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Where do you keep odds and ends?

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whoopwhoopbib Tue 30-Oct-12 20:58:55

I am trying to cut down on the amount of clutter we have in our living room and have just emptied a cupboard of paperwork and odds and ends such as blu tack.

However now I am stuck with ramdom items for which the cupboard is too big and would be wasteful but where/how can I store things like batteries, battery chargers, lint rollers, selotape, pens etc the list is endless?

GoldPlatedNineDoors Tue 30-Oct-12 21:01:45

I have a Messy Drawer in the kitchen with batteries, candles, takeaway menus and the like.

I have a wooden box (maybe the size of three shoeboxes in volume) that all my paperwork gets throw into.

I have a loose change plate, for pop machine money, and an onld fornula milk tin for mass collecrion of loose change.

safflower Tue 30-Oct-12 21:02:20

In each room I have a piece of furnture with a drawer. That drawer is rammed with odds and ends. I get rid of stuff every now and then. I havge one drawer in the dining room dresser which has bits from crackers, odd pens, sewing bits and general shit. I have 3 drawers in the kitchen with similar crap. 3 in the study full of crap. And on it goes round the house!

whoopwhoopbib Tue 30-Oct-12 21:14:35

We are seriously lacking in the drawer department here, we only have one in the kitchen and thats for cutlery and none in the living room.

I like the idea of a wooden box - it could be pulled in and out of cupboard as required whilst maintaining the illusion of being tidy!

I can't believe how much crap there is but it's all useful stuff just not what I want on show.

Elkieb Tue 30-Oct-12 21:18:29

An ikea 'hol' is the best holder of all crap. And it has cushions on it to make it seating. And I never put washing on it <whistles>

Elkieb Tue 30-Oct-12 21:19:17

I put my spare cushions on it, because they were part of the crap collection in my tiny house.

whoopwhoopbib Tue 30-Oct-12 21:24:44

Now, the 'hol' is nice and it would be able to hold a lot of crap but you can see through it! However you have now inspired me to look for a similar item but solid, thanks Elkieb

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