Welcome to Day 3: The Junk Drawer. Today's Soundtrack was selections from Django Reinhardt. A little upbeat jazz to start my day!
Okay, look at that. Terrible. Can barely open and close the drawer.
I like when you get to the slush at the bottom. Then you can start scooping and scraping.
When you empty it all out, you don't even know how all that stuff was fitting in there!
Random stuff: a bunch of wooden spoons, given to me by a friend. I don't even know what I ever intended to do with these? There are over a hundred of them! Was I thinking I'd have a hundred friends over for gelatto or something?
Success! Found a long lost combo to one of the bike locks, hurray!
Ready to reload. I work with the trash can close at hand.
Today's sentimental thing found: a Hungry Caterpillar magnet Zack and I made when he was a preschooler. Totally keeping it. :-)
Remember these? I don't think I've cracked a yellow phone book in 3 or 4 years, yet I give them space in my junk drawer. I think it's time to say goodbye to the phone books. I'm sure if I dug around on pinterest somebody's probably modge-podging with yellow phone book pages, but I'm on a mission. To the recycle bin you go!
Speaking of Pinterest: I have Pinterest now. So long heaps of magazine recipes...I probably would never have gotten around to you anyway.
45 minutes later, my junk drawer has room to breath. It was touch and go for a minute. I realized I often give up right at the finish line with these types of projects. I get to this point where I no longer want to make decisions about each item, and I say oh well and just fit everything back in as good as I can. This time I left a lot of space, because let's face it, it's a junk drawer. It will be full to the brim again by Christmas, and that's okay.
Do you have a junk drawer? Does it bug you or do you accept it as a needed space in your home?