During a lull of "work" on Friday, I tackled three of the six drawers in the dining room sideboard.
Apparently, we have a severe infestation...
of pens. Seriously...where did all these pens come from?
Shockingly, the majority of those pens actually work. I know this because I tested each and every one. That much smaller group off to the right? Those are the ones that are sketchy.
It also appears that I have an affinity for note cards (actually, I've always known this about myself) as I unearthed cards I didn't even know I had - which is good news for the pen pal project. I even uncovered cards that have a rendering of our house on the front, along with our names and address that we received after we bought this house that I had completely forgot about.
I also have an affinity for Post It Notes, pads of any kind and office supplies - this was realized when I uncovered at least SIX rolls of tape. It should be noted that tape is a rarely used supply in this house.
I have a very loose plan (i.e., whenever I have a moment or three) of going through every single drawer and every single closet in an effort to control the chaos that ensued when we moved in four years ago. Now, how this will shake out considering the fact my husband likes to "hide" things when he helps "tidy," remains to be seen. BUT, so far those kitchen cabinets, the
junk miscellaneous drawer (as the Suburban Correspondent calls it - WAY classier than "junk" drawer) and the utensil drawer are staying fairly tidy.
Today I went through one drawer where we had been storing old movies, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes. Yes really. For the longest time, we had a VCR that actually worked and all the little people that used to visit pre-Netflix loved to watch Man-Child's old videos of Pooh Bear, Peter Pan, etc. - although they could not wrap their little minds around the "rewind" concept.
And, as of right this very minute, there is an actual empty drawer in this house. The Husband must never learn of this as he will want to fill it with something.
That drawer won't stay empty for long though. I have a dresser in my dressing room that I would like to get rid of and, although, I'm sure a great many things in there will be headed to Goodwill or somewhere, there are other things that will stay and will need a new home.