Everybody’s Got a Junk Drawer

You know the one… its the drawer in your house that usually only slides one inch out because inevitably something has gotten stuck in the back prohibiting the drawer from opening until you can slide something in there to free the drawer from its restriction.  No? Just me…? Okay.

And now the bad blogger award goes to: MJ! I got on such a roll organizing the kitchen cabinet that I showed you yesterday that I just dumped the whole drawer out before snapping a photo.  OOOPS.  Now put on your imagination googles and imagine all of this:

junkdrawer4 Shoved into one TINY LITTLE drawer and you’ll get the picture.  And if you don’t recognize it… that’s a little baby Jesus in the bottom left. It belongs to a nativity at my mom’s house. NO CLUE how it made it into the junk drawer.  And that, my friends, is the beauty of the junk drawer.

So I have no illusions that this is going to solve the JUNK problem at our house, but I do think it will at least help it out for a while.  And bonus, all last week when I didn’t have a computer, I knew where all my pens were. Mission ACCOMPLISHED. Ready to sneak a peak into our junk?

junkdrawer3 It has all the necessary things you can NEVER FIND IN A HOUSE: Scissors, tape, a pen, a flashlight, headphones for our runs, etc.  I mentioned this a bit in yesterday’s post, but the countertop right above this is sort of our ‘command center’ and by command center I mean crap collector.  Its where we sort mail, put things to be filed or dealt with, things to return, and where I keep my purse when I’m at home.

It is also where I keep track of invitations, calendar and birth announcements, leaving the front of our fridge to be left uncluttered.   junkdrawer2

Two other things on the side of the fridge that I want to point out: that card that says Internet Code? In grad school I had so many study groups and friends come over to the house and need our wi-fi code that I wrote it on a nice card and hung it on the fridge.  4 years later and I still have the card and it is such an easy way to help guests out.  If I know I’m going to have a guest stay the night or someone over that will need internet access, I can just leave the card out on the table for them.  But for the sake of posting on this ole blog I deleted it out of the picture so none of you weirdos will come over and steal our internet. 

The other thing I have up there is a cheat sheet from a local nursery on what to do when for your yard. They gave it to me one of the times I went in and asked for advice… I tried to google it so that y’all could see it in more detail, but I couldn’t find it.  However, Covington’s does have great advice for North Texans on their website here.  I went ahead and laminated it and stuck it up on my fridge just as a reminded for what I needed to be doing to help my yard look a little nicer.

And that’s the end of our little tour of our ‘command center’.  I’ve got one more post about the pantry and that will wrap up my kitchen organization, making it one room completely organized.  I’m feeling pretty confident that I’m going to be able to check this item off my 30 Before 30 List!



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