You might have one, many people do

@GardenGerty (112521)
United States
June 15, 2019 10:33am CST
Or maybe you do not have one, but many people have what they call a "junk drawer". We did growing up. You might find tools, spare buttons, or many other things in that kitchen drawer at the end of the counter. A junk drawer can be anywhere, and hold just about anything. Actually, my top desk drawers have been serving that function for far too long.Extra tools are in the closet, plus I have a tool box for them. I like to have an organized house, or desk, or life. . . but dislike trying to get there when it is already out of control. So, about half the things that were there, in the top middle drawer, are not there any longer. Some of what must stay, like paperclips, have gotten contained in a box, because the one they came in collapsed. I have a stack of things scribbled on scrap paper that I want to type into files on my computer. The loose strips of staples are now put away, with a staple puller as well. Pictures have been put away with other keepsakes. Not a real active morning, but a good activity anyway. Items that can be recycled, are in that container. Hair clips that I randomly took out, are in a tray in a drawer in the bedroom now. Tools for nail care while I am at the desk are now zipped into a pouch together. Every little bit helps. Oh, I also found a random list of things I wanted to put in a discussion series! It has been a productive day.
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@Susan2015 (24954)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes I do have one and I try to keep it organized.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I have all these plans, and maybe eventually it will work out that I will be more organized.
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Jun
You're no fun, Susan.
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@Susan2015 (24954)
• United States
18 Jun
@MarshaMusselman I like things neat.
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@celticeagle (122952)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun
The bottom drawer in our kitchen is our 'junk drawer'. I haven't been in there in a long while so I can only imagine how junky that drawer has become.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
It is easy for things to be "out of sight, out of mind."
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@celticeagle (122952)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun
@GardenGerty ......That is so true.
@didinedhia (7915)
• Algeria
15 Jun
I think i dont have it
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
Then you are probably super organized and have no junk.
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• Algeria
16 Jun
@GardenGerty hmmmm not rezally hahah
@xstitcher (14603)
• Petaluma, California
15 Jun
The junk drawer in my kitchen contains several kitchen utensils, and a few cookie cutters that I can think of.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
That is not very junky at all.
@xstitcher (14603)
• Petaluma, California
16 Jun
@GardenGerty LOL--I guess not.
@Courtlynn (61691)
• United States
15 Jun
We have like 3. Lol. Annoying but more annoying to clean up
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I have to be in just the right mood to do it.
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@Courtlynn (61691)
• United States
16 Jun
@GardenGerty same, everything else, I can clean no issue.
@simone10 (30767)
• United States
15 Jun
We don't have a junk drawer now but we had one when I was growing up.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
You have outgrown it.
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@simone10 (30767)
• United States
16 Jun
@GardenGerty maybe, I don't know. Right now we don't gave any extra drawers.
• Midland, Michigan
15 Jun
I too have several junk areas. One basic junk drawer at the end on the cupboards. But I have four long drawers on the opposite side of my cupboards and those also hold various collections. Overall those are in reasonable shape as I have an idea which drawer holds which items although there's not necessarily any rhyme or reason to what's in each drawer. I have junk drawer in a built-in cupboard/drawer combination in the hallway. I should go through and throw half of it away, but... Maybe one day.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I do better if I will label them.
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Jun
@GardenGerty you mean what's in each drawer? I know, pretty much what's in most of them. Maybe this year while I'm off I can declutter sooner if them especially the ones loaded with things we never use.
• United States
15 Jun
congrats!! i used to've a junk drawer. now the hubs's spread out'n i consider the whole place junky. i keep my lil nook 'n such tidy 's the messiness drives me o'er the edge. which i'm figurin' 'd be why he does such...
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
We will not even mention how Bob does things. It is crazy.
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• United States
16 Jun
@GardenGerty 'tis a shame we can't ground 'em, eh? take 'way their 'toys' 'til they clean their space, etc....
@Nakitakona (8427)
15 Jun
That's good to hear from for havingba productive day. We don't have junk drawer. Everything is placed somewhere. When time comes that we need something we keep on finding them.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
Much of what is in my Junk Drawer is something I want to think about and decide if I want to discard it.
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16 Jun
@GardenGerty It looks like a stock room of excess prorperries.
• United States
16 Jun
i have several.time to go through them again..
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I am with you on that. The one in the kitchen stays pretty neat, here. The desk, however, is another story.
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@wolfgirl569 (18097)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Jun
I have a couple of those.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
You never know when you may need something.
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• United States
16 Jun
Yes, I have several. One day I'll go through them all and rid myself of the collection of junque. But, for now, the drawers remain filled to capacity.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
You and I could be sisters.
@allknowing (84344)
• India
16 Jun
I have a junk room (lol)
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
Shhhh. Our secret is safe. I need to get my life better organized.
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@Corbin5 (149363)
• United States
15 Jun
We have two junk drawers. I straighten them periodically. They never stay straightened for long.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
That is so true.It is too easy to pop them open and add something.
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@BarBaraPrz (23516)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Jun
Just one? I have several...
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I have at least three. Need to pare them down.
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@andriaperry (83472)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Jun
I used to have one but got so tired of not finding what I needed so I organized everything.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
Does Tony ever "disorganize" them for you?
@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
15 Jun
I don’t have a junk drawer but I use my luggages to junk all the clothes I don’t/can’t wear anymore.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
That makes sense.
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@CarolDM (32760)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes I have a catch all drawer for odds and ends. Have a good day!
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
It just makes sense to me.
@Dena91 (5800)
• United States
15 Jun
Yep we have a couple of them. I got an organizer container for one to try to keep things in their place for easier finding when we need them. The other drawer I go through probably once a year to through away things we don't need. Last year I threw away most of the take out menus because we don't eat out much any more and there was no reason to hold on to them.
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
I did a lot of throwing out yesterday.
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@amadeo (97648)
• United States
15 Jun
I still have my junk draw and always will.Good afternoon
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@GardenGerty (112521)
• United States
16 Jun
It comes in handy. I think I get more junk mail than anything.