The Organizing Junkie holds Monthly Organizing Round-Ups (click the image above to read more) and this month she is asking everyone to dig the junk out of their drawers and get them organized once and for all. Her method of choice is to use the Process Steps, which I will try and share with you via the photos below, look for the highlighted letters that spell out "process". I hope you enjoy snooping through my mess and learn something in the process!
Plan of attack- utensil drawer. Why? It's messy, it's overflowing, it's hard to open and close because things get stuck, I know there are things in here I have never used and last but not least it could use a good wipe-down. This drawer is more for kitchen odds and ends because my actual utensils are held in two canisters by the stove.
Remove Items. Isn't empty space inspiring? Maybe I'm just weird. Don't answer that.
Organize. Do those Chiclets really belong in the utensil drawer? (Where did they even come from and how old are they?!)
This is the purge pile. See anything you would actually use? These items have never been used by yours truly but I've had them for years. If you live near me/if I see you regularly and you could use a hamburger patty shaper,
The kitchen aid attachments went into the mixer bowl where they actually belong.
Containerize. You don't have to use fancy-schmancy containers, your old stained ones and tupperware containers you no longer use work great and they are easier on the budget!
Solve and Simplify.
Look at my beautiful, useful drawer now. It opens and closes with ease. It holds things that I actually use, it is clean, the items I use most are in the front, IT WORKS! I hope my before and after photos inspire you to tackle a few of your own drawers. You can get more organizing inspiration by visiting the others who linked up via the Mr. Linky in this post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie!