So I don't really know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that we have not one but two junk drawers in our kitchen. No matter how many times I've tried to condense the contents down to just one drawer I've failed miserably. I've decided to raise the white flag and just surrender to the fact that we're just junky people.
The truth is though there is a little bit of a method to this madness. One drawer has been designated as the tool junk drawer and one is more of an every man's normal junk drawer. That makes total sense right? These drawers weren't really terrible looking, but in my quest to decrapify I hit them up while making my rounds.
And in the process I realized something about the way my family works. --------- If it's not labeled it won't be put back where it belongs! ---------- Is this true in your house too? I mean, so many of my friends tease me about my label obsession. But it turns out if I don't put a label on the spot where the scissors are supposed to go - they won't ever make it back to the right spot. And I'll be forever searching for a pair of scissors to cut the package of bacon open......and we all know I can't live like that! So you see - labels keep my life running smoothly. So my mantra will continue on........despite my teasing friends.......put a label on it!
Enter this pack of brown paper stickers from the Target dollar spot I picked up over the summer.
Sometimes you bust out your fancy label machine and other times you find a pack of brown paper stickers stuffed into the drawer you're trying to organize and you just roll with it.
I bought these drawer organizers a long time ago, and let me just tell you - they are game changers! SO perfect for all those tiny little itty bitty things. They bring back memories of Hello Kitty pencil boxes...........and all the little compartments inside for your pencil sharpener and erasers. I lived for those cute little plastic boxes......some things never change I guess.
To give the drawers a nice clean look I lined them with a heavy card stock.
And then I put everything back inside.
I know, I know, it's not the greatest before and after you've ever seen.
The before doesn't even look that bad. The thing is when people shove things wherever they want instead of putting them where they belong simple tasks become a project. Streamlining these drawers by pitching all the stuff we don't need and labeling each section so that everything has a designated spot makes things so much easier. Now it's just as easy to put things away as it is to find them.
And the angels are singing once again!
Are you doing any little organizing projects in your home right now? I feel like these little projects are the calm before the holiday storm that is coming very soon. Streamlining, organizing and decrapify-ing will hopefully help to make the hustle and bustle of the holidays feel less hustle-y and bustle-y.