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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 also have a junk drawer. This is where you store all of the random things that don’t have a specific home. It’s often a mess, and it’s typically tough to find what you’re looking for. But did you even consider that your junk drawer can be an essential part of your life? If you keep the useful 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. This sounds obvious, but you’d be shocked 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 beneficial when the power goes out or when you’re looking for something in a dark room.
  3. Batteries. Batteries are necessary for a variety of things, from your remote control to your smoke detector. Save a couple of extra batteries, so you’re never caught without them.
  4. A screwdriver. A screwdriver is a versatile tool that can be employed for everything from opening a can of paint to tightening a loose screw. Pick one with several different heads in one handle to save space and maximize utility.
  5. Pliers. Pliers are another handy 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 advisable to have some on hand. From packing up a box to repairing a ripped piece of clothing, tape is always useful.
  7. Superglue. Superglue can be used to fix everything from a broken plate to a ripped book cover. Acquire tiny or single-use packages of super glue to prevent waste and keep your junk drawer in order.
  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 prove beneficial.
  9. Scissors. Scissors are always necessary, whether cutting paper or opening a package. Get a little pair of scissors that you can be easily placed in your junk drawer.
  10. Rubber bands. Rubber bands can be utilized for different activities, from keeping cords neat to bundling up newspapers. They’re also excellent for keeping your junk drawer organized!

Speaking of organization, keep in mind the most important thing your junk drawer needs – an organizer tray! While most junk drawers are messy, it doesn’t have to be that way. An organizer tray (or just a simple divided box) may assist with keeping your junk drawer organized and your essential items easy to find. If your junk drawer is already a dilemma, here are some solutions for organizing your junk drawer – and keeping it that way! – in just a few straightforward steps.

Now that you learn exactly what belongs in a junk drawer and how to organize it, you have everything you need from day to day right at your fingertips! However, if you notice that your current Fort Worth home is feeling a bit crowded or you are ready for a move, call Real Property Management Meridian. We deliver the best rental homes available in your area that are perfect for you and your preferred lifestyle.

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