Do you have a junk drawer?
What do you do with all those little odds and ends that you are not quite sure what to do with? Where is that drawer located?
I admit that I don’t have a junk drawer. I’m not saying this as a point of pride but as a straight up fact. And really, I don’t have a junk drawer because I don’t have enough room to have a junk drawer. Every single drawer and shelf in my house has a specific purpose. I just try really really hard to give all those little doodads a home that makes sense…and sometimes I’m really pushing the limits of making the connections.
I admit I have what I refer to as a multi purpose drawer– the threads that hold this drawer together are loose. This drawer contains my regular cameras, unused video camera, foreign country adapters, underwater camera, extension cords, waterproof bags for phone and ipad, and a baseball that we got at a game, that’s there’s a long and mainly uninteresting story involved.
Do you know what the hardest thing for me to find a place for is? The extra command strips that come when you use those hooks and clips. I KNOW that at some point I will need them again. So where should I store them? They’re not really a tool, so they don’t go in the tool box. Don’t belong in the kitchen. Hmmmm. So where should I keep them? In the end, I got a box and I put them all in a box and I store that box in the cabinet when you walk into my apartment. They are self contained and easy to find.
Rubber bands? Kitchen drawer I have a little box that holds them.
Batteries?- small drawer in my end table in a box specifically for batteries.
What are the little objects that you never know where to put? Or, what items, big or small, do you struggle with storing?