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June 14, 2016

Declutter Your Junk Drawer

How many of us has one of these in our kitchen?

*Sheepishly raises hand*

*Sheepishly raises hand*

Some call it a junk drawer, others a catch-all.

Whatever you choose to name it, it’s that place where all those things that defy every law of natural occurrence gravitate, seemingly of their own accord. This is where your tape, flashlights, bits of string, receipts, take-out menus (for restaurants that may or may not still exist), random tiny stuffed rabbits, and extra napkins call home.

Drawers are great. Before their invention, ancient Greeks and Egyptians just tossed their stuff into chests. That was just swell, except chests had to be shallow, otherwise one couldn’t get to their belongings at the bottom of said chest without removing everything else.

The invention of the drawer solved the difficulty of storing a number of small articles, trinkets, jewelry, writing and toiletry requisites separately, but in the same article of furniture.

I like to think the drawer creator’s next invention was The Junk Drawer.

But how many things in your junk drawer are actually useful, and what’s just taking up space?

Luckily for you (and me), your friends at Goodwill have created a super-handy guide that explains just that!

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It’s all a part of The GoodiesGoodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC’s downloadable content series that can help you declutter and DIY your way to a more inspired life. Whether you need a guide to streamlining your style or just cleaning out your drawers, our fresh features are sure to inform and delight.