The Amarillo Debate: What’s in a Junk Drawer?
Over the weekend I was reorganizing things. I was also looking for a specific item I needed. I was on the hunt for a roll of tape. You know that item that you might find in a junk drawer. Do you have one of these junk drawers?
I saw something on Tik Tok that basically said nothing is more Texan than having a junk drawer. I really didn't know that there are people that don't have this catch all drawer. Now since everything is bigger and better in Texas I will have to admit it here. I have three. Yes, three junk drawers. They are all in my kitchen.
It started when I was moving in. My kitchen has tons of storage. Everything has a place. That being said it left me with three empty drawers. They just sorta morphed into my present day state of chaos. My junk drawers.
What can you find in your junk drawer? Why do we have these? I guess it is to keep the junk in a well hidden place. Is that the reason? I went through my drawers to see if there was anything I could get rid of. My fear is I will throw away that roll of tape and someday I will just need it. I want to avoid running out to a store at all costs. So I hold onto it.
What is in my junk drawers? One has all those return address stickers that you get from non profits like St Jude and such. They are handy when I am actually mailing something out. So I have a ton of those. I have some old gift cards? Why? Usually they are the hard copy of one that is attached to an app. So I am afraid I will run into an issue. So I keep it until the amount is spent. A lighter just in case I need one. Oh and that tape. All sorts of tape.
I have one drawer that is basically nothing but pens and markers. I have pens from old employers. I have sharpies and highlighters. They do come in handy.
Oh and that third junk drawer has my collection of Glad plug ins. The ones I am not currently using in my home but I sure don't want to throw them out. I mean they are expensive. Right?
So here I am with my three junk drawers. Is that overkill? Do you have any? I need to know my extreme level of possibly being a hoarder?