After rearranging these contents several times just to close the junk drawer (don't tell me this doesn't happen to you), I decided it was another excellent small space for OrgJunkie's 28 Day Organizing Challenge.
The decision to organize made, I immediately emptied the contents of the drawer on my kitchen table and sorted everything into piles.
After throwing away the damaged BBQ packets, returning to their basement home the screws and rubber bands, and designating a new home for the bottle paraphernalia, I began the task of putting it all back in the drawer.
Pens, sticky pads, and scissors went in one bin; straws, measuring spoons and knife in the second container; and lighters, matches, and house stuff in the third. If you look closely you'll see I kept a couple of the condiment packets - but not many!!
The whole task took me about 15 minutes (during nap time) but it saves me at least that much time each week when I'm looking for something. I like not feeling irritated when I open the kitchen junk drawer! And that's worth spending 15 minutes for.
How much stuff do you have in your kitchen junk drawer? Can you close it without rearranging the contents?