Make a DIY Junk Drawer Organizer on the Cheap

by Chris Gardner

Make a DIY Junk Drawer Organizer on the Cheap

Junk drawers. Everyone's got one. Which I think is okay, because homes do really need one. You need a central location to store something like a pencil so you don't have to run upstairs to the office everytime.  A place to keep the things you don't wanna forget about, like gift cards, receipts, your Netflix DVD envelope, or for "need it when you need it" items like coasters or matches. Having a designated spot for these random items is way better that leaving them out on side tables and countertops.

But just because you need a junk drawer doesn't mean you can just pile items atop each other and then go banging around in there as you look for that other earring you thought you saw in there the other day. That's why you, my friend, need a custom, inexpensive junk drawer organizer that you can make yourself.  

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We Want Your Junk Drawers!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Junk, junk, and more junk!

Next month is spring cleaning and organization month here on Curbly, and in preparation for it, I'm putting out a call for your worst junk drawer pictures. Everyone's got one; everyone hates 'em, and next month, we're going to help you get those babies (and the rest of your house) under control. So, snap a picture of yours and send it to tips@curbly.com along with your name (unless you're just too embarassed to take credit). Who knows, we might...

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Dumpster-Diving Decor

by DIY Maven

Dumpster-Diving Decor

 

 

Confession: When my brothers and sisters and I were kids, there was nothing better than accompanying my father to the local dump. I grew up in a small town when and where such things as junkyards and town dumps were standard issue. The purpose, of course, was to dispose of our garbage, but we always ended up finding some treasures to haul back home with us--much to my mother's dismay. Two classics I remember finding were a very old leather trunk and a perfectly-functioning portable record player circa Brady Bunch era. Now if I want to junk hunt, I have to hit the streets on garbage day or linger around dumpsters in parking lots of apartment buildings and such. Which brings me to the topic of this post.

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