Home

How big is your junk drawer?

Posted By: Finster

How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 01:57 AM

Good grief! I was picking up and organizing today in my...Ö let's say...Ö "outdoor room". I have a ton of stuff that I can't toss out but will probably never use and I will need the day after I toss it. Boxes of junk on the shelf. I consider it an affliction, a hazard of spending my life in the woods. Much like a virus. Who else has this affliction?
Posted By: bucksnbears

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:07 AM

I was gonna say" small" untill I seen the word " drawer" shocked
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:08 AM

I have several, ones 24x16 another is 48x24 and smaller ones there's valuable stuff in them if I ever run across them but I do run across things I didn't know I had just not what i'm looking for
Posted By: Boco

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:10 AM

That's called hoarding-yes it is a bad affliction.I have been doing dump runs a couple times a year.
If I come across something I haven't used for over a year it gets tossed.
A lot of the stuff I toss is perfectly good,just cant be bothered with those stupid yard sales.
Its amazing the stuff one can accumulate over several decades.
Plus,in many cases I seem to have multiples of the same thing.
Posted By: backroadsarcher

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:28 AM

Which one? Each junk drawer is organized.. grin
Posted By: gulch

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:51 AM

I have several and they are full, I moved my ( outdoor room) to a larger empty bedroom and my wife decided to help, it all went good untill we started moving the fly rods she couldent figure out why I needed 9 fly rods. I also found 100 pounds of shot I had forgotten about. I may need to organize a little. More often.
Posted By: warrior

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 02:55 AM

They're all junk drawers. LOL
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:17 AM

30X50 steel building count?
Posted By: eedup

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:25 AM

Was thinking like law dog, does a 50x90 with pallet racks count ?
Posted By: wissmiss

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:25 AM

My "junk drawer" is 24 x 36. That is FEET, not inches. LOL
Posted By: SGT. C

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:26 AM

Junk! Items I bought for projects not started yet. Bought and stored to avoid inflation. Nice. Sarge
Posted By: bleeohio

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:39 AM

My junk drawer has its own junk drawer.
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:41 AM

When I need something and I find it in that shed I do my happy dance for the Wife to remind her just why I save that junk! LOL
Posted By: Pawnee

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:47 AM

Big enough that if I donít do something my wife may start taking man parts!
Posted By: rod-dog

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:49 AM

Mine has a shingled roof....
Posted By: waggler

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:55 AM

Two drawers in the kitchen, two sheds and three 20 foot Conex boxes outside.
Posted By: pcr2

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 09:53 AM

yeah,which one?
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 09:59 AM

PossiblesÖÖÖ...not junk!
Posted By: HobbieTrapper

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 10:20 AM

Iím with some of you.

Here is my junk drawer.

Attached picture 0B54FCAD-76CD-4776-9AF7-98CBF37A7222.jpeg
Posted By: trapdog1

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 10:45 AM

My wife's crafting supplies might qualify as junk, but none of my stuff does!
Posted By: CT Trapperman

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 11:12 AM

Theres a big difference between Stuff and Junk, Stuff is things you accumulate, Junk is the things you just cant seem to throw out cause if you chuck it today you will need it tomorrow !
Posted By: Finster

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 11:55 AM

I don't know how many times I uttered the words, "So that's where that went" yesterday!
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 12:04 PM

Originally Posted by bleeohio
My junk drawer has its own junk drawer.

grin
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 01:07 PM

The first thing I am going to build when we move to dirt next month is a decent size junk drawer. Some folks would call it a pole barn but I am not that fussy.
Posted By: redsnow

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 01:59 PM

A while back there was a cartoon in one of the the papers. It showed an old man with his hand on a young boy's shoulder, standing in front of what looked like a 2 car garage. The garage doors were up and both sides were filled to the ceiling with junk.

You could see old spare tires, boat paddles, fishing rods, decoys, etc. The caption or little bubble over the old man said: "One day this will all be yours.

It made it's point.
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 03:52 PM

Say what you want Yesterdays junk is Todays treasure my kids don't know how good they're gonna have it grin
Posted By: J.Morse

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 06:11 PM

Mine is maybe 1500 square feet. Has a 30x15 "loft" too (that's what the realtor called the attic), as well as a pole barn over 2000 square feet. My junk drawer is big, and it is, literally chuck full of crap. I have described my existence many times as 5 lbs of crap in a 2 lb bag.
Posted By: BigBob

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 07:15 PM

ROOM???? My whole house, basement and 2 barns are stuffed, with some overflow in the yard. It's a sickness!
Posted By: run

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 08:21 PM

My youngest brother is like Boco when it comes to junk. He throws it on a pile and burns it so now you know what happened to my junk.
Posted By: Zookeeper

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 09:51 PM

Thank you, I don't have junk, just a lot of stuff! This last year I built a 24x36 "stuff housing facility"
Posted By: jctunnelrat

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/12/19 10:41 PM

roughly 20 acres. but it's well organized.
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 01:38 AM

12X24' shed, 8X10' shed, 6X8' shed,
It ain't hordin' if it ain't in the house. You need to watch that hoardin' show. Those people are sick. We're just men. Real men.
Whenever I run into a guy who states that if he has something for more than 6 months or a year he throws it out, I directly demand that he produce his man card. I usually just get a blank stare. Of course he has never heard of a "Man Card".
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 04:06 AM

Actually there is not such thing as junk ..if you have junk, it only shows that you have no imagination. I found what to another guy was a broken boat trailer. To me it looked like part of a frame of a bandsaw mill.
Posted By: pcr2

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 11:16 AM

i'd sell my giant scrap pile if i didn't spend so much time pickin things outta it and using them.
Posted By: Pawnee

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 11:50 AM

Originally Posted by pcr2
i'd sell my giant scrap pile if i didn't spend so much time pickin things outta it and using them.


Thatís the truth!! I had the boys clean a farm shed out a few weeks ago. Iíve been up to the scrap pile 3 times since. Crazy how something sits for 5 years and then is needed a day after itís tossed.
Posted By: Antelope Montana

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 02:27 PM

Clothes are on a table and in the closet.
Dresser is dedicated for junk.
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 03:20 PM

First of all, it's not junk. It's a "collection" of articles I might one day need.
Posted By: cotton

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 03:58 PM

from the look of it it's 14x34 dang shop is a mess
Posted By: l1ranger

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 04:29 PM

7.324 +/- acres
Posted By: hippie

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 04:53 PM

In total, i'd say an acre and a half. lol

The one in the house is two normal sized drawers.
Posted By: Hydropillar

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/13/19 05:23 PM

i keep mine contained mostly to the midwest.... definitely within the continental usa!! at one time i had equipment in maine and california..i didnt sleep good till i got it home..
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: How big is your junk drawer? - 08/14/19 04:25 AM

Originally Posted by Scuba1
Actually there is not such thing as junk ..if you have junk, it only shows that you have no imagination. I found what to another guy was a broken boat trailer. To me it looked like part of a frame of a bandsaw mill.

Ask my welder cart if an old bed frame was "junk". He would palm slap one upside one's ignant head.
When I bought the welder, the salesmen tried to steer me towards the welder carts. I laughed in his face and said, "Why would I need that? I now have a welder?!" He snickered and walked back behind the counter.
© 2020 Trapperman Forums