Build your emergency kit with this Junk Drawer Challenge!

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Your junk drawer, love it or hate it, just might be the gold mine you’ve been looking for when it comes to equipping your emergency kits and other preps.

The Junk Drawer Challenge saved me loads of time and money. Here’s how it went down.

I wouldn’t have believed this, either, until I reorganized my own kitchen junk drawer a while back and came across a mother-lode of supplies:

  • Packets of hand sanitizer
  • A sunglasses case, perfect for a mini emergency kit
  • Pencils and a pencil sharpener (pens can run out of ink, Sharpies can dry out, pencils are perfect for every type of emergency kit)
  • Chapstick
  • Handy wire
  • Duct tape
  • A tiny multi-tool
  • Cigarette lighters
  • A small comb
  • Tape measure

And that’s just the short list!

Before I knew it, I had amassed a pretty impressive pile of supplies, just the types of things that appear on most every emergency kit/bug out bag checklist.

Best of all, this didn’t cost me a dime. In fact, it saved me money by not buying things I already had.

Click here to watch my YouTube video where I explain how I discovered this quick tip for getting prepped!

Are you ready to try this yourself? Take my Junk Drawer Challenge and see what’s hiding in your junk drawer! Be sure to leave a comment with your list of “lucky finds” below!

And, if your prepping supplies are fully stocked, you might want to check out this list of unusual supplies you may want to add!

5 thoughts on “Build your emergency kit with this Junk Drawer Challenge!”

  1. Well my just drawer was emptied over the summer while I was moving. Sooo,I can honestly say there aren’t any surprises. My 1st aid pack is burying at the seams,because I put all my 1st aim in 1 spot & had to find a bigger tote for it all to fit.
    The next thing I did was make up smaller 1st aid packs. For the car,I don’t drive but it’s ready for a road trip.
    For me ,for my dog’s,for walks w my dog’s( at front door by leashes), ECT. If my children where at home they would each have to put the supplies they need to restock their 1st aid packs their GMA gave to them.

  2. Not everyone is going to want all these items, but even if you pick one or two, lists like this are very helpful. Thank you!

  3. This is how I started my current go-bags. I’ve replaced or upgraded some of those original items since, but a few are still in there. I noticed this last weekend when I repacked them. Now, I try to put only new items in the bags, and rotate out the old stuff INTO the junk drawers. Mostly, it’s things like pens, markers, lighters, and alcohol swabs that are rotated out.

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