GOAL OR­GA­NIZE YOUR JUNK DRAWER

Throw out what you don’t need, sort what you do, and fi­nally bring or­der to your messi­est kitchen draw­ers.

Secrets of Getting Organized - - Kitchen + Pantry Quick & Easy Solutions - WRITER RE­NEE FREEMON MUL­VI­HILL

EDIT YOUR STUFF

and plan to store only es­sen­tials in the kitchen. “If you need 20 rub­ber bands but you have 100, store the ex­tras in an ‘of­fice sup­ply sec­tion’ in an­other area of the home,” pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer Jen­nifer Ford Berry sug­gests.

GROUP LIKE ITEMS

to­gether. Pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer Bar­bara Re­ich rec­om­mends us­ing drawer in­serts and or­ga­niz­ers, op­po­site, to cre­ate specifi c spots for pen­cils and pens, of­fice sup­plies, or even petty cash. Give each drawer a specifi c pur­pose— and get away from think­ing of it all as “junk.”

LA­BEL A LOT

if you want to keep your drawer or­ga­nized. Add la­bels to specifi c com­part­ments within each drawer, right. This will en­sure that all fam­ily mem­bers know where things should be put away later.

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