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CONTEST: What’s In Your JUNK Drawer?

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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Do you have a drawer in your house where all the random things go? In my house it's called the "junk" drawer --  even though there are prescious things in there!

Tell us What's in Your Junk Drawer and enter to win a $25 Wal*Mart gift card! One winner will be chosen randomly.

For a second chance to win, clean your junk drawer and post your before and after pictures. One winner who does that too will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift card.

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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM

If only it were just a drawer!   We have a storage room on the back of the house that is jam packed with junk.  The kitchen table is always piled with stuff and if there is a flat surface available, my husband will put something there.  I threatened to get a big box and dump everything in it.  Give it a week and what isn't put away will be donated.  It's driving me crazy!!!!

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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 4:48 PM

I have things like birthday cards, wedding favors, crossword puzzles, coin wrappers, etc.  It's the drawer beside my bed.

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Rubber bands, a container of thumbtacks, twist ties, zip ties, random instruction manuals for various toys and appliances, a rubber ball I confiscated from the kids, nails, and coupons I meant to use.

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 5:15 PM

OMG.. my junk drawer is awful! lol. lets see.

there are school papers I want to keep of my sons

our rental agreement


random coupons

current bills

some excema cream for my son

blue ribbon

phase 10 card game

some things i kept out of a newspaper.

rubber bands

ink pens

a screw driver

crap that I dont even know what it is.

Oh, i said current bills, there are also old bills. lol


I am going to clean my drawer out either tonight or tomorrow and post the pics! This should be interesting!!

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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 11:14 PM


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by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 11:55 PM

In my junk drawer:

nail clippers

birthday cards

wrapping paper

receipts -- random ones that I really don't need to save anymore

phone carger

coins (that I moved to my kids' piggy bank)

small jelly containers from a recent hotel stay

random business cards

funny cartoon I clipped from a magazine


$10 (woohoo!!! what a find!)


hand lotion

lip stuff

paper clips

by on Dec. 15, 2009 at 12:05 AM

i have like 5 junk drawers LITERATLY and it bugs me sooo much. matter of fact i am definately cleaning them out this weekend.. but in all 5 of ours are:

pictures, batteries, tools, nails, instruction manuals for random products, coupons that i promise to use but never do (cause i forget they r there), um things that dont mean ANYTHING but i feel have a special memory LOL half im sure is dumb.. idk.. but those r the main things!

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by on Dec. 15, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Ours isn't too bad but we've only been married a year and a half. There is:

pens (lots of pens)

scotch tape


safety pins




rubber bands

twist ties


letter opener


paper clips

small stapler


oven mits

sewing kit

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by on Dec. 15, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Practically anything you can think 

by on Dec. 15, 2009 at 12:56 AM


Condoms, dog treats, batteries, bungee cord, tape, old phone, ID badge from CBS television, lock of hair, classical music Cd, gift card to food lion, voodoo doll(yes, really), nail clippers, catnip, H1N1 mask.

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