11 essential items every cottage junk drawer needs

We polled readers on Facebook to find out what belongs in the ultimate cottage junk drawer. More than 140 weighed in, with items that ran the gamut from the almighty, omnipotent duct tape to “the random, unidentifiable keys that must be kept.” (Sad, but true, Louise Kane.) But a few items took us by surprise — highly specific, definitely useful, and the kind of “junk” you’d only find at the cottage. This ain’t no wimpy city drawer!

Note: We firmly believe the following items officially do not belong with the junk:

  • playing cards and loose board game pieces
  • medicine and sunscreen
  • a can opener

Get your own drawer!

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