Organize Junk Drawer
How to Organize Your Junk Drawer – WHY
Do you want to organize your junk drawer? In fact there are many websites dedicated to junk drawer organization.
I only have one question. WHY?
I never ever thought anyone would want to organize a junk drawer. That sounds like an oxymoron – organized junk. Think about it – who organizes junk? But yet there are some sick people out there who worry about their junk drawers. I know because I wrote a piece about what was in my junk drawer and I received emails from women (who else) who offered me tips on how to organize it.
Hello? Did I ask for tips? Somebody said that I should put the stuff on shelves and that way I could see it and remember to use it. Another person (yes, a woman) suggested I buy some glass bottles, line them up and then put the junk in the glass bottles, so I could see it. Someone even said I could go to the store, buy a junk drawer organizer for about eight bucks and that would help put my life back in order.
Excuse me, but putting my life back in order is going to take a lot more than organizing my junk drawer. Between you and me, I really think I have deeper issues to deal with. In fact, if you are trying to organize it, it only means one thing. You need to get a life. If you are sitting around the house, even thinking about organizing junk , this is God’s way of telling you have entirely too much time on your hands. What’s next? You are going to take up cat herding?
Excuse me, but unorganization is the essence of a junk drawer. It is like purgatory for items you rarely use, really don’t like and don’t want to see .But you don’t have the guts to throw the junk away.
For instance you are not going to find a pair of scissors in a junk drawer. That is something you use on a regular basis. You might find a lighter with no fuel, a pen with no ink and a key to a car you had ten years ago. Junk drawers are where items go to DIE.
In fact, I think mine could be called a drunk drawer. There is no other explanation for what I throw in there. I had to be drunk.
But the good news is that my junk drawer has amused me for endless hours as it is stuffed with crap and I can spend many fruitful hours cussing and trying to open it.