Ultimate Junk Drawer

March 26, 2008

Journal, Lauren

This picture is edited so you don’t see the surrounding mess.

As I was putting away my hot-glue gun tonight, it occurred to me that we’ve never shown you our drawers. A couple of years ago at one of the surplus auctions we bought an old library card catalog to hold our junk. I insisted that it would fit perfectly in the little nook in one of our closets. I said I was sure of it! (I actually had no idea.) We brought it home, and with the tiniest bit of modification (taking off the baseboards and cramming it in so we’ll have to sell it with the house), it fit like a glove. A really, really tight glove.

We keep all kinds of stuff in it – each in its little labeled drawer, but the drawers aren’t arranged in any logical order. That makes Brad crazy, because when he’s here he’s always looking for scissors, and I move the scissors drawer around.

Organized crap

sewing items pins & clips fasteners (velcro, hook & eye...) ribbon string pens & pencils glue other adhesives masking tape big tape markers balloons little tape colored pencils flash lights (always empty) hole punch scissors other cutters measuring things stapler & staples
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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Ultimate Junk Drawer”

  1. Karla Said on:

    That is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen and I’m horribly jealous. I wonder if my dad has one of those stashed in his basement that he’s not using. He might have taken one with him when he left St. Pauls. Hmmm…
    ~~~
    OMG!!! I LOVE THE EGG! I think I like that better than the idea of having a card catalog of my own! Great job, Lloyd!

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  2. Brad Said on:

    But where are the scissors?!? *shudder* *shudder* I need some SCISSORS, man! *shudder* *shudder* It’s been too long since I used. I’m starting to feel sick. *shudder*

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  3. Lloyd Said on:

    A few of them have labels that are, perhaps, overly specialized. My two favorites are “decorative stones” and “keys to nothing”.

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  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Does one labe read “Miscellaneous Stuff”

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  5. Annette Said on:

    Homes with built-ins are very marketable

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  6. Peggy Said on:

    Love the “Junk Condo.” I must have one!

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  7. Peggy Said on:

    Somebody sign in as me & comment will ‘ya … gotta keep my numbers up you know.

    Have fun!!

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  8. Brady G. Said on:

    absolutely. think. it. is. awesome. want one now.

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  9. Vera Said on:

    What a neat idea. I want one too! hehhe :)

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  10. Mary Said on:

    I also have no special order to my drawer labeling -- but I understand it. The most-used stuff (Advil, pens, scissors) are at hand-level, and the least-used (sewing kit) on the bottom with heavy things like pliers. :)

    Nicely fit into that closet!

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