Love Your Space Challenge #20: Organize Your Junk Drawer

PicMonkey CollageAre you enjoying a snow day?  I honestly thought the Isle we live on doesn’t get snow, but school and work are shut down for two days because of the weather forecast, so we’ll see.  At any rate, my husband was sent home early from a work-related trip and we are spending time together.  I wonder how he feels about Valentine’s Day crafts? HA!

This is it friends, our final challenge today!  I hope you have enjoyed doing this New Year’s Challenge and love your spaces even more!  If you have missed any of them, just click on a link below.

Week 1 Living Spaces

Challenge #1: Move a Piece of Furniture

Challenge #2: Hang Something New on Your Wall

Challenge #3: Style Your Coffee Table

Challenge #4: Add Fresh Air

Challenge #5: Style Your Bookcase

Week 2 Sleeping Spaces

Challenge #6: Change Your Textiles (bedding)

Challenge #7: Change Your Drawer Knobs

Challenge #8: Have Your Clothes Ready to Wear

Challenge #9: Dress Your Dresser

Challenge #10: Be Ready for Guests

Week 3 Eating Spaces

Challenge #11: Set Up a Tea/Coffee Station

Challenge #12: Spruce Up Your Seating

Challenge #13: Organize Your Pantry. Fast.

Challenge #14: Style Your Buffet/Sideboard

Challenge #15: Treat Your Kitchen Window

Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry room, and Office

Challenge #16: Make Your Bathroom Pretty

Challenge #17: Organize your Laundry Room

Challenge #18: Repurpose Something!

Challenge #19: Conquer Paper Clutter

 Love Your Space Challenge #20

Organize a Junk Drawer

After yesterday’s challenge, this one seems easy, right? So, pick a drawer that could use a little love and make it organized again.   If you want a little help, there’s a step by step list down at the bottom.

drawer-organizedvia iVillage

enhanced-buzz-24954-1375904050-7This drawer’s dividers were made out of cereal boxes, you can find the tutorial at IHeart Organizing.

My outcome: Our kitchen “junk drawer”


My bedside table drawer organized with little plastic bowls and my vintage cocktail tin trays.


Here’s a little list to help get you started:

Step 1:  Empty out drawer.

Step 2: Throw away trash.

Step 3:  Put away items that don’t belong in the drawer.

Step 4: Sort the rest into little piles by category/type.

Step 5:  Use dividers, organizers, or small dishes to place your items back into the drawer.

The next couple of days will be Valentine’s Day inspired posts and then Up to Date Interior’s First Blogiversary.   (If you don’t know what that is, that’s okay.)

Catch you later alligator, 😉


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  1. I bought some little organizing things from the dollar store and since we are about to be snowed in I will be putting them to use. When you are organized it can give you a boost in getting things done.

    1. 🙂 That is exactly why I have given up keeping my kids and husband dresser drawers organized! lol They do manage to put things back into the dividers in our drawers though. Maybe I should use dividers in the dressers too….

  2. I love using little containers and dishes to organize drawers! The dollar store is a great place to find affordable ones. My favorite is a silverware divider for office supplies.

    1. Heidi, great tips! I really wish we had a dollar tree closer to us. I would be there all of the time! A silverware divider is perfect for office supplies. Thanks for stopping by. 😉

  3. I love this! Especially all the little cups and plates you have in there. I am always looking for ways to stay organized, thank you! 🙂

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