Everyone has a “junk drawer” in their kitchen…right? Well, I don’t. The closest I had was a disorganized corner in my main utensil drawer. And while it was only a small corner—and nearly everything was useful—it brought my stress every time I opened the drawer for a knife or spoon.
This weekend I bought a few connecting containers and after about 20 minutes this drawer now brings me some joy.
I find it is always easier to keep things organized if you have a simple system to follow, but when does it go from being organized to being over organized? A system that improves your life is okay, but when it takes more time to use your organizational system than if it weren’t there—you may be over organizing.
The containers in my drawer allow each item to have a home, and it now takes very little thought when putting away cutlery, or when finding something to use.
The seconds of lifting other items to get at the ones beneath have been shaved off…and while seconds aren’t huge, the extra thought, the extra movement, the extra…stuff…all adds up.