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Junk drawer no more

Updated: April 6, 2012 11:48 AM EDT
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By Marisa Belger
From Green Goes Simple


This spring, make a commitment to organize your junk drawer (or drawers!).

Digging into your junk will reveal forgotten treasures, and clearing the clutter will bring you peace of mind.

Currently, your junk drawer is probably a tangle of extension cords, safety pins, pens and scraps of paper, but you can regain order and turn this black-hole space into a user-friendly utility drawer.


Control Those Wires


Extension cords, extra cell phone chargers and miscellaneous USB cords often find a home in the junk drawer. Tame those wild wires by storing them in paper towel or toilet paper tubes.


Stash the Small Stuff


Why waste time digging for safety pins, paper clips and thumbtacks?

You don't need to buy pricey organizers, either. Keep your small stuff organized by slotting them in empty film canisters, ice cube trays or baby food jars.


Create Compartments


Transform a freeform, unorganized junk drawer into a high-functioning storage space by creating large compartments.

Use utensil trays to store scissors, screwdrivers and other tools. Or create separate spaces in the drawer by standing up pieces of cardboard.




Marisa Belger's work has appeared in Travel + Leisure Family, Natural Health, Prevention and TODAYShow.com, where she wrote a column about eco-friendly living. She was an editor at Lime.com and collaborated with author Josh Dorfman on his bestselling books, The Lazy Environmentalist and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget. She is the managing editor of and frequent contributor to Green Goes Simple.


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