|This is what my junk drawer looks like.|
- Before becoming a minimalist I had two junk drawers that were so full of stuff it was breaking the drawers!
- I can’t NOT have a junk drawer. (Because it’s way easier to say “Junk drawer” than it is to say “The garage door opener drawer”)
How often do you dig through your junk drawer?
Or do you just go to it to put something in it?
What things are in there? Extra screws? Instructions manuals that you never look at? A broken flashlight? Pencils that are too short? Stamps from 10 years ago?
And why do you keep these things?
After trying many years to sort it and organize it, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to get rid of it, is this: just dump it in the trash.
If you feel that is too radical for you, dump it in a box, tape the box, set it in your storage area for a month. If you haven’t had to dig it out during that time, then toss it in the dumpster- don’t even think about looking in it!
From now on, if you don’t know what to do with something… throw it away. There is no point in keeping 20-30 items that don’t “belong” anywhere. If they don’t “belong” than they don’t belong in your house!
Have you dumped your junk drawer? If not, what’s stopping you?
Leave a comment and let me know if your having trouble getting rid of something, we can talk about it!