Day 121: Useful Kitchen Drawer In Need of a Bit of Love and Attention

Some drawers are more prone to getting random crumbs falling in them than others. The drawer that sits below our raised chopping area in the kitchen is the perfect candidate for this.

As I opened the drawer this evening, it occurred to me that it’s also underutilised, as it has many sections and I don’t use them all properly.

Although I had a really busy/productive day at work as well as a full evening cooking dinner and apple pie for dessert, I still had some energy left for one piece of decluttering. This drawer is what I chose for today.

Drawer before decluttering

I took everything out, wiped it around and only put back what we actually use. Just like when I sorted our other drawers a few weeks ago, there were so many random items in there that when I placed everything back, I was left with a couple of empty sections.

I looked around the kitchen to see what tends to get left out on the sides and decided to use the spare sections for pens, scissors, food bag clips and a tap measure. Let’s see if this works and we manage to return these items back to their place after we’ve used them. This is the final result.

Drawer after decluttering

It feels lovely when opening it now (sorry, I do get excited about the simplest of things).

One third of the year gone and I’m feeling quite good about my decluttering journey. I have some thoughts for my additional monthly summary post which I will share tomorrow.

Until then…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Day 121: Useful Kitchen Drawer In Need of a Bit of Love and Attention

  1. Alcina Costa says:

    Well done you are doing a great job.

    Alcina x

  2. Nice job, I did find that once I straightened out my everything drawer it stayed that way because people were so happy to find what they were looking for.!

    • Yes, it really works doesn’t it? Only this morning I showed my daughter the drawer and she said that she’d been looking for some scissors and now she knows where they are

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