Frugal Family Fun: Rubbermaid Junk Drawer Organizer Review and Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rubbermaid Junk Drawer Organizer Review and Giveaway!



I bet you and I have something in common. I am sure that somewhere in your house, you have a junk drawer. Maybe it's big, maybe it's small. But it's your catchall, the place where you put this and that when you lack a better place to put it.  Stuff you can't seem to do without but don't have a good place to put it.  I know I do! I have one, my husband has one.  So I was thrilled when Rubbermaid offered me to try out their new Junk Drawer Organizer to help with my disorganization!!  Well I was a bit bummed when the dimensions of the interlocking Junk Drawer Organizers didn't fit in the drawer I wanted to use it on.  So I started trying to figure out how to best use the system, and decided to use it in my bathroom medicine cabinet! We store everything that is used often in there-toothbrushes, hair deals, medicines, etc.  Here is a pic of how it looked BEFORE:

Messy, unorganized and not nice too look at! We are always on the go so much that it just ended up like that.  Well no more!! Take a look at the fab job in my AFTER pic:

Nice, neat and ORGANIZED!! All the toothbrushes are together, hair ties have a place-it all fit so nicely!! The only organizer I was unable to use was the large one, I believe it is the  6"x15".  I ended up using that one on my shelf in the bathroom to put small bottles of hair products and other small things to keep them together. I can just pull out the box to get what I need and look into without having to make a mess.  The entire system makes everything nicer to look at and makes it efficient!  I was so proud I had to run out and show my husband what I had done!!  ☺  What can I say, I love being Suzy Homemaker!!

I wanted to share some fabulous Junk Drawer Organizing Tips from Rubbermaid:

Bringing order to your home's most over-used drawer
Everyone has one. But few of us use it effectively. Yes, that’s right: the family junk drawer. Almost always in the kitchen, it becomes a catchall for everything from specialty kitchen tools to spare keys, gum to school permission slips, office supplies to emergency essentials. Here’s our four-step plan to help you sort through the mess and transform your drawer from junky to ingenious!
STEP 1: ASSESS THE MESS
Take everything out of the drawer and put it on a (spacious!) flat surface. What’s actually in there? There’s stuff that should be there (batteries, extra keys), and probably a lot that shouldn’t: tools, school permission slips, junk mail, candy. Determine what’s staying, and what’s going.
STEP 2: RELOCATE WHAT NEEDS RELOCATING
Move the aforementioned misplaced items to their rightful places (in the tool box, into the garbage or recycling bin), then ensure similar items won’t end up in the junk drawer in the future. Put baskets by your front door or mudroom so kids have someplace to stash school notices, and you have a spot to put mail, junk or otherwise. Set up a plastic binder or sleeve to hold takeout menus, placing it near your phone book. And vow to take the extra time to put screwdrivers and drill bits where they belong, to avoid searching later.
STEP 3: CREATE NICHES FOR JUNK-DRAWER ESSENTIALS
Now dedicate space for junk drawer must-haves. These are the things you want on-call on a weekly basis, as when packing lunches, jotting down notes while checking voicemail, handing off the house to a home-sitter or babysitter, lighting candles, and so on. Also, you’ll want to keep some emergency supplies handy, like the essential flashlight and batteries. Shallow plastic drawer organizers, with moveable dividers that can be adjusted to fit drawer size, are perfect for all your junk-drawer needs. Flashlights, notepads and pens, twist-ties, kitchen twine, scissors and matchbooks are all accessible.
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.
 
Rubbermaid  would love to help one of you get more organized! One lucky reader will win a set of Junk Drawer Organizers with the following dimensions:
  • 1 – 6″ x 15″ compartment
  • 1 – 6″ x 9″ compartment
  • 1 – 3″ x 9″ compartment
  • 1 – 3″ x 12″ compartment
  • 3 – 3″ x 3″ square compartments
Here is how to win!
    ***MANDATORY ENTRY***THIS MUST BE DONE FOR ALL OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT!
    Head over to Rubbermaid.com and leave me a comment telling me something else you would love to have from Rubbermaid

    For some extra entries, do the following, and for each that you do,  leave a separate comment below telling me you did it.  Example: if you  blog about it for 5 entries, leave 5 separate comments, such as "blogged here (leave me the link), entry #1" and  so forth.  shoot me an email at frugalfamilyfunspot(at)gmail(dot)com if  you have any questions!!

    1. Follow Rubbermaid on Twitter (for 1 bonus  entry!)

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    3. Follow me on Google friend  connect (For 3 bonus entries!)

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    5.  Blog about this giveaway (For 5 bonus entries!) (Leave me a link to the  blog!)

    6. Tweet about this giveaway!! MUST include the link to this review AND @FrugalFamilyFun AND @Rubbermaid

    THIS CAN BE DONE  5 TIMES DAILY FOR 1  ENTRY PER TWEET. THESE MUST BE SPACED OUT, NO LESS THAN 1 HOUR  APART!!  (For 1 bonus entry each, total of 5 daily!)

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    The contest will begin March 17,2010 and end April 17,2010 at 11:59 P.M.  PST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or they forfeit their prize. In this case a new winner will be chosen!  Good luck to all!

    I was not monetarily compensated for  this post. Rubbermaid did provide me with a junk drawer organizer for product review, and will also be providing the winners with one as well.

    Some Photos courtesy of Rubbermaid.


     

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