Technically, our junk drawer is in the dining room. . . but I knew it needed cleaned out. So I thought about it, and even took a picture of the mess, then I procrastinated. The odds and ends ended up here because when we purchased out home, there was only one drawer in the kitchen... and it was broken. In all reality, this is probably the best the drawer has looked in the 11+ years we've lived here, still it needed work!
Our junk drawer tends to be the place to hide things we don't really want to take time to put away. . . especially those things that belong in the basement! While it's ok to keep a couple screwdrivers or pliers handy, we don't need all of our hand tools hanging out in the dining room.
I think it's called the junk drawer because no one used to use the word stuff. They called items by their real names. . . now we call it stuff. So in reality, it should be called our stuff drawer, because it is where we stuff our stuff instead of dealing with it. So let's deal with it already.
Ready, set, go!
All of this was in the drawer. I don't think I need SIX screwdrivers and TWO measuring tapes, or the ponytail holders the girls haven't worn in a decade in my Odds and Ends Drawer.
I put away the extra tools and caulk in the basement, threw away trash, cleaned out the drawer itself. Oh - what's this?! On the bottom of the drawer is the historical information about my china cabinet. It was purchased by my Great-Great Grandfather in 1891. Cool!
Now it's all clean and still has space for an extra set of house keys. Thanks for the encouragement to clean out my no more junk drawer Michele!
Much better don't you think? Did you get into the nitty gritty of cleaning this week? How are you cabinets and drawers doing? Hope you're joining in on this cleaning and de-cluttering adventure! Earlier this week the girls and I dropped donations off at the local Christian Center from the items we weeded out the end of December. I'm sure we will need to make another trip soon, since we're only on week 3 of this cleaning adventure!
In answer to your question - no - I didn't clean out the rest of the china cabinet this week. Remember - it's not in the kitchen?! This week was the Kitchen cabinets. I'm hoping Michele has the dining room scheduled for later this year. :)