Yes, you can keep your junk drawer. Let’s call it a “handy” drawer.
Especially in the kitchen, you probably want somewhere for pens, a notepad, scissors, tape, a screw driver, pliers, a measuring tape, etc. Having those things handy saves time when you need something quickly.
Here’s a few things to consider:
1. Limit the amount of each of the items. For example, extra pens might be kept in a desk, and a second measuring tape might go with a tool set.
2. “Handy” drawers tend to collect things that don’t have a home. This is fine, but clean it out regularly, so that you can quickly find the things you use the most.
3. If your “handy” drawer stretches out into 2 or more drawers, then take a look at what’s in them, and what might be a better use of your drawer space.
Keeping the things you use the most in a “handy” space makes sense. Find what works for you, and enjoy the convenience.
Need help? Contact Bev Chandler with C&C Organizing, 306-536-8844. www.ccorganizing.ca
How much cupboard space are you devoting to dishes, cups, and glasses?
If you have a large kitchen you might be able to spread out, but if space is tight, Here's how you can fit them into just one cupboard.
Deciding how many dishes, cups, and glasses you need is the first step. Typically an 8 place setting will do for a family up to 4 people. If you entertain regularly then extra settings could be stored in separate space.
Next, use the vertical space. An extra portable or permanent shelf gives space for bowls or cups above the plates. Another option is a plate holder which allows stacking of the various sizes.
Do you wish you had extra cupboard space? Organizing your dishes, cups, and glasses might just give you that extra space you need.