We had such a drawer in the kitchen, until I emptied it out, sorted all the stuff into baggies, and put it away neat and tidy. Things like tools went into the toolbox where they belong and all the screws, nails and hooks, went into my toolbox, so next time I am looking for a nail, I will know exactly where to find one.
I found objects in the drawer, I had no idea what they were, or what part of something, they originally came off. Had to check with MrC before tossing anything important out.
The garbage sack, I had beside me as I worked, did not go out to the trash empty.
Why we keep placing things like, nails, screws, paper clips, coupons etc. in a drawer instead of putting them away in the first place, is beyond me. Is it because we are lazy or because it is more convenient to open a drawer, toss the item in and walkaway.
This is one more chore to cross off the list. sometime soon I may get to the end of the list.
we have a couple of junk drawers in my house...full.
It actually makes sense to have a pack rat drawer. If you use 8 pop rivets for example, your're not gonna get a jar or baggie to store the remaining 92 pop rivets. Otherwise you'd use 20 minutes of time to get the resources to "store" in the garage in an indexable access system! ;-)
I have a draw and cupboard like that, it's always fun to sort it out and think 'What on earth was that for?'
My list has no end. I just continue adding to it.
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