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

by | Jan 18, 2014 | Life, Video | 4 comments


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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