I want to be outside soooooo badly on this beautiful summer day in southeast Wisconsin, but I am being a good girl and unpacking an entire BOXLOAD of the contents of two junk drawers from the prior Maison Newton.
Geesh! I should have taken a picture when that box was full of
Look at that sucker - it's gigantic! It is a copy paper box from the office, one of
I now only have one pitifully small junk drawer and an orphan cabinet in my kitchen peninsula where I am stashing odds and ends that don't fit anywhere else but that I don't want to put on the shelves in the basement as past experience has taught me that I actually do access my "junk" quite a bit. There are eleven steps to the basement and while the storage is nice, I really don't want to be trekking down there several times a day!
This is what my new junk drawer looks like:
I threw out many items -- things I didn't recognize what the heck they were or what they were used for, for instance. Why had I saved them to begin with? I will never know now...
The cabinet is a work in progress (I'm taking a break right now to write this), but it will hold many items from the chaos that is the top of my kitchen counter at the moment:
Oops, not the best picture, shot into the light from the patio door. I'll never learn...
It looks chaotic right now, but in another hour or so this counter will be clear, pinky swear:
Look ma, crochet hooks and old zippers from the 1980's when I used to do that stuff! Old shoe strings! Partially used books of matches! Three (for pete's sake) night lights! Tons of Scentsy wax melts (waiting for a new light bulb to arrive for my Scentsy burner so I can start enjoying them again).
Here's a basket ready to go into the cabinet. Oh, I also discovered I had three brand new caulk guns -- never used. And a couple of putty knives, too...
There's my new patio set, ain't she purty! And that little skimpy yard -- no trees and therefore, no shade; shade cast by the house is just now coming around (about 4:15 p.m.) as the sun swings to the southwest/west.
Okay, back to emptying that box of