An Organized ‘Junk’ Drawer

We all have them – junk drawers. But, I bet you didn’t know that they don’t necessarily have to be junky!! We all have these random drawers that don’t serve a specific purpose in different places in our home. For me this drawer is in the hallway. There really is no need for a drawer there, but there is one. So, we have utilized it over the years to keep a few tools, batteries, and a few other random things that may otherwise not have a home.

A typical junk drawer

But just like most ‘junk’ drawers, this one got pretty messy over time!

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One Room Challenge Kick-Off – Our Master Closet

It’s that time again!! One Room Challenge time that is!! (Click here for more info on this awesome challenge.)ORC gold

If you are here for the first time or new let me say “welcome”! Here at frazzled JOY I share about our home and family. I am like most people – expensive taste on a tiny budget. So, everything I do is budget savvy. You will find lots of DIY and lots of bargain shopping. I shared on Monday my past two ORC projects – both full of DIY and bargains! Today I’m excited to announce our new challenge area – our master bedroom closet…

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My #1 Clutter Problem

I am a huge fan of de-cluttering and organizing. I LOVE to clean out closets, and cabinets, and throw.things.out. But, I have come to realize that there is one area that I really struggle with.

Memories, mementos, keepsakes, whatever you want to call them. I am a hoarder of all things memories. I have pictures, drawings, cards, clay pots with fingerprints, notes, movie stubs, certificates, dried flowers, you name it and I bet I have it!

My biggest clutter problem is keepsakes! How do you store all those treasures??

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Spring Makes Me Want to Clean

I have to say, even as I typed that title I laughed to myself.  I’m here to admit that I am not the best at housekeeping.  Not for lack of trying mind you, it’s just not something I have ever enjoyed. I love it when it’s done, I just don’t want to do it. Can I get an amen from anyone. It’s okay, this is a safe place. 

See I would much rather be making a mess crafting or DIYing then cleaning one up.

But to my surprise the posts that get the most action on pinterest are the ones about cleaning. This post I did about cleaning baseball pants has been all over. It really is a great tip!! If you have a child who wears a white polyester uniform in the dirt you need to read about this magic soap!



Then, a while back I recreated a cleaning schedule that I thought would help take the guess work out of house work. It got a lot of attention also. I have to admit though, I haven’t been very successful with keeping up with it. :-/
I told you I don’t like to clean.


But seeing so many posts about spring cleaning gives me the itch to do my part to get things in order around our home. If you don’t know A Bowl Full of Lemons you should check her out. She is a gold mine of information on organization and housekeeping. She is currently doing a 30 day spring cleaning challenge. I follow her on instagram and I love that she posts one simple task each day. Easy peasy – I can do that. 🙂 If you don’t do instagram you can follow the link to her blog, where she posts the tasks each week.


And here are my favorite, go-to homemade cleaner recipes. I haven’t bought cleaning products from the store in forever (aside from clorox wipes, because well they are just so handy)!


Thanks for stopping in today!!  I hope you were inspired to get something tidied up!!  If you don’t hear from me for a while it’s because of this.


Over the past two years I have worked diligently to de-clutter and organize our home in an effort to make it function better for our family, and for it to be easier to keep up. The attic is a place that has been neglected. Mostly because it is either too hot or too cold to even go up there. So, I talked my hubby into taking all of it out and putting it in the garage so I can go through it and set it all straight. So, that is just what I am working on, and man have I found some treasures. I’ll share soon. After I stop crying. (Babies are almost grown.)  🙁

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