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How Many Junk Drawers Do You Have?

How Many Junk Drawers Do You Have?

When was the last time you cleaned out that infamous junk drawer? Wait, you have more than one junk drawer? Accumulating stuff seems like a pastime nowadays, but that doesn’t mean junk should rule your home life and throw a wrench in your organization plans.

Real Simple outlines 19 tricks for organizing those two primary domestic black holes: drawers and closets. A Twisthanger helps detangle all of those accessories (belts, scarves) while old shoeboxes can act as dividers within drawers. Even the simple act of hanging an additional closet rod can double storage space, and you can arrange clothes according to seasons so that they aren’t haphazardly stuffed in boxes somewhere elses.

Try to imagine what your home would look like if it were organized like a museum with “open storage,” all of the contents on view to anyone who walks through. Would you be satisfied with its current state? If not, take Real Simple up on some of their fun suggestions and say goodbye to those junk drawers. [Realsimple.com]

Posted: 5/16/08