#1: Take out all of the stuff. Be amazed at how much stuff can fit in a single drawer!
#2: Be grossed out by the dirt and crust at the bottom of your drawer, then proceed to clean it with a damp cloth.
Here is what the BF and his friend do while I clean.
#3: Throw everything into a heap on the floor.
#4: Make piles of similar objects.
#5: Organize everything in the drawer including little things like this:
#6: Eliminate trash first. Go through the papers, throw away expired coupons and if you don’t know what it is…throw it away. These are the piles of keepers. The top row is potential craft supplies that are not allowed back in the drawer.
#7: Throw away the trash. This is hard at first, but very rewarding as you get into throwing stuff out!
#8: Create 10 piles or less, again combining similar objects. Take things out of bulky packages and throw them away! Trash pile at the bottom.
#10: Draw up a simple blueprint of your ideal drawer.
Here is a sneak peak for Part 2: