Maybe you bought something you had to build and there were a couple of leftover nails; or, you didn’t hang the spice rack on the wall, so you didn’t need some of the hardware. Where do these random items go?
If you said, ‘the junk drawer,’ you can toss them because if you go looking for the exact item, you won’t find it in the mixture. My father would save pill bottles and put the two nails or single screw leftover from an item in a bottle. (But, he didn’t always write on the label what these screws belonged to.)
I’m not suggesting that you don’t need nails and screws and washers and things but keep them together in a tool box or utility cabinet.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.