Growing up I was always fascinated by the family junk drawer found in my mother's otherwise very neat and organized kitchen. It contained all the miscellaneous kitchen stuff that didn't fit elsewhere: a ball of rubber bands, a kitchen knife with a broken tip too good to throw away, assorted tins, a stray candle, old coupons.
As an adult, I've continued the legacy and my junk drawer contains much of the same stuff. I find it's a tremendous relief to have a catch-all for those bits of this-and-that that don't seem to have a place.
Related: High/Low Kitchen Drawer Organization
(Image: Dana Velden)