Having things organized in our homes leads to more intentional living. When I know exactly where the stamps are or a screwdriver or a certain spice to cook with it saves me time. Saving time leads to less stressful moments and smoother days. For me anyway!
I recently organized our junk drawers, yes plural, it was that bad. Are you picturing yours in your head right now?
We have been in this house a little over a year and this is the first time I actually went through the stuff that had collected in there. I realized half of it belonged in other places and that led me to believe I could purge some more and condense it all into one drawer.
The spice problem is what started all of this. I needed the baskets in this drawer to hold the spices so then the drawer ended up even messier and I knew there had to be a better solution.
Here’s the before:
Those two drawers were condensed into this one:
That’s a lot of batteries! We aren’t usually stocked so well but my mother in law was just in town.
What I purged:
- pens, markers, and highlighters that weren’t working anymore
- items that belonged in other areas of the house (printer labels, an extra drawer organizer, kid pens, random nails and screws)
- old printer ink
- extra calculators
- old budget sheets
Once I had purged those items it was really easy to organize it into one. Now I have an empty drawer, which is awesome, but I need to figure out a purpose for it or it could become overflow junk again.