A couple weeks ago, right after Christmas actually, I went through my canister of spoons and scrapers and got rid of the ones I don't use and/or were broken. I think I threw away six or seven things, and these are the ones going to the thrift store:
So today I went through my utensil drawer. Surprisingly, nothing in there needed throwing away, but this is everything I don't use. Getting all this out of my drawer really freed up space in there!
There were some things that I don't use very often, but I don't want to get rid of them, because I DO use them. So I found an old baby wipes container and re-purposed it!
It's going on the top shelf in the cabinet above my sink, so it needs labeled so I don't completely forget about it. A little construction paper borrowed from EJ and some packing tape finish this project up. (I spelled ladel wrong, didn't I? EJ told me that after I'd already taped it. Oh well.)
In the silverware drawer, all the lids to all the bottles and cans I reuse get tossed in there. I didn't realize how many lids there were until I pulled them all out, but I knew there were a lot, because they were always in the way when I was looking for a little fork! I put them all in an old zeal container. :-) Perfect fit. I got all the straw paraphernalia out and put them in a plastic cup that has yucky stuff stained on the inside (while it IS a stain and won't come out, no one wants to drink out of that!).
Not much left, but it is SO much easier to find what I need! There are a couple things that belong in here in the dishwasher, but it's so nice to know I can get to what I need.
Annnnd....it isn't a complete post without a picture of EJ. He was dancing and singing in the living room while I was organizing. I barely caught him not-blurry.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.