Friday, December 6, 2013

Quick Fix Friday - The Junk Drawer & Batteries

It's been a busy few weeks for me and I am sure for all of you as well.  I haven't really been doing much organizing and obviously not posting.  I even (gasp!) missed Quick Fix Friday last week.  Today I have a short post featuring two quick fixes using products from some of my favorite stores, Target and The Container Store.

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!


  1. This is genius!! I soooo need to do this! My junk drawer is a mess! I love your idea for organizing the batteries! Have a great weekend!

  2. Great organizing! Please consider placing tape on the ends of your 9v batteries. I learned of a garage that caught on fire due to the ends of a 9v touching a surface. If I remember correctly, the 9v has the + and - charges on one side and could charge something.


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