7 things – the junk drawer

a quick project for you to tackle today, you’ll be glad you did.  here are 7 things that can be minimalized from your junk drawer in one hour or less:

  1. pens/pencils
  2. old batteries (you know you’re never going to use them)
  3. keys (if you don’t know what they open, they don’t open anything)
  4. scissors/tape/paper clips/rubber bands (does that count as one item?)
  5. tools/hardware (keep one philips screwdriver, that’s it – put the rest away)
  6. coins/receipts
  7. phone books (i hope i’m not the only one with more than one phonebook in my drawer…)

is there anything you would like to add to this list that should be minimalized from your junk drawer?

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  1. Christy says

    Someone told me no house should have a JUNK drawer, especially not a minimalist house. So I purged mine and now call it my “utility” drawer. Makes it sound useful. LOL

  2. says

    I really enjoyed this post; it just inspired me to clean out my own junk drawers (the key being that there are more than one!). I stumbled this article for you, too, by the way. =)


  3. says

    i’m with jonathan – after reading this i immediately cleaned out my two junk drawers in the kitchen. i have one more to tackle in the guest room, but the worst is over with. thanks for this post. i’m really liking all the “seven” articles!

  4. says

    I like this too but one caution regarding keys…
    Haven’t you ever heard that the quickest way to find out what a rogue key belongs to is to throw it away! ; )

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