Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Drawer of Happiness

In my kitchen, just to the right of the fridge, is a drawer that taunts me. It's what I call "the junk drawer," and it drives me crazy. Every time I need to get the scissors or whatever else there is that doesn't really have a place, I have to spend 5 minutes digging through this drawer. Well this past weekend, I'd finally had enough.

I randomly saw part of an episode of Rachel Ray some time last week, and she was talking about how to organize a jewelry drawer with boxes. Now, I don't have a jewelry drawer, but I adapted this idea for my junk drawer. I cut open easy mac boxes, girl scout cookie boxes, oatmeal boxes, and other types of boxes so that the entire drawer space was used. Then I put all the pens in a box, scissors and paperclips and chip clips in a box, my husband's "stuff" in a box, etc., etc., etc.

Now when I need thumbtacks or a pen or my scissors, I can open the drawer and just pull whatever it is right out. My junk drawer has transformed into a drawer of happiness. I find this drawer peaceful and full of contentment. It makes me smile.

I wanted to post a picture of my lovely drawer, but I cannot find the battery charger for my camera, and therefore cannot get the pictures off of my camera. And my camera is full, so I cannot even take a picture of my organizational skills. Looks like I'll need to keep on organizing in order to find that charger.


  1. love this idea! My jewelry is all over the place! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the tip about this post. It's a great idea I will definitely start saving my old food, etc boxes. Have a great weekend!


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