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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 undoubtedly also have a junk drawer. This is where you dump all of the random things that don’t have a specific home. It’s usually a mess, and it’s often troublesome to find what you’re looking for. But are you aware that your junk drawer can be an essential part of your life? By storing the right items 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 sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be flabbergasted 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 helpful when the power goes out or when you’re looking for something in a dark space.
  3. Batteries. Batteries are required for several things, from your remote control to your smoke detector. Store a couple of extra batteries, 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 adaptable tool that can be used for different tasks, from gripping something too tiny to hold onto with your fingers to bending wire.
  6. Tape. You never know when you’ll need tape, so it’s always critical to have some nearby. From packing up a box to repairing a ripped piece of clothing, the tape is generally valuable.
  7. Superglue. Superglue can be used to fix everything from a broken plate to a ripped book cover. Select small or single-use packages of super glue to prevent waste and keep your junk drawer clean.
  8. A tape measure. A tape measure is essential for any junk drawer. Whether you’re hanging pictures or measuring for new furniture, a tape measure will come in handy.
  9. Scissors. Scissors are always essential, whether cutting paper or opening a package. Opt for small pair of scissors that can efficiently be stored in your junk drawer.
  10. Rubber bands. Rubber bands can be used for various tasks, from keeping cords tidy to bundling up newspapers. They’re also great for keeping your junk drawer organized!

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

Since you understand what belongs in a junk drawer and how to organize it, you have everything you need from day to day right at your fingertips! Yet, if you believe that your current Eagle Rock home is feeling a bit crowded or you are ready for a move, visit Real Property Management Vision. We bring high-quality rental homes available in your area that are perfect for you and your preferred lifestyle.

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