Task 4 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The Organised Housewife Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday from February (during January it will be randomly as I am publishing The Back to School Series).  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).

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Decluttering Header Task 4

The Junk Drawer

The junk drawer… a drawer that hold anything that doesn’t have a home, random pens, cables, paperclips, receipts etc, all in a disorganised mess.

Todays task is to:

  • empty all the contents of your junk drawer onto the table (lay down a tablecloth or newspaper before emptying contents).
  • Throw out items you no longer need
  • Put away items that already have a designated home
  • Clean the drawer with a damp cloth
  • Group the rest of the items into categories
  • Create a place for each of the grouped items; or
  • Fill this drawer with little divider containers to help keep it organised and to ‘hopefully’ try and prevent it from becoming a miscellaneous untidy drawer.

Organise the drawer using containers similar to these I use in my kitchen drawers


Junk Drawer Organisation Inspiration

Use extendable drawer organisers to utilise all the space in the drawer  |  image credit


use ice-cube tray to organise small bits and pieces  |  image credit, unknown


use trays that can sit on top of each other  |  image credit unknown


Beautifully organised  |  image credit – censational-style


Repurpose egg cartons  |  image credit


What items have you found in your junk drawer?

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 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home


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