I am visiting my parents at the moment and since I didn’t get posts written before leaving home I am having to do them on the run. Things could get real interesting next week when I have limited access to the internet. 😉
Anyhow, I asked my mother was there anything she would like me to declutter so I have something to write about. The first thing she suggested was the second drawer down in her kitchen. With a huge sigh of relieve, that it wasn’t a closet or dads back shed, I dived in without hesitation.
Keep in mind that my mother is, always has been and most likely always will be someone who likes to serve up a good feed and sweet treats. It is her utensils drawer that we are attacking today so be ready for an extensive variety of bits and bobs among the stuff. Also don’t be expecting too many items to be decluttered because she still uses most of what is in there on a regular basis.
This first photo shows all the items spread out for perusal during the decision making process. All items have been sorted into categories so it is obvious what quantity or variety of each thing there are. The items with the yellow dots were the items that were not returned to the draw. Three were returned to the shed where they belong while the rest were decluttered. Some to the trash, some in a bag to go to the thrift shop and a few to be handed on to other family members.
Some of the items that were decluttered just weren’t being used, some there were just too many of a good thing, others were all but worn out. Although some items appear to have been cheaper by the dozen like the shape cutters and small strainers, only a couple of each were decluttered. This is simply because my mother still has a use for them. If it were me I would choose my absolute favourites and ditch the rest.
I asked my mother what was the most useless to her item on the table and she chose the Tupperware ice block moulds. For me the choice would have been the silicone cupcake pans. I find them to be too much bother to clean. I have to say that there are a few items among them that have been around, and still being used often, since I was a child and probably longer. The rolling pin, the metal scone cutters, some of the egg rings and the hair thinning scissors.
These next two photos are of the bags of items that were decluttered.
The next set of photos are the before and after shots. Although the drawer is still quite full it is a vast improvement on what it first looked like. It would benefit from a good drawer divider but that is a task for another day.
Today’s Mini Mission
Round-up, declutter and organise small kitchen appliances ~ Choose one cupboard or shelf in the kitchen for all of these appliances. I have done this in my kitchen with the exception of the toaster and kettle which are located on the bench top because they are used very regularly.
Eco Tip for the Day
Minor accidents can cause expensive repairs with large parts having to be replaced. So drive mindfully because those broken parts end up in landfill.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow