Here is a standard kitchen junk drawer. To organize it you will need some shoeboxes, or plastic, or wooden containers to organize the space. I got 3 Christmas boxes and organized our kitchen junk drawer into them.
Step 1: REMOVE EVERYTHING
Take everything out of the drawer.
Step 2: CLEAN
Wash out the drawer.
Step 3: FIND CONTAINERS
Choose containers that fill the space with ease. You could purchase plastic containers or simply use gift or shoe boxes. If you are going to purchase your organization container, then make sure to measure the spaces’ length, height, and depth. Write down the measurements. Take your measurements and measuring tape to the store to make sure the containers will fit.
Step 4: SPEED SORT
Sort the items into your container; for example you could have a box for crayons, pens/pencils, and miscellaneous. Place the boxes in the drawer. If the boxes slip around then fold up a rag and put it in the back of the drawer to hold the boxes in place. My boxes didn’t fill the space so I had a long, empty space to store scissors and rulers.
Step 5: LABEL
Don’t forget to label your boxes or all your work will be undone before you can say BOO!
Here’s a before photo from the top down:
Here’s a before photo from the side:
Here’s an after photo from the top down:
Here’s the after photo from the side: