Lindsay Gill: Save hours with this junk drawer makeover!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Save hours with this junk drawer makeover!

I keep telling myself, "I'm going to beat the system!"  What they heck am I talking about?  I'm talking about mornings, afternoons, and nights that are filled with chaos...trying to find things and be on time, and get everyone showered!  I'm talking about waking up at 5 am and still being late to my 7:30 am workday.  So while I may never beat the system, I'm certainly striving for constant and never ending improvement.  Even if we save some time and avoid some arguments, that's a win.  

So everyone has a junk drawer.  Ours is in our kitchen.  It is counter-intuitive to me to buy something to organize a space...I naturally think that organizing involves getting rid of things.  But the spaces that continue to stay clean and organized are the spaces for which I've bought an "organizer."  These blue separates were a few dollars at Marshall's.  Let's talk about what you often can't find and yet need frequently and quickly.  Here's what I've come up with.

1.  Tape
2.  A 6 piece screw driver
3.  Tylenol
4. Hand sanitizer
5.  Cash/coins
6. Tide stick
7.  Flashlight
8.  Measuring Tape
9.  Stamps
10.  Sticky notes
11.  Artificial tears
12.  Pens
13.  Permanent marker
14.  Spare house key
15.  Spare car key
16.  Coupons
17. Gift cards
18. $10 Dunkin Donuts gift cards for last minute thank you's and gifts
19. Tampon
20. Rubber band and twisty tie

So help me out!  What else should my junk drawer have for easier mornings, afternoons, and nights?  Leave a suggestion in the comments please!

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