So, in addition to my junk drawer we also have some cupboards above the desk and microwave that collect clutter. There was a little bit of organization in that I knew where stuff was supposed to go, but it was way too full and stuff was just getting shoved in. It actually took me a few minutes to find my camera in the mess to take these pictures.
I took a bunch of stuff down to the storage room and office where they needed to be. Office supplies went into the newly organized junk drawer. Tools and stuff out to the garage. Then I had plenty of room to put everything back all organized.
There's a basket for batteries, a basket for card games, a spot for gadgets like our external hard drive and camera and ipad accessories if we had one, and areas for our church papers and scriptures. Then there's the shelf that houses the kids stuff that I hate (play doh, markers, bubbles) so the kids don't get to it without permission, and I took medications upstairs to the medicine cabinet where they belonged and left vitamins and a few meds that are used often like Nathan's eczema cream. And of course we have our collection of souvenir cups on a top shelf lol. Not sure where else to put them.
It took a few hours to tackle the cupboards and junk drawer, but it was so worth it to be able to find what I need without sifting through junk or worrying about something falling on me. I even found a place for everything that was on top of the microwave. So nice to have an organized space!