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10 Essential Items to Keep in Your Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer Full of Various Small ItemsIf you have a home, you usually also have a junk drawer. This is where you throw all of the random things that don’t have a specific home. It’s always a mess, and it’s usually challenging to find what you’re looking for. But did you know that your junk drawer can be an essential part of your life? If you keep the necessary stuff in it, your junk drawer can help make your life easier. Every renter should keep ten essential things in their junk drawer!

  1. A pen and notepad. It appears like a no-brainer, but you’d be astonished at how often you need a pen and paper. Whether you’re jotting down a phone number or leaving a note for your roommate, having a pen and paper is always helpful.
  2. A flashlight. A flashlight can be handy when the power goes out or when you’re looking for something in a dark room.
  3. Batteries. Batteries are important for various things, from your remote control to your smoke detector. Keep a few extra batteries available, so you’re never caught without them.
  4. A screwdriver. A screwdriver is a versatile tool that can be used for everything from opening a can of paint to tightening a loose screw. Opt for one with several different heads in one handle to save space and maximize utility.
  5. Pliers. Pliers are another flexible tool that can be used for multiple tasks, from gripping something too small to hold onto with your fingers to bending wire.
  6. Tape. You never know when you’ll need tape, so it’s always wise to have a few on standby. From packing up a box to repairing a ripped piece of clothing, tape is always essential.
  7. Superglue. Superglue can be used to fix everything from a broken plate to a ripped book cover. Choose small or single-use packages of super glue to prevent waste and keep your junk drawer tidy.
  8. A tape measure. A tape measure is needed for any junk drawer. Whether you’re hanging pictures or measuring for new furniture, a tape measure will help a lot.
  9. Scissors. Scissors are generally important, whether cutting paper or opening a package. Acquire a small pair of scissors that can smoothly fit in your junk drawer.
  10. Rubber bands. Rubber bands can be used for many activities, from keeping cords presentable to bundling up newspapers. They’re also good for keeping your junk drawer organized!

Speaking of organization, don’t neglect the most important thing your junk drawer needs – an organizer tray! While most junk drawers are messy, it doesn’t need to be the case. An organizer tray (or just a simple divided box) can help maintain your junk drawer organized and your essential items easy to find. If your junk drawer is already a problem, here are a few strategies for organizing your junk drawer – and keeping it that way! – in only a few simple steps.

Now that you realize what belongs in a junk drawer and how to organize it, you have everything you need from day to day right at your fingertips! But, if you feel that your current Royal Oak home is feeling a bit crowded or you are ready for a move, speak to Real Property Management Silverstone. We provide quality rental homes available in your area that are perfect for you and your dream lifestyle.

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