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Friday, February 26, 2010

Giveaway: Not Your Mother's Organizer

When Rubbermaid contacted me to see if I wanted to try their new junk drawer organization set, I pictured my junk drawer.... and said "SURE!" When the organizers arrived, my mom and I commented on how they looked a lot like the ones she'd been using in her kitchen drawers for ten years.

Then I opened the package and realized that these were NOT my mother's drawer organizers! Take a look.
The drawer organizers interlock with one another. This is a great feature, because you can create any configuration that fits both your needs and your drawer space. Plus, the interlocking feature ensures the drawer organizers stay together when you open and close your drawer and reduces the chance of small objects following through cracks and becoming lost.

But... My mom's drawer organizers did that.

What makes these different is the non-slip features that Rubbermaid has added to them. The drawer organizers have special feet that help stabilize them in the drawer. The feet stop the organizers from crashing back and forth in the drawer as it is opened and closed.

There is also non-slip material built into the inside of each organizer piece. The set I received was black with a tan floral non-slip pattern inside. It was really pretty! The pattern featured on the drawer organizers is unique and will hopefully help make your drawer more pleasing to look at.

I totally forgot to take BEFORE pictures for you, but rest assured that these drawers were A MESS. I couldn't believe how much junk I pulled out of our junk drawer. And we have a pretty small junk drawer! I found a ton of paperclips, more bread twist-ties than we could ever use in a lifetime, and some batteries that were starting to corrode. Ick!

I started by removing everything from the drawer. I laid it all out on my kitchen table and started sorting. I put a few things where they should have been, threw away what was trash, and kept just what we needed. Here's the finished product.


I took this picture about a week and a half ago. Would you believe that the drawer still looks like this? The non-slip features really do their job! (And notice that I kept a few of the bread twist-ties. You never know when those will come in handy!) I now smile when I open this drawer, because everything has its own little compartment.

Since my junk drawer is so skinny, I wasn't able to use one of the pieces from the organizing set. So I headed over to my pot holder drawer with it. I didn't want to put pot holders in it. In fact, I have a my Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels, and a kitchen timer stashed in that drawer. The problem is that they're always buried under the pot holders. Not any more....

Now it's much easier to slip a Box Top into the bag when I find one. I don't have to dig through the whole drawer any more. Just opening the drawer makes me feel more organized! (And I've written myself a note to buy some new potholders. You don't realize how yucky yours look until you take pictures of them for your blog. I think these may have been wedding presents 15 years ago.)

Now it's your turn!

Want to get your drawer spaces more organized? You can start with this Junk Drawer Organization Tip post from Rubbermaid's solutions pages. You can also print a coupon good for $1.00 off any Rubbermaid kitchen product.

If you would like to enter to win your own set of Rubbermaid drawer organizers, there are five ways to enter to win:
  1. Visit Rubbermaid's company blog, Adventures in Organization, and tell me what your favorite organizing idea/post is. This is one of the BEST company blog sites I've ever seen! Be sure to leave your email address or link to your Blogger profile (if it's public) so that I can contact you if you win.

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If you're entering more than once, please leave separate comments letting me know what you did. If you do four different things to enter but only leave one comment, you only end up with one entry. Instead, leave a comment for each method of entry that you use.

The winner will be chosen randomly on Saturday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a free set of drawer organizers from Rubbermaid. Rubbermaid is also supplying a free drawer organizer set for my giveaway winner. The reviews here are my own honest opinions of the product and were not influenced by the free organizer sets.

53 comments:

Julie said...

Would love those Rubbermaid Organizers - my junk drawer needs help! Your blog is on my blog roll and I read it all the time! Thanks!

Whitney said...

I loved the first tip on the blog about linking your earings to your necklace when packing them. I am always searching in the bottom of my bag for my earings. Thanks!!!

Jane said...

Oh how I need these! I follow you on Google Reader.

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Inspirational Savings said...

I love the shoe organizing over at their website. We have so many shoes that just get everywhere and are never organized whatsoever

Inspirational Savings said...

I am a follower of your site at my personal email address :)

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Coupon Teacher said...

I follow via google! Great giveaway!

Inspirational Savings said...

I posted your giveaway on my site at http://inspirationalsavings.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-over-at-saving-and-giving.html

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Courtney Covey said...

I just lost my job and this would be something I can sell on ebay to help keep my head above water! I just clicked to be a follower of your blog. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like the pictures in the post Small Place = Little Storage Space.
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I would have to say that the build your own storage is a keeper! wood(dot)co(at)live(dot)com

Theresa said...

I like the post in the blog about the closet systems. LOVE the shoe closet post. We are considering a system for our master bedroom closet, so this come in handy.

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Theresa said...

I am a follower

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Theresa said...

I subscribe to email updates.

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Anonymous said...

i am constantly losing earrings, so the earrings on the necklace idea was great!

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Anonymous said...

I am a follower

Thanks for this great giveaway! Would love to win and organize my home better :)

Susan
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Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber

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Amy said...

I've posted about your give a way on my site! I'm new to blogging but i LOVE your site!

Amy said...

i've added you to the blogroll

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Jennifer said...

I really liked sara's room's closet makeover, i think i need to do that in my chilren's rooms.

Niurka said...

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Christy said...

I am a follower and LOVE your blog!!

Christy said...

I put a post on my blog about your giveaway with the link!

ziner (fgies at new dot rr dot com) said...

I really like the "Paint My Numbers" Kitchen Cupboard Painting tip on the website! Very good idea!

ziner (fgies at new dot rr dot com) said...

I'm a new subscriber as of today! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Christy said...

I subscribe to your emails!

Christy said...

I can sooo relate to the garage post. I don't have a garage but an extra room off of my laundry room that is a catch all. And OH MY! It's a MESS! It is storage for Christmas, tools, toys, and all sports equipment not to mention the various things that we don't want to throw out. There is no organization about this room. I really need to work on this as soon as it warms up.

BevE said...

These Rubbermaid organizers are great. I have a few already but can always use more : D My favorite idea was using the 3M Command Hooks on the inside of a closet door for necklaces. My daughter works in a shoe store and has a ton of accessories - this idea would be perfect for her to display her purses, belts and necklaces!

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BevE said...

New friend follower to Saving and Giving, also Twitter follower : D

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BevE said...

Just signed up for Yahoo email subscription too : D

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Shawna said...

loved all the bathroom storage stories! my bathroom needs some serious help!

Shawna said...

I now follow ur blog! :)

Anonymous said...

the garage idea---im a pack rat :)
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Holly said...

i really need to take their advice on shoe organizing!

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Missy said...

I just subscribed via Google. This is a fantastic give away!!!!

Missy said...

I just signed up to get your daily emails.

Thanks!

Missy said...

I added you to my blogroll on my blog, wscouponer.blogspot.com
Thanks!!!

Missy said...

The "Wrapping Paper Roundup" is a fantastic article. It would be great to have all of my ribbons and paper in one place!!!

Pat said...

I've signed up for your e-mails and would love to have the Rubbermaid Organizers!

Hope said...

I follow your blog - its great!

Hope said...

Our garage needs desperate help (as do our junk drawers) and I really loved the garage article/ideas. (Too bad you didn't get to sample that!) :)

Hope said...

I subscribe as well...

Anonymous said...

I like the dog food in the tote idea!

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L. Kessler said...

New Follower* Loving it so far*
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Denise said...

And a subscriber :)

Denise said...

I'm a follower :)

Denise said...

I love the dog food storage idea, we live in the woods and have occasionally had 'critters' wander into the garage looking for food :)

Sarah Doyle said...

I certainly could use the expanding helper shelves! My pantry and cabinets would hold much more with these helper shelves!

Sarah Doyle
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http://ShopperStrategy.com (blog)

Sarah Doyle said...

I've posted a link to your giveaway on my personal blog at http://sarahjdoyle.com/2010/03/06/enter-a-giveaway-for-rubbermaid-organizers.aspx

Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Sarah J Doyle
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http://ShopperStrategy.com (blog)