Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tell Me About Your "Junk Drawer"

I have a "junk drawer" in my kitchen. It is the drawer that holds coupons, birthday candles, extra twisty ties and a host of ketchup, honey, soy/duck sauce and salt packs. I go through this drawer often to clear it of "junk", but the junk just multiplies. I ask my self every time, "Why do we keep this stuff?" but then when the kids ask me what to do with said junk, I without thought tell them to "put it in the junk drawer." Why? My goal for the end of this year is to re-purpose the junk drawer. I will no longer keep packs of ketchup, mustard and duck sauce (that by the way, no one ever uses). I will keep coupons with the grocery list and will put just enough twisty ties in a zip lock bag and get rid of the rest.

So, tell me about your "junk drawer".


Fatcat said...

Which one? :-)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Mine looks about like yours. Only I have no ambitious plans to clean it out until stuff starts to leave on its own.

Life Adapted said...

You don't seriously want to know what's in my junk drawer, do you? I figure when I'm dead and buried my kids can clean it out. They can ask each other why I kept a broken Christmas ornament for 20 years or why didn't I find a better place for the view finder that has a picture of our family at Sea World in 1998. It'll give my kids something do while they are morning. See, even in death I will be useful to my kids :)

Be blessed.

Laura said...


I'm so excited to have found you! I too am a single homeschooling mother. I have 3 beautiful girls in 7th, 6th and 3rd grades. We've been homeschooling for 7 years now and loving it!!

I do not have a junk drawer, but I have a countertop that just never seems to stay cleaned off! Ahhh! My goal is that everything have a place and be in that place!! LOL

Please come visit us at

I'm trying to connect with other single homeschool moms across the country! Have a great week!