Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Clean-Out

It's time for my annual purge of closets and drawers.  I started with the drawers in the kitchen.  Where did all that c**p, I mean stuff come from?  Who's hoarding rubber bands, twist ties and dead batteries?  I'll take responsibility for the 11 pairs of glasses and sunglasses in various stages of decrepitude, I'm sending the better ones on to Goodwill, but not that other stuff.
I put the bread flour, regular flour, whole wheat flour, gluten, white sugar, brown sugar and cornstarch into clean containers with labels.
Weird pieces of silverware, garlic crushers, teeny, tiny teaspoons, rusty potato peelers, egg beaters that don't fit my electric mixer (whose do they fit?), and other assorted bits of flotsam (wooden utensils that don't look diseased) and jetsam (wooden utensils Typhoid Mary might use)  have been dealt with. I need some mats to line the drawers with, but they're clean now.
The pantry awaits me, but this year I have help, Mac made me a Minion for Christmas, he even has his own pinny.

7 comments:

  1. HaHaHa.....I love your description of your "drawers" and what you found. A sounds like mine before I re-organized.

    I actually took a food inventory of the pantry before I went to Costco ~ I had 4 bottles of Ketchup...hiding behind the peanut butter...

    New Years is such a good time to get organized before the idea gets old....

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  2. When I had a new kitchen I cleared out all the stuff I didn't use but 12 months later I seem to have accumulated it all over again! I need a minion of my own.

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  3. Today I've been trying to sort out my darling son's toys. I feel like bashing my head against the wall.

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  4. I live amongst such dreadful clutter that I've given up worrying about it. And woe betide anyone who moves anything!!!

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  5. I hear you on the wooden spoons ... they just seem to soak up the crud.

    Love your Minion! I can just see him hoovering away. :)

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  6. Hmm, I must get round to tidying my drawers. I have similar items which sit in the drawer and are never ever used. They must go. Of course, when they do, they will immediately com in handy!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  7. Hmm, I must get round to tidying my drawers. I have similar items which sit in the drawer and are never ever used. They must go. Of course, when they do, they will immediately com in handy!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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