So today I decided to analyze and rethink a junk drawer in my home. Perhaps this is a silver lining in the pandemic for me.
As I look in detail at my junk drawer I'm thinking about these things:
What or how can I reuse/recycle these things that might go to the trash?
Full Disclosure: Before the photo I took the fast food utensil bags and sauce packets out of the pic, BUT I plan to write those fast food companies' headquarters and businesses and ask them to ASK customers FIRST if they want a straw or utensil in their bag. Or to consider biodegradable alternatives, etc. (I use these packets months later between grocery store runs and tell myself one day I will make sauces from scratch)
Here's my actual Junk Drawer Classified Ad exercise:
What DOES this junk drawer say about me?
Now, it's critical to get past the first impulse to say things to yourself like AWFUL, GUILT, SHAME, I'll never do this again, I'm going to become Marie Kondo in 2021.
Think first of the things that this junk drawer says about you in a POSITIVE light. (I'll share my first draft at a classified ad below)
Think next of what things in this junk drawer tell me about ways I can improve going forward.
Here's my classified ad inspired by this junk drawer:
Resourceful lover, into a wide array of homemade crafts. Happiness is hours spent in a hot kitchen. I do my best to keep things together so stick around if you are a kindred spirit who appreciates twist tie sculptures, burning wood artistically, and replacing smoke alarms batteries often since I'm so smoking hot.