I know how a junk drawer forms. I don't need that explained to me. And perhaps one junk drawer in a house is a natural part of the environment. Of the six drawers in the kitchen of our condo, four are junk drawers. The condo is technically William's house. I live there most of the time because it's close to work, but I have my own house elsewhere on the island. These junk drawers have been in existence since I met William eight years ago and nearly all of the junk within the drawers is of at least that age, probably a good deal more, and all of it is his junk. I have no junk drawers in my kitchen. I do have a junk drawer in my desk, so again, I understand their formation. I regularly dump out my desk junk drawer and go through the crap, sorting out the things that are simply misplaced and do have a home where they should go, the things I held on to that never found a purpose, and the misplaced mail that no longer matters. Of the few items that remain, there is occasionally something of sentimental value that gets put into a little decorator "box of memories" and everything else goes to the bin. The junk drawer is empty and ready for its next cycle of life. William's junk drawers don't work that way. They are crypts. Vaults. Archeological expeditions. Tombs in the desert yet to be found. It's not my stuff, and even after 8 years, I don't feel like it's even close to my place to just dump them out and do my usual routine and get those drawers into valid kitchen use again. I need to find a way to approach him on the matter that isn't going to set off defensive subroutines of barriers and walls and "I'll do it, but not now", which means never. I have tried and failed a few times over the years. So, do any of you have these kinds of untouchable drawers? If so, I'm looking for help in what makes them untouchable to you. What drives the unwillingness to go through them and empty them out? How would you feel about someone saying they would happily do it for you? How would said person need to approach you in order for you to let it happen?