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KonMari Method Organization Tips for Decluttering the Junk Drawer

Treat the drawer like a dresser

Everything in a junk drawer should be uniform and seen.

Ideally, put the items in small boxes and dividers. Then make them visible by storing things vertically. You want to see what you have.

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