Do you have a “junk drawer”?
We take it for granted, the junk drawer, but it seems to me that this phrase is more complex than it seems.
Thinking of something you own as “junk” is a way of telling yourself you aren’t worthy of being surrounded with things you love, or of living in a home that supports you in every way.
So let’s take a look into one such drawer, my own.
The irony of junk drawers is that they frequently contain some of the most useful stuff we own.
Plus, they’re usually located in central locations, giving us easy access to the things inside. Mine is in the kitchen, and it contains a pretty wide assortment of stuff.
I’ve changed its name, though. I call it
“The Fabulous Drawer.”
Every time I open this drawer, it’s great to see the essentials inside: small change, a tape measure, a box cutter, extra sets of house keys, IDs, a small flashlight, glasses-cleaning cloths, important medicines, and an assortment of other things we want handy.
My husband and I organize this stuff in small bowls and baskets we’ve picked up in our travels, so things we love are present, even in a place that’s mostly hidden from view.
We call it Fabulous because so many of our small, essential things “live” there. And whenever something small goes missing, we know we’re likely to find it in our Fabulous Drawer.
Drawers As Unique As You Are
With just a bit of effort you can transform your junk drawers from clutter magnets into storage that makes your life easier.
The essential miscellany of your life is about to become Fabulous.
Fish everything out of the drawer, put it on a nice big surface, and savor the “discovery moments” that follow:
“Oh, I’ve been looking for this everywhere!”
There’s nothing like the relief of unearthing something important and giving it a home, whether that’s missing keys, driver’s licenses, or a checkbook that had gone astray.
“Gee, I didn’t know I still had this.”
It’s great to rediscover meaningful things you love. Now’s the time to locate them in a place where they receive the honor and respect they deserve.
“Wow, this is trash!”
Here’s your opportunity to purge the true “junk”, exactly as defined in the dictionary: “articles that are worn out or fit to be discarded.”
It’s time to stop calling this a “junk” drawer. 🙂
A Fabulous Drawer of Your Own
You’re almost done. Dust out the drawer, track down a few containers that fit easily inside; gather your small essentials into their new containers, and close the drawer.
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a Fabulous Drawer that will enhance your life — and change your inner monologue — forever.