How To Organize Your Junk Drawers {And a $100 Walmart Giveaway}

So I hate to even continue calling these drawers “junk drawers.” But everyone has them. You just do. And I’m fed up with it! Seriously. We are making changes around here, and I’ll go into more detail about that soon in a different post. But really, the junk has just been haunting me lately and I’ve been doing my best to put a stop to it.

And the first stop was re-organizing our junk drawers (yes that’s plural), in the kitchen.

Junk Drawer Mess | Decorchick!®

I mean, really. Yes we have 2, and yes they continually look like this. And it’s always a nightmare when you want to find something, in the junk drawer. Kind of an odd phrase don’t you think?

I even organized them way back when and added some trays in there. But what I realized was this. The trays I added were way too big, which in turn just turns into even MORE junk! Just the miscellaneous items you don’t know where to put or don’t want to put back in the right spot immediately. So when you have bigger trays in your junk drawers, you just accumulate more and more and more, and end up back at square one. With just more JUNK.

And I’m not kidding when I say I’m putting a stop to it! <insert evil laugh>

So what I did was this. I went to Walmart and bought a few of BHG’s fabric drawer organizers (I bought mine in store for $5.97 each, and will update the link when I can find them online). They are smaller than what we had, so automatically, I had to decide what to keep and not to keep when I got down to business. And trust me, I had a garbage full at the end.

BHG Drawer Organizers | Decorchick!®

BHG Fabric Organizer | Decorchick!®

I liked the size of them, plus they are pretty cute! And again, not too big to where you would just store more junk. :)

So after going through everything and rearranging, we now have these 2 nicely organized drawers in the kitchen, with plenty of room to spare.

Organized Junk Drawer | Decorchick!®

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In that picture above, I’ll keep only the necessary appliance pamphlets that we need. That’s one thing I found when cleaning things out, was that I saved ALL of them, and then realized I have never looked at most of them once. So in the garbage they went. :)

Tape, scissors, and pens are always something that is needed. And batteries. I decided to just unpack all of the batteries and place them in a compartment for easy access. Because battery packages take up a lot of room and are bulky! So just by unpacking it all makes it so much neater.

I did keep one of my previous plastic trays in one of the drawers, mostly for my husband’s tiny screwdrivers for his glasses, a small sewing kit, the batteries, and a few other miscellaneous things. But they are things I know that will be there.

Drawer Compartment Tray | Decorchick!®

And the lovely 2 new uncluttered drawers together…

Organized Drawers | Decorchick!®

Might not be much to you, but to me, it brings a peaceful mind. It’s so freeing throwing away the CRAP and keeping truly only what you need. And opening these drawers with ease is AMAZING! :)

I hope this is the solution I have been searching for. I’ll keep you posted! And I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve been doing lately around the house. Seriously, I’m on a mission and won’t revert back to old habits! :)

Now who would like to win a $100 gift card to Walmart?! Need to get organized? Now’s the perfect time!

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To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’d like to use this for!

Easy peasy. Winner will be announced next Wednesday, January 20. Winner must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident. Good luck!

Be sure and follow BHG Walmart on PinterestFacebookInstagram, and Twitter to get their latest ideas and inspiration too.

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xxoo,

Decorchick!®

Disclosure: I received compensation from  BHG at Walmart for my time and participation in the BHG Live Better Network. Random thoughts, opinions and musings are of course always mine. 

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  1. Katherine W says:

    We’re expecting our fourth baby in a few weeks and I’m working on organizing and cleaning out our house. I’d use the gift card to buy a Better Homes and Gardens cube organizer for our foyer. It would be perfect for holding mail, kids’ bags and coats, toys, etc while still looking tidy and more intentional than what we’re currently using!

  2. I would use this to organize my desk space!

  3. Carolyn S says:

    I really need to organize my house more like this. Great inspiration. I would use the gift card to buy some gifts for my parents wedding anniversary that’s coming up. They don’t expect me to remember I’m sure, but I want to surprise them since I won’t be able to throw them a party due to do much family being out of town at the time.

  4. I want to copy your great idea! I definitely have several junk drawers that need attention!!!

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to use the card for groceries and other necessary household things. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. I would use that for our office supply drawer!! I love fabric covered organizers! they make it just a bit more classy when u open that drawer each time :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

  7. I definitely need to organize some of my drawers.

  8. I would use the card to buy some organizational containers. We are remodeling an older home and we have very little storage space. It would be fun to have some nice looking containers to arrange our stuff. Thanks so much!

  9. Anne Marie says:

    I would use this to buy items to organize my craft room – cannot bear to part with anything so must organize, organize and organize!!!

  10. katie greenlaw says:

    I need to organize my linen closet. I’ve read Marie Kondo’s book,so am PURGING!! ;)

  11. Stephanie Williams says:

    I would use this gift card for a bookcase and some baskets or bins to organize all my kids toys, books, games and so on. I really want to get their okay area organized so when I look at it I feel good and not stressed out!

  12. I’d use it towards groceries!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Shari VanHoose says:

    I am in organizing mode right now! I need organizers and baskets galore!

  14. I would use this card to purchase some of those drawer organizers for my junk drawer(s) in the kitchen as well! It’s been on my to-do list forever but if I get $100 gift card…why not do it asap?! I would also buy a couple of them to declutter my bedroom drawers and keep my jewelry organized. And with anything left over I would buy some cute picture frames, baskets or something for my wall! :)

  15. I would definitely purchase those BHG organizers you feature. I will use it for our junk drawer in the foyer and to organize my husband’s stuff! He will be trained lol.

  16. My junk drawer could use some organization.

  17. I love this idea. My junk drawer is now calling my name. Thank you!

  18. I love their organizational products and I need to buy some to organize my linen/bathroom closet.

  19. I would like to get BHG collapsible fabric storage cubes to organize my home office.

  20. I’d use this for a new end table! I need one badly and it would help tremendously with organization.

  21. Reorganizing MY drawers!

  22. I have so many drawer organizers already, but I’m sure there’s something else I could use a Walmart gift card for!

  23. I’d love to use this for organization in my office!

  24. barb macaskill says:

    I would use this to purchase the Better Homes and Gardens 8-Cube Organizer with 4 Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes, Mix and Match Colors to use in my craft oasis! I love that I would be able to see everything yet each item would have a place to call home when not in use!!! Fingers crossed!! Thank you for the chance to get more organized!!!

  25. I would use it for a few of the fabric drawer organizers just as you did, and the rest on some new patio furniture cushions that I’m sure will be out soon. BHG has made some in beautiful patterns in past years and I’m looking forward to welcoming spring!

  26. We are currently moving our laundry room and this would be wonderful for all the organizing stuff we need as well as new laundry baskets and such!

  27. I’m so happy to see that I’m not the only one with two junk drawers in the kitchen! It looks like these organizers are a great problem solver to I’d love to pick some up with some other organizing essentials.

  28. Janice R. says:

    I would love to get organizational baskets and shelving for my laundry room which seems to get messier every single day.

  29. steve weber says:

    I would use this towards bins, boxes and anything else that would help me get more organized.

  30. I would use this for new bedding.

  31. I would use the $ for organizing MY junk drawers! Your’s look great!

  32. I definitely need to organize my junk drawers…they barely open! I’d also like to put actual hardware on our lower cabinets in the kitchen – it just irks me to no end that we have no handles!

    Something like these: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Jamison-Collection-P953-10B-Traditional-Cup-Pull-3-inch-Center-Oil-Rubbed-Bronze/36989223

  33. Tracy Napper says:

    BHG has some really pretty tablecloths and kitchen towels right now; I’d love to stock up for spring!

  34. I would use it for organizing products too! Thanks! :)

  35. Oh, the ideas! But my main goal to complete right now is my Master Bedroom and new bedding to match the new colors.

    Thank you for your junk drawer inspiration! I’ve also got a couple of those that need clearing.

  36. I could really use this gift card to help organize my office desk area.

  37. I need to organize my own drawers in my bedroom. I definitely do not have the organization talent, but I am working on it. Thanks for your inspiration. Hope it sinks in.

  38. I would use it for organization also. I’m getting ready to clean out closets, drawer, under the bed, etc. Oh, and I’m a paper hoarder! I’ve got to find a way to get that under control!

  39. I would love to organize out my garage and get storage bins and easy ways to organize my things.

  40. I would like to get Better Homes and Gardens 16-Cube Organizer to organize books and toys in kid’s room.

  41. I would use this to get the Better Homes and Gardens 8-Cube Organizer to store my kid’s books.

  42. I would buy clear, plastic BHG containers and finally have an amazing, organized pantry!

  43. I’d use this for organizing baskets for our living room, and some new pillows!

  44. Oh I would love to get the Better Homes and Gardens 16-Cube Organizer! That would help so much getting organized for the new year! Such fun basket colors they have!

  45. alicia szemon says:

    I would probably use it towards groceries or to organize my desk space!

  46. Colleen Marsh says:

    I would use the gift card to go towards a purchase of the slipcovered sofa from Wal-Mart! :)

    Way to be organized!

  47. I would also use it to help organize my house. I just gave birth to our 5th child a few months ago and we need to organize.

  48. I’d use it for redecorating my laundry room!

  49. Dianne Hall says:

    I would use this towards a filing cabiniet! (I don’t have one)

  50. I’m overhauling all of our cabinets/drawers/storage systems (particularly linen closets, laundry room and kitchen).
    I’d love some mad money to help source some new problem solvers.

  51. Organizing my bathroom, it’s a disaster!!

  52. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would love to use this for new frames for my bedroom re-do!!

  53. wow I love this organizing tip – our junk drawer is a mess – I think I would buy some organizing items

  54. I would love to get some BHG 8 cube organizers and some BHG fabric drawer organizers. Also a table cloth.

  55. I’d get functional decor (something pretty that doubles as storage) for my bedroom redo.

  56. I would use the Walmart card towards a new microwave. Mine just seems to have died.

  57. Great post! I’d love a Walmart gift card! I’d like to say that I would use it to buy something to help me get organized, but the reality is that I will probably end up using it to buy things like personal hygiene products, windex and baked beans :)

  58. Brenda A. says:

    I would love to organize my junk drawer and find a solution to my ongoing battle with mail piling up everywhere! And Valentine goodies for the kids!

  59. I just moved into a smaller house and could really use supplies for shelving and storage. I also need new decor and rugs.

  60. Love getting organized everywhere – I would use this towards some new baskets & such for the kids & laundry space.

  61. Mary Stewart says:

    My really need to upgrade my bathroom medicine cabinet. Winning this card would help with the replacement cost!

  62. Space bags! Need to organize stuff

  63. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to get some groceries for my family :)

  64. Not only do I have several junk drawers to organize, I’ve got to find a way to organize my inside tools ( compared to my tools in the shed). Searching for my tools is driving me nuts😜

  65. Betsy Barnes says:

    If I won, I would the gift card on items to organize my pantry :)

  66. Chris Ann says:

    I would use the Walmart gift card toward a shelving unit, some paint and some garden seeds! Time to freshen up, clean, organized and start planning the garden! :)

  67. Emily,
    I would definitely reorganize my laundry shelves with some new bins!

  68. Stephanie knott says:

    I recently decided enough is enough with the paper clutter and miscellaneous crap I have accumulated. I started last week “de-crapping” I would use this money to buy some additional organizational tools to help with all the school supplies I have stockpiled, my daughter’s school papers and records and household bills I need or want to keep. I am trying to get my mind organized and you know what they say “a cluttered desk leads to a cluttered mind.” Thank you for he posting.

  69. I have three of those lovely junk drawers packed so full I drops out the back of the drawer and into the cabinet. I could definitely use the card for those adorable organizers

  70. Lisa Kubin says:

    I would use the gift card to buy organization supplies to clean out our closets – every single closet in my house is a total disaster with too much stuff and not enough space. I need bins sorts and organizational tools that will help me get the most out of the space that I do have.

  71. I would use this wonderful gift to buy shelves and storage boxes to organize my craft room.

  72. My college daughter loves desk organizers and note taking supplies so we would get more dorm room goodies.

  73. I would totally use it for my junk drawer in my kitchen — hopefully it can help help me to get that crazy mess organized!

  74. I love to win this card for the same thing my kitchen draws are driving me crazy..!!

  75. *drawers

  76. Gabriela Sanchez says:

    I honestly need basket organizers in my bathroom and in my kitchen and living room cabinets my things look so nasty there all over the place and it takes me forever to look for something

  77. We have been decluttering since Jan 1st. We have counted everything..even pieces of paper…anything that we do not need. Donating and tossing…so far we are up to 1104 items! I hear ya!

    This would be amazing to get something that would be amazing in this new decluttered home.

    Thanks Emily!

  78. I would use it to get something to organize my pots and pans and lids. Also, my kitchen tools drawer could use some serious organizing.

  79. Im in desperate need of one of these. My junk drawer is overflowing.

  80. I would use it to buy some organizational items to use in my craft room…it desperately needs help!

  81. Susan Christy says:

    I’d use it for blinds and curtains in my family room.

  82. I would use the gift card to buy some more white picture frames to go on my family picture wall, and maybe some new towels… as ours have seen better days!

  83. catherinebrown says:

    I would use it for organizing my makeup drawer it’s a mess.

  84. I would love to put this towards a new rug or also organization items for my office!

  85. Emily Smith says:

    I would definitely use this gift card to give my bathroom a much needed makeover.

  86. I would use the gift card to buy plastic bins to organize my garage!

  87. Bonnie Berry says:

    I am doing a complete remodel in my bathroom. new flooring, shower stall, sink and I am using an old wine barrel for my vanity. I could defenitly use it to purchase some of the BHG organizers to keep all my toiletries in order. Thanks again for the great tip .

  88. Danean Jones says:

    I could use this towards organizing my kids’ toys! Six year old twins have a lot of stuff! haha

  89. I would use this to organize my “junk” drawers. Your drawers look great.

  90. I would use the $100 for all things to help organize my home. That is my goal this year.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. There is so much in the Better Homes line that I would love to our house. We are in the process of redoing two bedrooms and a bathroom. This would be great!

  92. I need to organize my drawers in a bad way. You have inspired me! Its raining here today so a good day to get started! Thanks! Enjoy your blog…..lots of good ideas! Thank you!

  93. I love what you did. I just did the exact same thing to 6 of my kitchen drawers also! I also cleaned out my spice cabinet! I feel happy when I open any of them! It is funny what makes us happy! I did keep the plastic trays but would love to have the pretty ones!

  94. Bethany Cowan says:

    3 kids that are 5 and under, organization is an ever evolving job! I’d love to use this on some new storage in the kids playroom!

    Thank you!

  95. Oh how I would love to have this…..I am creating my own office space and would use it to purchase items for it.
    thanks for the chance…..

  96. I would use it to organize my home office.

  97. First thing I would use the gift card for would be organizing my laundry room and linen closet. If anything were left then I’d use it to do some grocery shopping.

  98. Kasey Montgomery says:

    I would use the gift card to organize my office/craft desk. It’s in need of a lot of cleaning and throwing out!

  99. I’d probably us the gift card to buy a laundry sorter for the laundry room to kick off making that room more functional!

  100. I reorganized my kitchen junk drawers two yrs ago & they are still looking good! I used the cheap plastic trays you find at Walmart or the Dollar tree. What I love about plastic is it’s so easy to take them out & wash them to keep them looking brand new. I also bought the washable shelf liners from Walmart to go under them. I LOVE opening my kitchen drawers & cabinets after adding those. They always look clean & fresh now.

  101. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I would love to use it to organize my closet! :)

  102. Dana Tiner says:

    I need a new organization tray for my flatware. That drawer gives me a migraine. Nothing seems to stay in place!!!!

  103. organizing my kitchen cabinet

  104. Heather B says:

    I would use this to help organize our kitchen drawers and cupboards.

  105. My bathroom drawers need organization badly!

  106. stacey mccune says:

    I would use the card to organize my walk in closet with something to corral purses and my hubbies hats!

  107. Becky Warner says:

    We are in the process of moving from a 3000 sq ft house to a 1000 sq ft condo. I love the BHG stuff at Walmart and the gift card would be spent on organizing our new, smaller space.

  108. Anne Sweden says:

    Love your storage ideas! I would use the gift card for school supplies and spring/summer clothes.

  109. Organizing craft space drawers!

  110. Laura mueller says:

    To organize my office!

  111. I’d love to win the 100.00 gift card to Walmart. They are my goto place for almost everything. Clothing, Crafts, Food, Medicine, dishes, bedding…..even paint and hardware. I’d love to stock up on some organizational tools for clearing out my tons of stuff in my craft room.

  112. My storage room in the back of the basement is in great need of organization.

  113. we are building a pergola out back and would use it for items to freshen up our new outdoor space in the Spring :)

  114. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would use this to organize my closet.

  115. Shannon McLaughlin says:

    Cute…could use these on my junk drawers too.

  116. $100 at Walmart will go far. So I will buy BH&G organizers for my 1 junk drawer and rest will go toward cat rescue supplies-kitten season will start about March 1 and lots of kittens will need food and litter.

  117. I would love to buy some storage containers. Need to get the basement in order.

  118. I would use this card toward groceries.

  119. I would use it to get groceries, it would be a big help.

  120. I would use it to get storage containers and plastic card tables.

  121. My son needs new bedding, so I would definitely use the gift card for that.

  122. I would use it to organize my makeup drawers. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  123. Laura Reich says:

    I’d use them to organize my desk and my kids bathroom.

  124. I would use the gift card to buy supplies to organize my closet!

  125. I’d get some office organizing supplies :)

  126. more organization tools

  127. I would use it for getting my house in order.

  128. Christina says:

    Organizing my junk drawers!

  129. I could use it to organize my kids’ craft supplies

  130. I would use it toward a sofa!

  131. April Was in CA now MA says:

    I would use these in my jewelry drawer, how handy!

  132. I’m organizing my craft room, so I need lots of new containers, etc.

  133. Amanda Tonar says:

    We could use some organizing containers as well as some groceries,etc.

  134. Denise Rosales says:

    I just took a look at my kitchen junk drawer that I consolidated a few years ago down to 1 from 2. It needs help again & these organizers would help!

  135. I would love to use this towards decorative baskets to sit on my current shelving units to make them look less cluttered, and more beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  136. I would love to put this towards diapers, wipes and clothes for my daughter!

  137. Our puppy’s toys and other gear are taking over our house! Would put this toward corralling some of his stuff.

  138. Harmony b says:

    I’ve been wanting a desk I’ve seen on Walmart.com.

  139. I’d use this to get a microwave. I just organized my junk drawers too!

  140. Michelle J. says:

    I’d use it to organize my kids’ art supplies!

  141. Jennfer W. says:

    I am going to buy the paint I need for my downstairs. Its time to go Simply White and gray!
    Thanks!

  142. I would love to organize my office with this card. thank you!

  143. Sheila Blair says:

    I would use it for containers to organize my closet :)

  144. eva scott says:

    we moved into my grandparent’s house about 6 months ago and we’re slowing but surely updating the house so I’d definitely use it to move that process along!

  145. I would use the $ towards improving the organization in my closets.

  146. I would give the Walmart gift card to my parents. My 81 year old Dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and my 78 (almost 79…..birthday February 17th) mother is my Dad’s full time caretaker. A week before Christmas she pinched a nerve in her back and has been in severe pain….but continues to care for her beloved….my parents desperately need some updating in their bathroom. This Walmart gift card could go such a long way towards helping make that possible :) They are so very proud and would NEVER ask for anything…my Dad is a Veteran and always worked 2 jobs to raise my brother and I….(my brother lost his job in June 2015 so this has been an incredibly difficult year) BLESSINGS to whoever wins the giftcard!!!!! …..

  147. Michelle Ward says:

    If I win I will use the gift card to purchase new curtains for my living room.

  148. This is a great idea for organizing drawers! We have a drawer in our kitchen just like that. :) Thanks for sharing your tips! If I won the Walmart gift card, that would be awesome! I do almost all of my families shopping there since we live in a small town. So I would use it for groceries, diapers, toiletries, and clothes.

  149. I would use it for those organizers!

  150. Caroline B says:

    I would use it to organize my baby’s room! Babies need so many items, this would help me keep organized, at least somewhat!!!

  151. I would use it for groceries.

  152. Danyelle H says:

    Looks amazing! So tidy :) I would use it to organize our kitchen draws and cabinets

  153. Thank you for the chance to win. I would use the giftcard to buy a chair I’ve had my eye on.

  154. G Cottrill says:

    I would use it for organizing my closet. It’s my spring project. I am tearing out the wire organizers and putting in dressers and cabinets.

  155. I would get some shelves for my closet

  156. My word! Purging and organizing are my favorite! Especially this time of year. I would use the card for some lovely storage baskets and maybe a throw pillow or two.

  157. I would get some boxes to store out-of-season clothes in. I would also get a shoe rack or box cause my shoes are all over the closet floor — very messy.

  158. I’d like to use this for shoe storage for my closet.

  159. Elizabeth M. says:

    I’d use it for new storage baskets!

  160. Birdiebee says:

    I would use the gift card for a storage cube with baskets to get myself organized.

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  162. I would use this money to purchase organizers for all around the house. Especially our kitchen junk drawers.

  163. Has a winner been chosen?

  164. I am remodeling kitchen and bathroom and need organizing tools for the new drawer and cabinet sizes!

  165. Looks easy to make, and it can make my stuffs much more organized than before, great idea!

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