Everything You Need to Organize Your Junk Drawer

A few new trays, some essential gadgets and tips from the editors at HGTV Magazine will change everything.

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January 12, 2023
Neat and Tidy Junk Drawer

Organized Junk Drawer

HGTV Magazine gave this junk drawer an organization overhaul with plenty of trays and handy gadgets.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Jazz Up Your Junk Drawer:

With These Organizing Ideas

  • Line your drawer with removable wallpaper. It wipes clean and comes in so many patterns!
  • Vary your container sizes. A mini tray is perfect for stamps and matches, while larger ones can corral oddly shaped gadgets like flashlights or keys. If you're always losing your glasses, make a rimmed tray their new home base.

  • Avoid crumpled receipts by laying them flat and securing them together with a binder clip.

  • A nest of tangled cords will make any drawer look messy. Corral them with Velcro cable ties and cord wraps.

  • If you keep spare keys in here, make sure you label them. Customized acrylic tags on each key ring will do the trick.

And These Genius Tools

  • A lint roller is key for quick touch-ups as you’re heading out the door. A retractable one takes up minimal space.

  • A label maker is an organizer’s best friend. A super compact model can be stored anywhere.

  • Must-have supplies like a flashlight and glue are common residents of the junk drawer. A small multi-tool is also handy to stash here.

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