June 7, 2015 · 4 comments · Categories: Musings · Tags:

My kitchen counter has a small desk area with a drawer, which I always kept reasonably tidy, not letting it degenerate into junk-drawer infamy. I kept a road atlas at the back and a few small notepads and pens at the front. The road atlas has been obsolete for a long time because we get directions from OnStar when we go on road trips, instead of using paper maps. I was wondering just how old it was; and when I opened the drawer to check, I discovered that a lot of other stuff had been put in there when I wasn’t looking.

Desk drawer under kitchen counter, full of random stuff. 

Among other random things, the drawer now contains a set of paintbrushes, some paper-edging shears, a Bible, and a book of crossword puzzles. While it’s good that my daughter has been exercising her creativity and reading Scripture, and there doesn’t appear to be much in the drawer that would qualify as actual junk, I have to say more careful attention to organization would be appreciated!

About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!


  1. I had to smile at the road atlas…I’m sure we have a couple still hiding somewhere while we’ve been using a GPS or a navigator for years 🙂

  2. I found old paintbrushes that my kids had used when they were toddlers 🙂

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