What do you keep in your kitchen junk drawer?

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  1. earllogjam

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    I think every kitchen in the world has a junk drawer. What's in yours?
     
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    don't actually have one.....have a junk room though. Its called my bedroom. lol
     
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    duct tape, screw drivers, hammer, nails, screws, pliers, batteries, nothing too exciting.
     
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    We actually have 3. :redface: One contains manuals to all the appliances in the house, scissors, scotch tape and a Sharpie. The other contains phone books and take out menus and the third has a mish-mash of things like 5 year old flower seed packets, keys to locks we no longer own, Campbell's Soup labels for the church Sunday school. rubber bands and anything that is small and has no other home.




     
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    vice grip,metal file,tupperware full of nails and screws,lighters,
    20 question electronic game.:smile:
     
  6. Northland

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    You clearly don't live in New York where the average kitchen is 4 feet by 6 feet-there's no space for a drawer in there what with the stove, the refrigerator and the sink.

    My junk drawers are the ones I wear when lounging around and not expecting visitors:yup:
     
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    Not too much, just the typical pens, pencils, old rubber bands, maybe a train schedule here and there, screws, nuts (no, not THAT kind), bolts, little stuff that people have picked up from the floor which they step on but for some reason don't want to throw away... :biggrin1:
     
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    I got one of those 20 question games on my coffee table right now, lol. I also have a junk drawer some odd things are batteries I am not sure if there dead or not, screws, ties, electrical tape, wipes, stuff like that.
     
  9. D_Bob_Crotchitch

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    I used to have a junk drawer. Now, I have a junk storage tub.
     
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    ...all kinds of junk.
     
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    knife
    box cutter
    tape
    chinese takeout menus
    lighter
    small flashlight
    and junk
     
  12. earllogjam

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    Is cleaning out your kitchen junk drawer on a Saturday morning any indication that I need to get a life?

    I just got sick of all the brick n brack that was in there and here's a sampling of what I pulled out -

    various screwdrivers
    unused loose toothpicks
    rubber bands from newspapers and where ever else they come from
    old wine corks
    wedding table gifts & candied almonds
    gag gifts people have given me - like pens with floating scenes in water
    beaded necklace
    3 rusty sissors
    birthday candles
    business cards of home improvement guys
    yellow post-it notes
    pens without ink
    highlighters
    matches / bic lighter / fireplace-bbq trigger lighter
    lifesavers
    gum
    odd bolts and nuts from ?
    buttons that fell off clothes
    tape measure
    old dog tags
    temperature probe for the microwave oven
    tape
    electrical plug extender
    bamboo skewers
    furniture pads
    first aid ointment
    paperclips
    krazy glue
    touch up paint for the car
    fingernail clippers
    telephone extention cord
    a used printer cartridge
    dental floss
    stick glue
    teflon tape
    tic tacs
    assorted tea light candles from Ikea
    Westin hotel room card keys from?
    Honey in small containers from Ihop or something.
    padlock without a key
    coupons that expired 6 months ago


    Too bad we can't have one of these drawers for one's mental life. It would come in handy at times. Just stick problems in there and just forget about them, the miscellaneous problem drawer - the proverbial out of sight out of mind drawer for your mental health.
     
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    A telephone extension cord? :dunno: Seems like the last time u cleaned out that drawer was 1986...

    I only keep some lube and a few magnums in mine - never know when u need to hoist someone on the counter and... :adam4:
     
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    I have two ....... lots of stolen office supplies,misc screws, bolts and nails, the oven mits I won't use, batteries,blueprints, instruction mauals, duct tape,all the tools I can't find,takeout menus,and coupons that expired in the 80's....time to dump them out and start again with all new junk
     
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    Loaded 15 round semi-automatic 9mm with three extra loaded clips.

    I figure that and the one that matches it in my bedroom will give me enough time to get the safe open to retrieve more serious firepower in the event of an emergency. :smile:
     
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    Or downtown in any other American city that has a downtown. If the kitchen is any bigger, the additional space is cut out of the bathroom and bedroom.
     
  17. earllogjam

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    Yup, Have a cordless phone now but keep it just in case the power goes out and need a land line phone connection.
     
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