Episode 35 – taming your junk drawer

Drawer with junk

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In this podcast, Lesley and Ingrid explore whether having a junk drawer is useful in a kitchen. We discuss how to declutter, organise and containerise a junk drawer.

Almost everyone has the dreaded junk drawer in their home. It can be full to bursting with all different kinds of bits and bobs that don't have another home in your house or have been put in the junk drawer for 'safekeeping'.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Whether Lesley and Ingrid have a junk drawer in their homes.
  • Is there a better name for the junk drawer - we like the idea of the 'drawer of practical things!'
  • What kinds of things are found in a junk drawer.
  • Procrastination is a key factor in why people use a junk drawer and don't put things back in their rightful place.
  • How worrying forms a big part of why we keep the sorts of things we often find in junk drawers. We worry that we are going to need it some day.
  • To avoid using a junk drawer you need a place for everything so everything can be put back in its place.
  • Sometimes the 'drawer of practical things' IS the home for things.
  • Containerisation is the key to success in organising a junk drawer.

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