|Seán's so happy he found his safety masks.|
It may be because Spring is in the air (despite the snow on the ground), it may be because I'm starting to shape up as a housewife (doubtful), or it may be because I spent a solid five minutes searching for Scotch tape (most likely) that I decided it was about time to clean out the junk drawer.
I have a love/hate relationship with my junk drawer. I love that there's a place to stash odds and ends. I hate that I have to wade through the odds to find the ends. It's a major time suck and I don't have the extra time to waste.
|This is so not staged for dramatic effect.|
I emptied out everything, tossing what I didn't need (or couldn't identify), sorting everything into piles. I picked up the skinny white baskets at the Family Dollar. They were $1.25 for a three pack and are perfect for my huge amount of pens and Sharpies. I have batteries in the second one and cutting tools in the third. The larger basket I've had so long I can't remember where or when I got it. The blue baskets are the Styrofoam containers mushrooms come in at the grocery store. My hoarding tendencies are totally under control. I promise.
|Much better, right?|
Things I discovered that I didn't even know we owned:
- Zip ties
- Three packages of night light bulbs
- Very little Scotch tape (must buy more)
- Laser level
- Two box cutters
- Safety masks
- D & 9 volt batteries
- Nationwide ice scraper
- Flag pole bracket
- A bag full of plastic skull rings & temporary tattoos
- Jump rope
- The Grinch Stole Christmas tap light