STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Where did the concept of the kitchen junk drawer come from?
Everybody’s got at least one, right? The drawer where odds and ends, doo-dads and little trinkets go to die.
Because we can’t throw things out, right? We have sentimental attachments to stuff. Or we think something may be useful in the future.
In many ways, the kitchen junk drawer is about hope. And our own history.
But we have to get things out of the way. So they go in the junk drawer. And will likely never be seen again until our kids clean out the house after we die.
I’ve actually got three junk drawers, and in more than 25 years of home ownership, they’ve become home to a lot of strange stuff.
Here, have a look…