It’s the dirty little secret we all have. It’s the place we hide all the stuff in our lives that we have no clue what to do with. We all have one whether we want to admit it or not. I’ve even decided to reveal mine to my blog reading audience – all 3 of you that is!
I’m talking of course about the infamous “junk drawer”. If you are the least bit human, you have at least one of these in your home. Mine is actually the first drawer you come to in the kitchen. It has become the dumping ground for all things that have no home, don’t match, are broken with the intent of being fixed, are missing pieces that I still have hopes of finding one day or have just been “temporarily” placed there until I find the time to put them where they really belong.
My junk drawer is a mis-matched collection of everything from scissors to a map of waterfalls in the Great Smokey Mountains. Some of the items are actually useful, but in time of need I doubt I would be able to find them. When things go into the junk drawer they are often forgotten. They are only remembered during brief glimpses when the drawer is opened to add another item. It’s kind of sad to think that there are things in my junk drawer that I could be using on an everyday basis. The only reason I’m not is because they are hidden from view and memory. Or is it maybe because these things really are junk? You decide. Here is just a small list of some of the things I found lurking in my junk drawer:
Assorted keys that go to who knows what (I think the keys to the house I grew up in are in there)
Deck of cards – missing the Jack of spades, 4 of hearts and 6 of clubs (gin rummy anyone?)
Roll of yellow curling ribbon (for wrapping a present maybe?)
6.0V rechargeable battery (?)
Epi-pen (no one in our household has allergies)
Dry erase board marker (I don’t have a dry erase board)
Green floral wire (?)
Child safety latches (my youngest is 7)
An electric Remington lint remover (now that might actually come in handy)
Care to share what’s in your junk drawer?