One of the ways I like to control the junk drawer dilemma is by creating a junk door. On the door of our pantry I have taken a clear over the door shoe hanger and filled the LABELED pockets with various items such as tape measures, chip clips, small tools, string, tape, flashlights, and anything else that one needs quickly to complete a task. It is very important that the pockets are labeled otherwise it becomes a free for all when items are being put back. Our family really likes the junk door because they never have to hunt down random items.
Written by: Leslie Dietrich, Project Manager, Professional Organizer