I'm not one to present problems without solutions, but we're in the home-buying process so our time in this place is limited which makes me hesitant (hesitant is not the right word- refuse maybe?) to invest any money (literally any, even $5) into organizing or bettering our current abode. However, for my Type A personality, some things need to be fixed (junk drawers, tornado-ridden pantries, cluttered closet space). Enter: new series: Organizing Life in a Place You Literally Can't Even Invest $1 On.
Part I: The Kitchen Junk Drawer
Every time I opened our junk drawer I needed a paper bag on hand to breathe into as panic attacks set in. No more panic attacks (over the junk drawer at least).
Here's what I did:
- Saved all things cardboard (pictured: Freezer bag box, aluminum foil box, cereal box)
- Cut the bottom out of the boxes (my new box things are about 3 inches tall. this depends on how big your drawers are. You want them big enough to hold a few items but short enough to close the drawers)
- Arrange them in the drawer
- Put junk in them (Sidenote: if you get as excited as me try categorizing the sections! Office supplies in here, oven stuff in here, wine stuff in here)
- If you have time/paint you can paint these or mod podge them and make them pretty! But really I'm not trying to do anything permanent here.