Junk Drawer:

Definition - A drawer designated for the storage of various miscellaneous, small, occasionally useful items of little value. (Wiktionary)

We all know what it is. Chances are, you have one in your house. This is mine at the house in Lansing.

Credit: McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Sidebar, how much tape and glue do I need? Let's count.

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And now, let's see what else is left...

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Honestly, I'm kind of disappointed. That's actually pretty neat for a JUNK DRAWER! So, let's take a look at my TWO JUNK DRAWERS back at the house in Anchorage...

Credit: McConnell Adams TSM Lansing
Credit: McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

That's more like it lol. Note...two junk drawers...and in Alaska. So it's not just a Midwest thing. Or is it? This is the Facebook post that got all this started.

“Junk drawers are the perfect resting place for the random assortment of items that you want quick access to and use often,” says organizing expert Tova Weinstock. But she cautions, there’s a fine line between a junk drawer and a dumping ground for items you’re not putting away properly.

So what does belong in a junk drawer? “Think: ‘active’ papers (those which you’re currently using/needing to refer to), tools that you use all of the time, various writing utensils, coupons or rubber bands,” she says. Weinstock suggests that you take a moment to think through when you’ll need an item next and how regularly you use it, before you throw it into a drawer. “If you’re throwing in belongings that should be stored in a more permanent home, you’ll end up with a messy and nonsensical junk drawer.” (Credit: Huffington Post)

If your junk drawer ain't messy, is it really a JUNK DRAWER? Organized does not a junk drawer make.

So...what's in your? And how messy is it?