Junk drawers - we all have them, right? Well, I have several junk drawers in my house...here's one that's in my kitchen. It's not junk, per se, but it is junky. It's where we stash a bunch of kitchen gadgety-stuff. Every time I need something in this drawer, I have to dig through it all and find whatever it is I'm looking for. Then, because I just dug through it all, the drawer usually won't close, so I have to move it all around some more until all the junk finally lays down nice and flat, allowing the drawer to close.
I was so happy when Rubbermaid invited me to try out their new drawer organizers by participating in their Quick Organizational Challenge: The Junk Drawer. They sent me a 6 piece set of the organizers along with a list of helpful tips on how to quickly tackle the junk drawer.
First, I emptied out the entire drawer. The tip sheet suggested that I sort things into four piles: 1)Belongs somewhere else, 2)Trash, 3)Donate, 4)Keep. As you can see, this is part of my trash pile, because, really, why do I need to keep 10 disposable medicine cups.
Next, I placed the Rubbermaid drawer organizers into the drawer. These are great - they interlock with one another and allow you to create a configuration that fits your needs (and drawer space). My drawer happens to be fairly skinny, so, I didn't use every piece in this particular drawer. This interlocking feature ensures that the organizers stay together when you open and close the drawer. They also have special feet to help stabilize them in the drawer. I really like how well they keep all your items securely in their place.
Now, take a look at the drawer after I put my "keeper" items back in. Doesn't it look so much better? It's amazing how something so quick and easy can give you such a sense of satisfaction. Seriously, every time I walk past this drawer, I can't resist opening it, just to look at how neat and organized it all is.
For more information, please visit the Rubbermaid website:
• Here is the link to the product on the web site.
• Here is a Tip and Solution article on the site about organizing your junk drawer
Rubbermaid has generously offered to give away the same 6-piece Drawer Organizer set to one lucky Alas 3 Lads reader. ~You must live in the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for the giveaway~
There are 6 ways you can enter; please leave a separate comment for each thing you do. To enter, you may do any or each of the following:
1. Visit Rubbermaid and sign up for their emails
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3. Follow @RubbermaidTwo on twitter
4. Follow me on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway
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I will choose a random winner on 2-24-10. Remember, you must live in the U.S. or Canada to enter.
Rubbermaid provided me with a 6-piece drawer organizer set. They will also provide the same 6-piece drawer organizer set to one Alas 3 Lads reader. No other compensation was provided.
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