Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Days To a More Organized Life: Day 6 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer

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The Junk Drawer.
Most kitchens (or dens) have them.
How in the world do they get so out of hand?

Now's the time. Grab the drawer and put it on the couch next to you while you watch TV, if necessary. Purge, toss - recycle all those menus for places you never eat at or are out of business. Toss out all those "Save 30 of these receipts" because you'll never recoup them anyway - and if you do, you find out that saving all those greasy slips of paper over the years has netted you a - wow - 10" pizza!! Woo! Hoo!

Yeah, we really did save up.
It really was 10 inches.
So depressing....

Now, I grew up in a home with a Depression-era Mom.
That means that she saved pretty much every scrap of string.

I don't want to live that way.
So, here's where I draw the line.
If I can buy it/replace it for $5 or less, I ditch it.
Your mileage may vary.

Actually, I don't have to use that in the kitchen anymore.
But, I sure need to use it in my basement.

I have at least 4 of these stains in my basement.
Just like nail polish, a couple are the exact same shade, too.
So, if I can replace them for $3.68 and I haven't used them in 5+ years....

Well, you get the idea.

Today is purging.
Tomorrow...well, stop back and see :)

What do you have the most of?
What will you be glad to see go?
Tell us in the comments below.

Wanna catch up?

Day 31 - Creating Your Dream Kitchen and Life!
Day 30 - Keep It Simple
Day 29 - Organizing Your Closet or Coat Rack
Day 28 - Raking It In
Day 27 - Take the Pill - Clean the Medicine Cabinet
Day 26 - Creative Uses For Storage Containers (Part 2)
Day 25 - Grab and Go!
Day 24 - Use What You've Got
Day 23 - No, Really...Look Over There!
Day 22 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 2)
Day 21 - Do you need THIS over THERE! (Part 1)
Day 20 - Wish and Gift Lists
Day 19 - Grace and Rest
Day 18 - Easy Free Ornament Storage
Day 17 - Pantries and Shelters
Day 16 - Do You Have a Blue Box
Day 15 - A Blast From the Past
Day 14 - What would make it WORK?
Day 13 - Filling the Wasted Space
Day 12 - Spice Things Up
Day 11 - Clean out Your Purse and Wallet
Day 10 - Simple Safety Tips
Day 9 - Sorting the Sock Drawer
Day 8 - Creative Uses for Food Storage Containers
Day 7 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 2)
Day 6 - The Dreaded Junk Drawer (Part 1)
Day 5 - Day 5 - Cleaning and Organizing Your Cell Phone
Day 4 - Getting a Grip on Storage Containers
Day 3 - "Waxing Poetic"
Day 2 - Grab Those Gift Cards
Day 1 - We Dream

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