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It's okay to have a junk drawer!
Many people won't even admit they have a junk drawer because it in someway connotes being messy, even if outwardly they are not. Well, I say you should have a junk drawer. Why? Well, we all need a place to "temporarily" stash papers or our stuff that accumulates on the countertops in the kitchen.
Designate a drawer, a shallow one that holds only your junk (or "stuff"). Divide the drawer with containers to hold keys (put them there everytime you walk in the door), cell phone and charger, pencils, pens, paper, a catchall for safety pins, hair holders, extra batteries (if you have a lot, create a separate place in a utility closet, for example), etc.
Go through this drawer at least once a week and discard or transport items to their permanent home. This junk drawer system can help you accomplish a few things:
- Never misplacing your keys
- Ability to clear the countertops quickly
- A temporary spot for Active items such as cell phones, field trip permission slips, appointment cards, and note paper
posted on: 11/12/2007 12:30:00 PM by Stacey Crew
category: Special Populations
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I'm Stacey Crew, mom, author and professional organizer. With more than 12 years of experience in the corporate world, 10 years as a parent, and professional organizer and business owner for the past 4 years, I'm excited to share my experience with you. Since I started my business in 2003, I've published two books and serviced well over 100 organizing clients. Prior to that, I had the experience of moving five times in six years and having two children along the way. I guess you could say I've been busy. I'm passionate about my work to help ease women's stress through time and space organizing solutions. I look forward to sharing my expertise with you and answering any specific questions you may have as they relate to organizing.
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