Junk Drawer Overhaul: Kirsten's Everything Drawer

If you are a much of a fan of uber talented Kirsten of Simply Grove as I am, you will no doubt be curious to see what her messy side looks like. Yes, even in her amazingly gorgeous home, there is a drawer filled with stuff that never seems to find its way home. And it thrills me to no end to see that she has the same sort of issue I have! Let's take a look.

Thank you so much Stefanie, for asking me to be apart of this series. I am half embarrassed and half excited because it forced me to clean this CRAZY MESSY drawer.

The drawer belongs in my kitchen. Its a catch ALL drawer. It collects my junk, husbands junk and the kids junk. If we are in a hurry to clean, we dump everything in "the drawer". If I am tired of looking at a screw driver sitting on the counter, I stick it in "the drawer".
Its a sickness!! A junk sickness!! I clean it every 6 months and within 1 week, it is back to its chaotic stage.

I tackled cleaning it out last week by first emptying it completely. I then started making specific piles. A tool pile, toy pile, stationary pile ect. Since most everything has a place in the house, I returned the specific items to their "real" homes.


Once they returned, the drawer was almost empty. So now what?? I am in stage 2 of this drawer dilemma with figuring out what really belongs there. For now it is storing my most needed tools that I am not in the mood to go fetch in the garage. There, you saw it, and now I feel better!!

If there is a chance you haven't oogled at Simply Grove before, don't let this bit of a mess fool you - her home and work is stunning. Check it out.


  1. Wow! That was a pretty wild junk drawer.

  2. Looks like my junk drawer- nice work Kristen!!

  3. I'm actually loving these drawer organization posts - who knew? ;)

  4. Fun series! Love Kristen's blog! Janell

  5. Oh my goodness! I just began to tackle a junk drawer of ours! What's funny is once I took out a ton of receipts I could see the bottom lol. I'm looking forward to reading more.

    Please stop by sometime!


  6. I absolutely love this series..I clean mine...gets messy again...clean again, I mean this goes on all year. Snowy day today and I know I what I'm doing!

  7. wow! i have 2 junk drawers in the kitchen, one beside my night stand and a cabinet in the basement...oh and one in the office....

    it seriously keeps the house SUPER TIDY...plus if I am looking for something I know its like RAGU - its in there!

  8. Kirsten, maybe this drawer is actually a functioning room "out box" that tucks out of site. If you empty it on a weekly basis, I bet this could be a great system for you, since you're already using it on a semi-annual basis. ;)

  9. I recently read that you could be totally organized if you pulled out a drawer every night and tidied it while you sit on the sofa watching TiVo. Emptying a drawer is so cathartic!

  10. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.


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