What I Learned While Cleaning Out My Junk Drawers

When I set out to clean the junk drawers in my house, I expected to spend 30 minutes or so per drawer, dumping out the junk and organizing it into the neat little boxes I bought at The Container Store and Office Depot. But there’s a lot I didn’t expect.

For example, I didn’t think it would be so hard to let go of things that have zero sentimental value, such as those dozens of ballpoint pens. I was also surprised to find myself missing the young children who crammed much of the junk into these drawers in the first place — and who are now grown and off at college. And I never expected to burst into tears sitting on my bedroom floor when I unearthed old photos and letters. But perhaps this journey to junk-free bliss can help you in yours. So here are a few lessons I learned from my week of clearing out several junk drawers in my home.

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