If I need a rubber band or binder clip, I know where to look – the top drawer in my kitchen. That’s because I use rubber bands and binder clips almost exclusively when closing half-eaten bags of chips or frozen veggies.
I never actually buy rubber bands – I just hold onto ones I come across in everyday life. Whether it is holding together a bunch of asparagus or a day’s worth of mail, that rubber band is going in my drawer.
I keep the rubber bands and binder clips in a separate section of my silverware drawer. That way they are easy to access yet contained. Note the other office tool in my kitchen – a nice pair of scissors. No kitchen should be without.