The Junk Drawer
Our junk drawer has had several overhauls here and there, so this before isn't as horrific as it has been in the past.
To organize our drawer, I purchased a two-tiered container from Target. I believe its actual name is Junk Drawer Organizer, but I am not positive. I couldn't find it on their website.
It fits perfectly into our drawer. Our junk drawer doesn't actually acquire much junk now that I see it all organized. I didn't even end up using all of the compartments, but I am sure they will fill up soon enough. The items that I find myself taking from here on a daily basis are the lighter, pen, bandaids and nail file. I also kept some hand sanitizer, some party candles, the remote control for the fan in our playroom, some loose keys, tape measure, gum, playing cards, etc.
I feel like no matter how awful your junk drawer is, if you purchase an organizer like this one, it can be controlled. Especially once you purge and get rid of the items that you didn't even know were in there simply because you never look for them, because you just don't need them!
During a trip to The Container Store, I picked up a lidded compartment box, among many other fantastic items. I didn't have a particular use for it in mind at the time, but once I got it home, I realized it would be the perfect solution for our battery situation.
Obviously if you have a lot more batteries than we do or you have more size Ds, then this container might not be the one for you. It works perfectly for our needs though. No more searching through a shoebox-sized bin for batteries. Now we can quickly find them and see when a certain size needs to be replenished. We keep this container on a shelf in our laundry room. I love it!