Junk Drawers  

Granny872 66F  
52 posts
1/12/2019 5:45 pm
Junk Drawers


So my standard practice on weekends is to do things in a slow-but-steady pace ... chores, rest, some fun stuff. I still sometimes hate that I can't operate full-steam like a 35 yr old, lol, but those days are long gone. Anyway, chug-chug like the little engine.

Today I managed to do two short workouts on my Total Gym, fold up and pack away the double-size air mattress I slept on before my new bed arrived, three loads of laundry, washed the dishes, drank two pots of coffee, and cleaned out three junk drawers in my kitchen!

O.M.G. How many paper clips, rubber bands, thumbtacks, mismatched nuts and bolts, pencils without erasers and batteries can a one-person household have??

I should mention that I have slowly, over the past two years, been weeding through all the stuff in my home with the intention of downsizing, selling or simply clearing through the clutter. When I moved into this home in 2001, there were four of us living here: me, my (now late) husband, my mother and my teenage son. Now it's just me, and it's a 3-br, 2 bath with a full, finished basement, on just under an acre of land. Lots of work for a gal my age.

Anyway, the junk drawers. Symbolic in a way I think of the last decade of my life ... lots of things piling up but never quite resolved, so they get thrown in the 'junk drawer.' I cleaned out those drawers tonite and ended up with one full box full of stuff that should go back out to the garage (that's a whole 'nuther project). Still shuffling 'stuff' but at least it's getting it out of the house and back where it belongs. Gathered up a pint-size baggie full of paper clips that I'll take to work. Found enough batteries to power up a small city, lol. Threw out 5 tubes of weld and joint gunk (remnants of some misguided project my husband worked on, no doubt).

So altogether, the day was not totally unproductive, even if I never left the house. Yay me!

The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations ~~~ Zig Ziglar


Granny872 66F  
451 posts
1/12/2019 5:46 pm

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The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations ~~~ Zig Ziglar


Naughtypursuit 51F  
1700 posts
1/12/2019 6:01 pm

Love my junk drawers....anything I cant find is there.


Wonder167 51F  
1201 posts
1/12/2019 6:03 pm

I’ve been doing the same. Less stuff. Things I used to think was important, I want to get rid of. Knick knacks with no meaning, collecting dust... thing is, no one else wants it either. lol

Sounds like you had a productive day.


benard69 63M/63F  
3985 posts
1/12/2019 6:14 pm

Good idea...Think we'll tackle a few drawers tomorrow...Always put it off then spring hits and who the hell cares then...


fullbodyrub12 31M
9 posts
1/12/2019 6:16 pm

Ohhhhh yeahhhh !!!


lonlyforlove2 76M  
1048 posts
1/12/2019 6:29 pm

I Too, have some of those junk drawers, over 40 years in some of them, just haven't had the heart to just throw away all the stuff, barrerites, clothespins , paperclips, rubber bands , hair bows, you know, just stuff!!! Like you I have just got to sit down and start doing some of that stuff. ssunds like you got a good start. cheers!!!


SomewhereSE 61M
99 posts
1/12/2019 6:40 pm

Junk drawers (bins for larger stuff) are great, a lot of things aren’t worth the time or effort it takes to keep them organized in an anal retentive orderly fashion, if it’s even possible to do so.


pagancountrygirl 61F
3890 posts
1/12/2019 6:40 pm

Wanna come do mine for me?

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TicklePlease 51F  
11537 posts
1/12/2019 7:11 pm

It's hard to limit myself to ONE junk drawer in the kitchen but that's the only way to keep it from taking over! (I also have a zippered bag in my purse that i refer to as my "purse junk drawer")


exploringcol2019 33M
8 posts
1/12/2019 7:14 pm

Do we get any points


pocogato12 66F  
25337 posts
1/12/2019 8:53 pm

I had to do that one year ago. I gave up- pulled out one of the drawers, fished out all the loose change and pour everything else in a trash bag and -dump- very therapeutic. Good for you-congrats

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LustingInDeLoop 56F  
1155 posts
1/12/2019 9:51 pm

Would you like to come and organize me next?! Lol

Sounds like you accomplished a lot.

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dabrown33 44M
418 posts
1/13/2019 3:35 am

Ah, the junk drawers. Mine has rubber bands (which I had to buy, since I don't get newspapers), pipe solder, hose gaskets, 2 bbq lighters, a handful of 25 year old but unused chemlites, ONE "C" cell battery (?), pens, pencils, wall plates, an outlet tester, two sets of allen wrenches, half a drill index, a pack of playing cards, a bunch of jewler-size screwdrivers, assorted TORX bits, and the rest of the catnip.

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lefty64014 61M  
140 posts
1/13/2019 9:43 am

Junk drawer inventory seem to stem from a " it was a good idea at the time", what ever that idea was based on. Next thing you know, you have a collection of items to outfit the town you live in.


2trythis 55F  
4664 posts
1/13/2019 2:57 pm

That's quite an accomplishment. Slow and steady, progress not perfection, and all that stuff. As long as you're moving forward you're moving in the right direction. Hope that you feel good about what you got done.


Eviloutlaw1 57M  
1567 posts
1/14/2019 3:35 am

"don't throw that out I might need it some day" One of my Mothers lines, and as you guessed that item that should have been tossed was stuffed in the junk drawer. I admit it...I have one as well, over flowing with things I could have gotten rid of long ago. Still one never knows when they might need a watch-a-ma-call it, or a thing -a-ma-bob to get a job done or mend a do-hickey . I'll get around to clearing my junk drawer one of these days


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