5-Minute Hack: Organize Your Junk Drawer (+$250 Giveaway!)
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5-Minute Hack: Organize Your Junk Drawer (+$250 Giveaway!)

Admit it — you have a junk drawer. We do too! Who doesn’t? I mean really, what are you supposed to do with that weird shiny star garland you only used once but might, just might, hang up again for your best friend’s sister’s birthday? We say keep the garland and the junk drawer but get those binder clips and self-adhesive mustaches organized. We’ve teamed up with Velcro Industries to spiff up three typically disorganized drawers: a classic junk drawer, a desk drawer and a craft supplies drawer. Thanks to VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps, we’ve taken these drawers from pandemonium to perfect order.

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Materials:

– VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps

Tools:

– scissors

All you need to do for this easy organization project is cut a few pieces of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps and wrap them around your junk… er, very important items. Here are a few ways we used VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps to tidy up our drawers.

Junk Drawer

We spruced up a classic junk drawer filled with odds and ends by adding strips of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps to the cord of a glue gun, rubber bands and hair ties, toothpicks, garland and clothespins.

What a mess! There are nails and toothpicks and wine corks in there that are in desperate need of our help.

We tied our glue gun cord with a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Strap and then pinned our clothes pins to a piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps to keep them together.

This looks SO much better. No more tangled mess in this junk drawer.

Desk Drawer

Desk drawers are always filled with tiny bits and pieces like paper clips and staples. No need to let them run wild when you can give them each a little home. And those cords! Wrap them up!

So many loose pins! Don’t poke yourself.

Let’s get wrapping.

We held our Sharpies together with a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Strap.

And we wrapped our cords!

Mess be gone!

Now you can actually get a paper clip if you need one.

Craft Supplies Drawer

Our final drawer is for all your crafting supplies. These materials can get a little unruly, so we’re going to whip them into shape.

Sequins really don’t belong in the bottom of a drawer. We used an ice cube tray to organize all of the teeny tiny goodies.

We have a lot of rope and thread that can easily get tangled, so we wound them up and used a piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Strap to prevent them from unraveling. It worked like a charm.

Then we placed our safety pins on a loop of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Strap.

Looking. Good.

That’s it!  Our drawers are officially clean. Now go forth and organize your junk drawers.

Have any amazing tips for keeping your drawers clean? Share them in the comments.

This post is a collaboration with Velcro Industries.