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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 surely also have a junk drawer. This is where you place all of the random things that don’t have a specific home. It’s always a mess, and it’s typically tricky to find what you’re looking for. But do you believe that your junk drawer can be an essential part of your life? If you store the appropriate 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. This may sound simple, but you’d be shocked by 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 may help when the power goes out or when you’re looking for something in a dark area.
  3. Batteries. Batteries are essential for many things, from your remote control to your smoke detector. Keep a few extra batteries on hand, 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 utilized for many 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 recommended to keep some on hand. From packing up a box to repairing a ripped piece of clothing, tape is helpful all the time.
  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 organized.
  8. A tape measure. A tape measure is vital 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 useful in anything, whether cutting paper or opening a package. Acquire a small pair of scissors that you can simply put in your junk drawer.
  10. Rubber bands. Rubber bands can be used for various tasks, from keeping cords uncluttered to bundling up newspapers. They’re also perfect for keeping your junk drawer organized!

Speaking of organization, bear in mind the most important thing your junk drawer needs – an organizer tray! Though most junk drawers are messy, it doesn’t need to be that way. An organizer tray (or just a simple divided box) may assist in maintaining your junk drawer organized and your essential items stress-free to find. If your junk drawer is already a disaster, here are some suggestions for organizing your junk drawer – and keeping it that way! – in just a few easy steps.

Now that you identify 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 Austin home is feeling a bit crowded or you are ready for a move, contact Real Property Management Advisors. We have quality rental homes available in your area that are perfect for you and your ideal lifestyle.

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