Jan 1, 2011

Organized Junk Drawer


I'm honestly a little embarrassed to show the before shot.  So much so that I almost forgot to even take it before clearing out some of the junk.  This drawer was packed full of empty baby food containers that I decided to hoard and after I filled it up we had a mouse that decided to take up home in the drawer and I've spent the last month trying to catch him and his little friends.  This morning I caught 2.  Anyway, we all know what mice leave behind and it's DISGUSTING so hoarding all those food containers was worthless because I had no plan in washing all of those tiny containers again.

So I pulled on my rubber gloves and threw EVERYTHING from this drawer in the trash.  I figured if I didn't touch it for 6+ months I would need it anyway.  But seriously, 90% of what was in this drawer was those baby food containers.  The other 10% is pictured.

YAY!  All clean!  I disinfected this drawer EXTREMELY well.

And found this VERY pretty liner at Fred's the other day.  I just love it!

Now, since the drawer really only served the purpose of holding useless junk I had to find USEFULL junk to keep in the top drawer and get off of my counter tops and out of other places that will be used for something much more fitting.  So I pulled my wash clothes and light bulbs out of the cabinet and placed them inside the drawer and also put my scissors that have never had a HOME anywhere along with some other odds & ends that are useful in the kitchen.

VOILA!  I'm so proud of this drawer!  There are 2 more below this one that are going to need some work also but they are also going to need some repair work do so that they open and close correctly.  Right now they are basically empty since they can't be used for much.

So, this morning I opened my freshly organized drawer to find there are more mice.  There was a couple of pieces of dog food (this seems to be where they hoard the dog food) and of course the YUCKY stuff that mice leave behind.  So, I set another trap and am hoping this will be the last of the mice.  If not, my hunt will continue.  Oh, the joys of living in the WOODS!


Catherine said...

Incredible makeover!

I love your color choices, too. :)

CityMom2 said...

How unique. Please come throw my house away!
Luv, luv, luv those colors!

Toni said...

Now that is a pretty drawer!

Amanda said...

wow love the looks of the drawer. i think i need to find some pretty linear

Anonymous said...

Great job!

Sally said...

VERY nice! I have that same contact paper. I need to start using it!

Sassy Sites! said...

We are hosting "Operation Organization" over at Sassy Sites this month too! I would love to have you come over and link up with us!


raggygirlvintage said...

Looks super organised, it feels so good to clean out the junk (and mice)!

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

There's organized and then there's pretty--and you've accomplished both. :) kuddos to you!

Bella said...

There's my paper, lol, who would have thought it was so popular, I only got it because it was so cheap, and of course BEAUTIFUL, lol.

Great new junk drawer, perfect.

Bella :)


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