Do you have junk drawers? Are they in your kitchen? Only in your kitchen? How many?
Here are mine from left to right - in the kitchen.
This is the only one with a real name. It's called the "telephone book drawer." Can you guess why? This is the go-to drawer. It has the items we use most often in it. Scissors, measuring thingy, the Altoids I can't seem to throw away even though I now have a huge supply of my favorite mints along the right side of the drawer. The ruler, a ball of string, a D battery, etc., etc. Oh, yeah, and the telephone book! Hence the name.
Next we have the "middle drawer." That's not really a name; more of a location. There's a baggie in there filled to capacity with pens and pencils. Can you see the shoe brush, top/middle? No, we never use it anymore but it's such a cool, old thing that we can't toss it so, into a junk drawer it goes.
This drawer doesn't get opened as often as the "telephone book drawer."
This is the third drawer or what is sometimes referred to as "the one next to the pantry." There's Augie's brush which doesn't get hauled out often and the grill book which does. We bought that along with the grill a few years ago - a wise decision.
Every year or four one of us decides to tackle and purge these drawers. It's amazing what we get rid of and the quantity - yowza! One of us likes to hang onto stuff more than the other - can you guess who that might be?
Our house isn't big so we don't have closets crammed full of stuff. Oh, yeah, we don't have closets; maybe that's why, eh? Our basement is dry which not a lot of people can say but it's not chocked full either. We've actually been pretty good about getting rid of stuff over the years. It's just that junk drawer problem that needs to be addressed.
Of course, if we did a "drawer cleansing" - what would we use those drawers for then?