what do you have in your kitchen "junk drawer"?
- sweetpotato Jan 22, 2012 05:00 PM
I seem to have two junk drawers in the kitchen, one for pens and paper and the other full of
kitchen items like a pizza wheel, apple corer, serving spoons, skewers, cake knives, etc. What's in yours?
Th second drawer you describe does not sound like a junk drawer; to me it's an essentials drawer!
My junk drawer has Scotch tape, gum, coupons, binder clips, scissors, paper clips, rubber bands, a sewing kit...and that's all I can remember without getting up out of my recliner. :)
I don't have a drawer devoted to junk, but there's certainly stuff lying around in my silverware drawer that I don't know why I have. Cookie cutters, for instance. I don't make cookies. Ever. Little fluted molds - I have no idea where these came from, or what use they might be. A very sharp knife that comes to two points - this was a gift from someone, now deceased, who I liked a lot. But I can't figure out exactly what it is, or what to do with it. A wine stopper that is just a hair too slim to actually stop up a bottle of wine. Metal nozzles for for an icing bag, minus the icing bag itself, and also minus any desire I have to ice something (see comment re cookies, above). Etc.
My junk drawer has coupons, a box half full of birthday cake candles, an electric pencil sharpener, tape, pencil erasers, a couple pencils and pens, post its, a couple key parts for the kids' inflatable pool, a couple candle lighters, some lime green ribbon ... the rest I probably should throw away because I can't remember what it is!
When we moved into our current house almost 12 years ago I vowed to NOT have a kitchen junk drawer and so far we've been successful. We have a few 'junk drawer' type items in front of the plastic flatware container. We have two screwdrivers, a pliers, ruler, tape measure, books of matches, chopsticks, bottle opener, scissors, and a few unidentifiable items that get stuck there because, well, where else are we gonna put them? I wonder what happened to all the stuff that was in the junk drawer at our other house?