First up. The Junk Drawer....dun dun dunnnnnnn. Everyone has one...well everyone except my mother who is perfectly organized in every way. I take after my dad.....
This was our junk drawer.
To tackle this project I visited my very favorite dollar store and picked up some little baskets - 4 for $1.25...can't go wrong! I use these EVERYWHERE.
Then, I took out the drawer and emptied it on to the kitchen table...well I emptied it in an organized fashion...
Among all the pens, permanent/dry-erase markers and random office supplies there was also:
- 10 "D" batteries
- 5 "AA" batteries
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- 1 "C?" battery
**** it is unknown whether any of these batteries are still useable****
- 3 packages sweet pea flower seeds
- 6 pads of post-it notes
- Scratch remover for CD's
- a piece of hardware for the kitchen faucet
- needle nose pliers (so that's where they've been all this time)
- two rusty xacto knives
- 3 lighters
- some metal clip ...that metal thing in the middle that is shaped like an 8
- misc. screws, nails and picture holders
Unfortunately I did not find the household scissors we have been missing for at least two months. Lord knows where those are....I sure don't.
Now, thanks to my trusty dollar store baskets this is our new and improved junk drawer! Everything has home - pens and pencils on the left, dry-erase and highlighters on the right, our huge collection of permanent markers on the bottom and smaller office supplies in the middle. Yay! My blood pressure drops a few points just looking at it!
What projects have you been putting off?