Junk Drawers (as published on ABC Australia)

Decluttering your junk drawers is easy.

Typical junk drawer with a tangled mess
Julie starts to tackle the junk drawer

Everyone has them, so how do we keep them in check?

  1. Be somewhat intentional about what goes in. You don’t need to throw literal rubbish in there.
  2. Zone and categorise with little tubs, jars etc.
  3. Label mystery items.
  4. Maintain and tidy occasionally.


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