Simple Tips To Organize The Junk Drawer


junk drawer


So excited to be back on River City Live this week with Mark Peyton.

In this segment we tackled the junk drawer.

These simple tips will not only organize the drawer but will help you keep it that way.

Click the link below to see the step by step video and get started today!

Simple Tips To Organize The Junk Drawer

1. Clear The Clutter 

2. Remove What Does Not Belong In The Drawer

3. Invest In A Drawer Organizer

4. Fill The Drawer With Everyday Essentials 

What Made MY Mom So Happy This Mother’s Day?

Every year I rack my brain trying to figure out the perfect gift for my Mom on Mother’s Day.

You would think this would be easy because she and I have so much in common.

We both love a good blow dry and cannot pass a beauty counter without trying something new.

This year I decided to get her one of my favorite things a GLAMbox. As an organizer I love anything that gets you organized and looks good.

We spent the afternoon getting her beauty products and makeup organized. I think that was the best part of the gift!

Of course our first step was to purge the things that have expired, she doesn’t use or love. You can tell by my hand we hand to do some testing before tossing.



The second step was getting everything organized so she had easy access to the items she uses on a regular basis.

We both loved the drawer dividers for smaller items.

Now that Mom has her beauty routine neat and organized I think the organizer might have to invest in a GLAMbox for herself!

All images via Neatly Designed



5 Tips To Gain More Space In Your Kitchen

This weeks before and after started as a simple pantry makeover.

I realized in order to have the outcome my client was looking for the whole kitchen needed to be decluttered and reorganized.

These are five simple steps to an organized kitchen.

1. Clear the Clutter. Get rid of things you no longer need or use. You will be amazed how much extra space you will gain by this first step.

2. Clean the area before putting items back in the cabinets. If you want the area to look like new cleaning EVERYTHING before you put items back is important.

3. Group like things together. Think by categories snacks, pastas, soups or baking.  It will make meal prep easier and prevents over buying which saves money!

4. Remove what does not belong in a kitchen. Hammer, nails, lightbulbs etc. are taking up valuable space in a kitchen. Move to a laundry room or a garage.

5. Make a list of what needs to be repaired and fix it. A broken shelf, pantry door that won’t close or a lazy susan that doesn’t turn are reasons your kitchen is not functioning properly.

his is the junk drawer before.

Junk drawer after clearing the clutter.


Use the inside of the Pantry Door for storage.

IMG_4447Labeling containers keeps a pantry organized.

IMG_4421Keep like items together to prevent overbuying.


Cabinet Turntables provide easy access in cabinets and pantries.

Organizing a kitchen is a worthwhile project to tackle. The kitchen they say is the hub of the home so it should be organized and functional to make your life run smoothly.

Take the time to clear the kitchen clutter and start enjoying your new organized space.

Images via Neatly Designed