Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning: the junk drawer

I haven't started any real spring cleaning yet, but I've been meaning to post this for a month...

So, a few weeks ago, when I was faced with the need to empty my entire kitchen of stuff, I figured out a way to get the boys to help -- and think it was fun.

I dumped the entire contents of our junk drawer...

...into a plastic trash bag. Then, after the bug-killers were gone, I got out a bunch of wide-mouthed pint jars that would fit in the drawer.

I told the boys I had a sorting game for them! Yes, those boys love to sort. They actually think sorting laundry is fun! (I'm not sure why I don't take advantage of that more often.)


They sorted paper clips, screws, crayons, rubberbands, batteries, birthday candles, tacks, and all sorts of junk. They sorted until their little fingers could sort no more.


And I was left with a MUCH more functional "junk" drawer.

It's the little things that count, really.

10 comments:

Catherine Anne said...
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Lift Up Your Hearts said...

That's no small thing, that's fantastic!!

Catherine Anne said...

That looks great! I need to do this with ours as well. -http://catherineanne5.blogspot.com/

SmallWorld at Home said...

That is fantastic! I have 2 junk drawers calling my names--or rather, my kids' names!

mandi said...

oh! send them this way!

that is a great idea!

HausFrau said...

Good job delegating work! ;)

daylightrising said...

Sweet! Our junk drawer sort of got split up in to six smaller drawers in our new desk. I feel so much better now that all the stuff isn't jumbled together! I know where the "pen" drawer is. Or the battery drawer. It's great.

Jenny said...

What a great idea!
-Jenny

Lisa said...

What a wonderful idea and what great helpers. We will need to spring clean too...more like spring declutter!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I didn't know the boys did that. Good job boys!

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