I know I surprised a lot of people when I said in my Clear Your Clutter book that it’s fine to have a junk drawer in your home, or even one on each floor of your home if you live in a big house.
The reason is that this whole clutter clearing thing is not about being obsessively perfect – it is about handling your belongings in such a way that the energy of your home is vibrant and flowing rather than dull and stagnating. In our busy world, we sometimes need the blessed relief of just opening a drawer and tossing in all those odd things that are littering the place.
So in my book I recommended that you do have a junk drawer, and just follow these three rules:
1) Choose a small drawer
2) Use it sparingly
3) Have regular clear outs
All junk drawers are not created equal, however. There is often a world of difference between the type of stuff that a woman would throw in a junk drawer and the type of stuff kept by men, as this hilarious “Man drawer” comedy routine by Michael McIntyre shows:
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