place. Here's how the drawer looks now.

One of the boxes was just the perfect size to keep the little girls' jewelry in. That works much better than them keeping it in their rooms.:)

To see more great feats of accomplishment, visit 5 Minutes for Mom.

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26 Comments:
Anonymous Crystal said...
Wow, that is awesome - what a neat idea!

Blogger Jodi said...
Great job! I love using those little baskets in my drawers too.

Have a great Tuesday!

Blogger Kelly said...
I am inspired! I have several "junk" drawers and I desperately need to work on them. Thank you for sharing your before and after photos!

Blogger Terri said...
Oooh, that looks great! I'm inspired too!

Blessings~

Anonymous Gina said...
That's a great idea! This would work really well for my necklaces. Thanks!

Blogger Julie Fink said...
What a cute idea, "tackle it Tuesday"!

Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...
Very Nice Tackle! It looks so neat and organized. I bet it's more convenient for you too.

Blogger Happymama said...
Wow, you really did organize, didn't you? :) Love those containers!!

~Krsiti

Blogger Julie in Texas said...
Beautiful! I love that you can see everything at a glance.

Great tackle!

Blogger crissybug said...
Looks super! Great job!

Anonymous Jeanie said...
Great tackle! That will hopefully be me by the end of the day! Woo! Nice job!

Blogger Rean Day said...
Such a smart idea with the non-skid material in the baskets! Knowing me I would forget that part and the first time I opened the drawer everything would go FLYING!! LOL Great Job

Blogger Babystepper said...
Aaahh, the junk drawer. Right. Congrats on yours. I really need to get started on mine. I have a sneaking suspicion that I don't need almost everything in there. I just can't throw it away.

Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...
I'm impressed over the fact that none of the earlier things got back in the drawer. And how the result came out. Really neat!

Blogger Melissa said...
What a great idea! It looks great.

Blogger Susan P. said...
Ah, the "dreaded" junk drawer! We ALL have them:) Yours turned out not only looking great but also being very functional! BTW, on a personal note, I want to send my most heartfelt thanks to you for your lovely note. It meant so much to me.

Blogger Q&Q said...
Oh how cute! Now I really want some of those baskets! Great job! Thanks for stopping by.

Blogger Jen said...
Soooo much better. Great use of those handy containers. Thanks for sharing!

Blogger Tammy said...
Great use of the containers! =)

Blogger org junkie said...
Hello! I never get tired of looking at before and after pictures! Oh and how I love to find another container junkie friend!

Great job!
Laura (orgjunkie)

Blogger Susan said...
I like your solution, and doesn't it feel good to get a whole drawer cleaned out and find a whole new use for it!

Blogger Sarah said...
What a great idea Mrs C. Your drawer looks very organised.

Anonymous Debbie said...
Oh I like this idea for the jewelry. I would never have thought of it! Looks so nice. Great job!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday! Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

Anonymous Barbara H. said...
That's wonderful! At first I was thinking the jewelry would slide around when you opened and closed the drawer until you mentioned the non-slip fabric. That was a stroke of genius! :)

I didn't get my tackle finished and posted until yesterday evening.

Blogger Arlene said...
Oooh, I love baskets; I think I'm addicted to them. My hubby has to make sure he's holding on tightly to my arm when we pass an aisle or storage containers or baskets, LOL. I need to show him this post, though, and maybe he'll let me buy some more baskets, hehehe!

Blogger Arlene said...
*pass an aisle WITH storage containers or baskets

oops :P

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