We all have that place in our home where miscellaneous items automatically just get thrown. We often call them junk drawers. Objects get thrown there because we don’t know what else to do with them and we just want our mess hidden. Let me show you how to turn these messes into organized, incredibly useful spaces. Where do we begin?
1. PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR SPACE!
(This client, in the picture below, is blessed with a whole row of drawers to keep her miscellaneous items organized! She just needed some help figuring out how to best use her space.)
2. CREATE A WORK SPACE
Make sure to create a large clean area to put all these items, while you are sorting and organizing things.
3. MARK FOUR LARGE BOXES
Below are a couple "Before" pictures so you can see what we are going to be working with.
4. START SORTING ITEMS INTO “LIKE PILES”.
You won’t really know how much and what you have, until the space is completely emptied out. Start creating piles of things that belong together.
If something is a memory or something is rarely used, you might consider boxing it up and putting it in a storage area.