Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer

March 2, 2010 by  

Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer

Rubbermaid is hosting a Quick Organizing Adventure: the Junk Drawer. Yes!! Right up my alley!

Next step, find a drawer in my house that needs organizing. It isn’t as hard as you might imagine. Remember, there are 6 other people in this house and not any of them have the passion for organizing (and staying organized) as I do.

Enter in: The kitchen gadget Junk Drawer:  What a mess!

My kitchen gadget messy junk drawer

My kitchen gadget messy junk drawer

This in all reality only took 15 minutes to turn this messy drawer into this!  Kitchen gadgets can be a hard one because they are all sized and shaped so differently. I would like another organizer in the back to have all the “not used very often” items in. To me, this drawer never looks as organized as I would like.

The After picture using the Rubbermaid Drawer organizer

The After picture using the Rubbermaid Drawer organizer

Step 1 – EMPTY

Empty everything out of the drawer and clean the drawer.

Step 2 – SORT

Sort what is in the drawer. Only keep what you use. Any papers, trash, broken pieces – get rid of. Any items that don’t belong in that location (for instance you don’t want your earrings in your office drawer)

Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer You could win!

Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer You could win!

Step 3 – SET UP

Take your Rubbermaid drawer organizer and configure it how you would like it in your drawer. The interlocking pieces make it fit together nicely if you choose to use it that way. You can use them in a couple smaller drawers too, if that is what you need.  The pieces are the following sizes. There are 3 small squares 3×3 inches. One rectangle 3×9 inch and one longer rectangle 3×12 inches. Then you have your larger retangle 6×9 inches. They are all 2.2 inches in height. There are a couple of other nice features that I liked. The inside has a rubberized bottom (so things aren’t so noisy and they don’t slide around. They they also are made so that they unit themselves don’t slide around in the drawer when you open & shut. I have had some that do that, if they don’t fit all the way back…you place it in front and when you open the drawer back up it has moved way back. I like that I won’t have that problem with these.

I would say the only negative I have was that I wanted to configure it a little different but the lip was on the wrong side to do what I wanted to do. I bet if I had played with it enough (like a puzzle) I could have made it work…but the way I have it worked fine too)

Step 4 – RELOAD

Reload the drawer. Use the space towards the front for items you use most frequently. The items you don’t use as often place towards the back of the drawer. As you can see in my picture, things like meat thermometers and egg white separator are in the far back of the drawer. Those are items I do want to keep, but I only use them a few times a year, so they do not need to be up front. Now my scissors, can openers and toast tongs we use almost daily – those need to be the most accessible.

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To Purchase Your Own: Go to Rubbermaid.com and purchase, or find at any stores that carry Rubbermaid products. You can get a coupon for $1 off if you go to SmartSource Coupon Page

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189 Responses to “Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer”
  1. Jim Deitzel says:

    I just did my ‘junk’ drawer a few weeks ago. It’s amazing what a little drawer organizer can do. Just the fact there are compartments to keep stuff organized is wonderful.

  2. LadySnow says:

    I know I need to “relocate what needs relocating”. I am so guilty of just leaving things where they are instead of where putting them where they belong!

  3. Mary Self says:

    I need to organize!

  4. I cleaned out my junk drawer a couple years ago and have it all set up nice and tidy. The problem is, all the things that needed relocating were just thrown into a bin and put in the laundry room…that still remains there. I guess it’s time to finish that job and tackle the second drawer.

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    If you have not gotten into the box in the laundry room for a couple of years…chances are you do not need anything in that box and give it all away! Yeah!

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  17. Shannon says:

    I learned I need to…ASSESS THE MESS! And my assessment is- my drawer looks like crap! lol.

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  25. Jaque says:

    I got a great tip on the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer page….Put baskets by your front door or mudroom so kids have someplace to stash school notices…this will save me so much time!

    Thank you. :-)

  26. EMMA L HORTON says:

    IT IS USUALLY IN THE KITCHEN (ACTUALLY I HAVE TWO JUNK DRAWERS IN MY KITCHEN) AND I DON’T KNOW HOW IT GOT THAT WAY

  27. evelyn says:

    enter me thanks

  28. Denise B. says:

    Relocate things to their proper places. We don’t have junk drawers in our house. I like to keep everything well-organized at all times.

  29. Monique Rizzo says:

    The kitchen is my trouble area!! Thanks for the chance.
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  30. Liz says:

    I learned that I have twisty-ties that need their own little nook in the drawer :)

  31. Michele P. says:

    I learned to take the time to assess the mess, and put things where they belong so stuff doesn’t accumulate in the junk drawer. (now tell that to hubby who is determined to have his drill bits and nails in that drawer!)

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  33. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I learned the first step is to assess the mess

  34. Tania Misscrabbypants says:

    Top-drawer thinking: Keeping your frequently used items organized and accessible are the keys to a more effective junk drawer!

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  46. I learned: Shallow plastic drawer organizers, with moveable dividers that can be adjusted to fit drawer size, are perfect for all your junk-drawer needs.

    I am going through a HUGE organization overhaul in my office right now. It’s fantastic and I need this! lol

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  50. Jen says:

    Its important to set up other places for relocating things you don’t need in there!

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  59. Carol G says:

    Actually, it was nice seeing something I already do in the list of ways to keep organized–corral small things like rubber bands, paper clips, etc even more by putting them in snack plastic bags.

  60. Emily R. says:

    You must access the mess-take everything out, look at it & get rid of things that are not needed.

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  61. Elphie says:

    I learned to use little food containers to separate things like rubber bands because they are easy to lose.

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  73. Jenn S. says:

    Keep tiny things like rubber bands , paperclips etc. together in separate containers.

  74. Sarah says:

    I learned that it’s a good idea to use single-serving food containers to hold easy-to-lose items like paper clips, rubber bands, stamps, loose change, etc.

  75. Annmarie W. says:

    I see they suggest using single-serving food containers to hold easy-to-lose items like paper clips, rubber bands & stamps!

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  88. Kim H. says:

    I learned that everyone has one but few use them effectively. I do have a junk drawer and would love to “Assess the Mess” and create niches for the junk drawer essentials.

  89. Sharon A says:

    STEP 4: CONTAIN TINY MULTIPLES – OR NOTABLES
    Paper clips, rubber bands, stamps and loose change benefit from further containment within the organized junk drawer. Use TakeAlongs Twist & Seal single-serving food containers to hold these easy-to-lose items. It’s also a good way to set aside spare keys.

    I use my empty loose tea containers for spare change.

  90. Janette says:

    Paper clips, rubber bands, stamps and loose change benefit from further containment within the organized junk drawer. Use TakeAlongs Twist & Seal single-serving food containers to hold these easy-to-lose items.

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  102. Suzanne says:

    Relocate what needs to be relocated. I admit…I just keep on stuffing.

  103. Jennifer M says:

    I learned to take stuff out and put it where it belongs, to save on searching later.

  104. Betty C says:

    I like that they suggest to use TakeAlongs Twist & Seal single-serving food containers to hold easy-to-lose items. I’ve been using small rectangular containers but I’d like to find some smaller ones for saving even more space.

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    Paper clips, rubber bands, stamps and loose change benefit from further containment within the organized junk drawer. Use TakeAlongs Twist & Seal single-serving food containers to hold these easy-to-lose items. It’s also a good way to set aside spare keys.

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    I learned that my junk drawer is not! the place for tools.Now I need to show this to the reat of the family.

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    STEP 4: CONTAIN TINY MULTIPLES – OR NOTABLES
    Paper clips, rubber bands, stamps and loose change benefit from further containment within the organized junk drawer. Use TakeAlongs Twist & Seal single-serving food containers to hold these easy-to-lose items. It’s also a good way to set aside spare keys.

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