Do you have a kitchen junk drawer?

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Dear Friends,

How many of you have a junk drawer in your kitchen? I used to have two junk drawers in my kitchen. When one drawer was not enough, I started using a second drawer. For years, things floated around in these two drawers. Who really knows what was in there.

In the fall, we did a kitchen renovation, and I emptied both junk drawers. Most of the stuff in these drawers was just dumped in the trash. I sorted through the rest of the items, and I found new homes for them.

Now I don’t have a junk drawer in my kitchen. I put the tools in a toolbox. I put the batteries in another drawer that was easier to control. (If you have children who use a lot of batteries, you know what I am talking about.) I put the pens and pencils in my school cabinet.

Now I have two drawers that I am better using for my kitchen supplies. I also added a wire rack inside of one of the lower cabinet doors. It holds my plastic wrap and aluminum foil. I installed another wire holder inside of an upper cabinet door, and it holds my most used spices. It is handy near my stove, but it is out of sight when the cabinet is closed.

As soon as you finish reading this email, I want you to set your timer for 15 minutes and start decluttering items from your junk drawer. Don’t empty it. Just move the trash can near the drawer and toss stuff into it.

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter items from the junk drawer.

My menu plan for Tuesday is taco Tuesday.

Have a blessed day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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