Spring is finally here, and in the coming weeks many of us may find ourselves infected with a fever to clean. It’s time to weed out your wardrobe, vacuum behind the couch, and maybe even dig into the depths of your pantry and chuck those decade-old granola bars.
But there’s one place that might get a pass: the junk drawer. You know you’ve got one.
“Everyone has a junk drawer,” says Kit Yarrow, consumer psychologist at Golden Gate University.
Yarrow should know. As part of her job, she pokes around in other people’s junk drawers.
“It sounds odd, but I do,” she says.
People keep their necessities — scissors, tape, safety pins — and tokens of failed good intentions — a Fitbit, old Nicorette.
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