Say good-bye to junk drawers and clutter-topped desks and shelves.
Use these clever solutions to keep small items organized and easy to find.
Control clutter in a junk drawer with this low-cost solution. Here silicone cupcake liners hold small, loose items. An egg carton stashes items such as thumb tacks and staples in the egg cups and larger items such as pencils, a calculator, and a pair of scissors on the other side.
Expert Tip: Make one of these for the laundry room and fill it with all the little things that come out of the dryer such as coins and buttons. Dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint.
Divide & Conquer
Three quarter-inch-deep baking pans make perfect dividers for shallow deck drawers. Separate office supplies in one, bill-paying essentials in another, and miscellaneous items such as a lint brush, lip balm, and a sewing kit in the last one.
Expert Tip: As you organize a desk drawer, decide what to keep, what to toss, and what to move to a new spot. Throw away all duplicates and mysterious odds and ends.
This pan will do more than help you cook when you use it to compartmentalize office supplies. Use an inexpensive cupcake pan to organize small items that have a tendency to get lost in drawers.
Round Up Drawer Items
Here simple wood and ceramic containers corral Q-tips and makeup brushes in a bathroom drawer. Scan kitchen and laundry room cabinets for similar containers (glass jars, coffee cups, plastic food containers, etc.) to fit in your drawers.
Expert Tip: Examine your medicine cabinet and bathroom drawers every other month and toss expired and unused items.
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