The Junk Drawer – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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In a ClosetMaid survey conducted in 2021, 88% of the respondents said they have at least one junk drawer. That’s a lot of drawers!

It stands to reason then that many people are looking for ways to make better use of this often-problematic spot in their home or office. For that reason, I asked my readers to submit posts about junk drawers to this edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

Check out all the great submissions, and be sure to show the bloggers your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their blog posts (or this one) with your network, using the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

If you don’t have time to read them all now, pin this post for later!

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Next month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival topic is Tips for Mobile Workers, and you’re encouraged to make a submission any time from now until Tuesday, August 16 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Do you offer a product or service that would interest professional organizers, productivity consultants, or their clients? It’s not too late to maximize your exposure by sponsoring this edition (or a future one) of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

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A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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A former professional organizer, I'm now a Website Design and Care Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

10 Comments

  1. Avatar Linda Samuels on July 20, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Hard not to love a junk drawer! Love all of these ideas for getting them organized with so many different perspectives. Thank you for including my post, Janet.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 21, 2022 at 5:56 am

      I’m pleased you had something to contribute, Linda. I know some of these topics are a bit more “hands on” than many of your posts, which tend to be more motivational. We need both types!

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on July 20, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    So many terrific contributions on this one! You can see that the “junk drawer” is a hot topic among organizers. I think it is the kind of project where people can get fairly quick and wonderfully tangible results. Thanks for including my post!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 21, 2022 at 5:58 am

      Yes, this was a popular one, and your video was a great addition!

  3. Avatar Jana Arevalo on July 21, 2022 at 9:38 am

    What an awesome round up of articles about junk drawers! Here’s one more just in case (and thank you to Janet who graciously said I could leave this here in the comments!) Compassionate, caring and a fantastic example of a business owner. Thank you Janet! https://theorganizedmilitarylife.com/what-is-a-junk-drawer/

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 21, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Thanks for sharing your post, Jana – I was really disappointed that you hadn’t submitted it!

  4. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on July 21, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    I’m a big fan of organized junk drawers. Thanks for making this collection. It’s wonderful!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 22, 2022 at 8:35 am

      It is a good one, isn’t it? Thanks for your excellent contribution.

  5. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on July 21, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Junk drawers are so much fun to organize because they’re small projects that built big, successful habits (and you always find mystery items and things you’d thought were lost)! Thank you so much for including my post!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 22, 2022 at 8:34 am

      Ooh, I love the way you explained that – and so succinctly! I loved your post as well.

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