My cutlery drawer is constantly having to be emptied and cleaned because of little bits that seem to make a bee line for it. They are not food crumbs, I do all my prep on the other side of the kitchen.
It can't be me as there are never ends of yarn or bits of cotton thread in there, I do tend to leave a trail behind me at times.
Oh well, not to worry it all got cleaned again this morning. I also had a major sort out in the fridges, I have a small under counter one for all my veg and any fruit that needs cold storage and the tall fridge freezer one has everything else.
All started jars and bottles live in here along with dairy and any salad stuff lives in the drawer. I also keep raw meat and fish on the bottom shelf.
fridge freezer, see all the miss-matched containers.
started pickles, chutneys etc.
started jams and jellies.
The small fridge, the top shelf holds all my stir fry veg and that is empty, I cooked it all yesterday, so the baskets are out for cleaning.
I have been fishing around on the shelves looking for the right jar of pickle or the right bottle of sauce and the glass shelves make it a rattly noisy job. Enough was enough, now everything is stored, in family groups, in plastic containers. I did not go on a shopping fest but used the things that I had already. I am not a lover of plastic but it is very convenient and easy to keep clean.
This is not a new idea for me, I have been storing my herbs and spices like this for years.
The curry basket.
I have others with Italian, Chinese, Random and Baking spices in, it makes it so easy to get the right mix, just lift the basket out and all are to hand. I keep them in the pantry in the dark, they last longer that way. I buy ones that I use most in bulk, cumin and turmeric for curries and mixed spice for baking.
There is a basket, bigger, for pulses as I buy these in larger quantities as well.
You get the idea, it is all about making things as easy and simple as possible.
The rest/exercise treatment for my elbow has done its job and I am pain free now, I did some more of Fran's socks this morning while I watched Katy at Inside number 23 on YouTube.
The weather today has been a mixed batch, drizzle and cold wind, warm sun shine and grey clouds and rain, pick a season, any season. The only things we haven't had are freezing fog and snow OOPS I never said that, the weather Gremlins may be reading.
Knit and natter tomorrow, yippee.
The time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things. But not until tea has been made and drunk.