In Which I Clean My Junk Drawer… After 3 Years (!!!)


My name is Jenny and I have a substantial junk drawer.


The benefit to waiting 3 years to clean one’s junk drawer is, SURPRISES!!!

(Trouble viewing? You can view it here on YouTube!)

I published this on YouTube before I shared it here, and one of the commenters asked, “How big is that drawer?!?!?!?”

It appears I am pulling from Marry Poppins’ bag! Aaron o asks a fair question. And he got me wondering too, HOW BIG IS THAT DRAWER?!

Also, due to consideration of time, I did not include EVERYTHING I found in that drawer on the video, so… there’s that disclosure.

So. Size.

It measures 18 x 20.


Not feet.

It is a generous-sized drawer.

That can apparently house approximately 3 years of laziness.

Here’s the before:

junk drawer - before

Aaaaand here’s the after…

junk drawer - afterEvery thing in me wants to go find awesome organizer thingies, but our house is on the market, and it’s looking like it may not be for much longer and I think I’ll just wait to see where we land before I spend any organizational monies.

(We’re staying local, BTW… just waiting to see what happens with our house before we go committin’ to something else!)

Back to junk drawer-ing… IN MY DEFENSE… Cleaning out a junk drawer aaaaaaaand chronicling the process on video takes a bit more commitment.  Due to my FIRST Junk Drawer Haul…

(Trouble viewing? You can view it here on YouTube!)

(This is by far my favorite of the two. I kinda miss having Lucy in 1/2 day kindergarten… *sigh*)

…and the ridiculousness of the state of our junk drawer has again become, my husband was all, “You know you have to make another junk drawer video.”

He was right. I think rifling through the bowels of one’s junk drawer for the world to see is actually an act of love for others.



Orrrrrrr… now you don’t feel so bad about your junk drawer.

However, I have had a few people tell me they have more than one junk drawer.

On the other hand, I would have to say that though I really can identify only one clear junk drawer in my home, my laundry/mud room almost substitutes for junk ROOMS.

Aaaaand I have assorted baskets and that whose function is very similar to my junk DRAWER.

Junk rooms, junk baskets, junk drawers.

And I can’t even with our garage right now.


Like, the passenger side door cannot open all the way because of the pile of drywall that is there that I was told would not be there long now it’s been over 5 years.

But I won’t talk about that because that takes me to the place in my head where I get very crazy and it’s not fun in there.


Junk drawer(s). You got one(s)? Is yours always organized?

If a junk drawer is always organized can it really be called a “junk drawer”?


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4 Responses to “In Which I Clean My Junk Drawer… After 3 Years (!!!)”

  1. Jen says:

    I love your junk drawer videos. Maybe it’s the organizer in me. Maybe it’s because you collect the most random items in that drawer. Maybe because I’m afraid of my own junk drawer!

  2. Nolie says:

    From where I am sitting I can count 3 junk drawers, 2 junk cupboards and 2 junk cabinet areas. I try to tackle them once a month or so. Try being the key word.

  3. Jo says:

    Well we are now living in a house that is just over half the size of the one before it. It has no basement and no garage. Both of which our previous house had… So yeah, we have a junk drawer (s) and we also have a storage shed we pay for every month. I keep telling my husband, if we haven’t used it in 5 years, we probably don’t need it!! But there are a few things he goes and gets to use and takes back when he’s done since there is no where to put it here…I keep hoping that one day we will have money to put a pole barn or garage up here at camp. 🙂

  4. Emily G says:

    Ah, the junk drawer … such an odd menagerie of things wind up in there!! I truly LOL’d at your “conditioner in the junk drawer … THAT’S helpful …” comment! Go back and look at your facial expression, priceless!
    Great video as always!

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