Can't stop looking through these photos.
Junk drawers are a weird phenomenon, but they’re also necessary, if you ask me. There are just so many little items that don’t have a logical storage place in your home, so they go to live in the junk drawer.
Zip ties? Junk drawer. Swiss Army knife? Junk drawer. Batteries? Junk drawer.
However, the problem becomes that after a few years of collecting random odds and ends, you generally have a huge, unmanageable mess on your hands. If you’ve reached this point in your junk drawer evolution, it’s time to call in the professional organizers of Instagram.
The following are 10 amazing junk drawer (and other messy storage drawer) transformations that will honestly blow your mind. They might even inspire you to purge and sort your own less-than-optimal situations.
Make sure to hit the arrow on the right side of each image to see the before and after photos.
I think my exact words here were, “Oh, wow.” There was definitely some purging that took place between the before and after pics, and the result is every neat freak’s dream. Imagine being able to find thumbtacks that easily?
This junk drawer was such a mess that it needed multiple organizers to get everything into place. Check out how they paired a wooden utensil organizer with another plastic bin to create a space for all their necessary junk.
Okay, I’ll admit this isn’t a “junk” drawer, but it got such an impressive makeover that I had to include it. There are actually multiple drawers tackled in this IG post, all of which took messy, cringe-worthy bathroom spaces and turned them into organized, efficient storage systems.
Pens in one section, pencils in the other. Erasers stay separate from binder clips. This drawer is truly a wonderful sight! I have to say, though: I wish these IG gurus would put the before picture before to increase the “wow” factor—don’t you agree?
Again, this isn’t junk. It’s very essential kitchen content, in fact. Check out how crazy beautiful this drawer of spices is. What was once a mishmash of seasonings is now every cook’s dream. Love isn’t a strong enough word.
A lot of space in a junk drawer typically means a lot of mess, but not in this one. Sure, it used to be jam-packed full of “stuff,” but now everything has its place in cute, simple acrylic bins. Even the batteries are sorted!
Raise your hand if you have some kitchen tools that you don’t ever use. Now that we all have our hands up, let’s take a minute to appreciate this lovely kitchen drawer, which got purged and organized during spring cleaning. I’m going to go ahead and bookmark it for next season's cleaning inspiration.
There’s no “before” picture here, but I’m so obsessed with it that I’ll let it slide. Is this little coffee and tea drawer not the sweetest, most organized thing you’ve ever seen? It’s such a great way to keep all your hot beverage essentials in one place.
The before and after here is like night and day. This junk drawer starts out packed with too many golf balls, and it ends up looking incredibly chic and minimalistic with its acrylic bins. No chance of losing your keys in this hyper-organized drawer.
Wondering how all these drawers got to be so wonderfully organized? It’s no easy feat. Check out this video of a professional organizer in action. She actually measures each little compartment to ensure she’s maximizing space and getting the best possible fit for the drawer. We can't stop watching.
Do you have a junk drawer that needs some TLC? Let us know below!