Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Legacy Of Poor Decision Making

Four years ago I made the error of sticking the wooden cutlery drawer insert thing into the drawer with some sticky pads. I think I knew it was a mistake when I did it, but I did it anyway, it may have been on the same day I hit the kickboard into place because it was wonky. Looking back at the post about these incidents it turns out I did know the sticky pad thing was a bad idea. 



Fast forward to today, inspired by something I read online (yes, I know, I should have left well alone) I decided today was the day to tackle the drawer. It turns out that pound shop sticky pads are very good quality and do not lose their adhesive qualities over time. Still stuck fast. So I thought to myself I could swap some of the kitchen drawers around, use a different cutlery organiser and all would be well. As it turns out not very many of my kitchen drawers are the same size, I swapped the only drawer that would fit only to discover, it didn't fit - 



wonky bonky. 

Back to square one. Well, it would be back to square one if the wonky bonky drawer would fit back into the hole from whence it came, it's a work in not-much progress. So I tackled the drawer containing the tin opener, grater and all that stuff (does that have a proper name?) instead.




I think the bottom one is the after photo, hard to tell really. I did manage to get rid of a few things



Two blue things for who knows what, seals for jars I probably don't own, a rubbish strainer and an even worse tea infuser. I've owned the infuser for about a month, made two completely undrinkable cups of tea with it and now it's off out of the house. I do like the two big scoopy spoon things but I don't think I ever use them, the larger of the two does look like it would be useful in the garden though. 

All in all have things progressed? Not really. Am I glad I did it? Yeah.

6 comments:

  1. Wow that is a lot of utensils - I have been trying to identify some of them - you know a bit like the tray game but you can see what you are guessing!
    Looks like you had fun though.

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    1. Is it a lot, hmmm, never really thought about it. I suppose we have two nutcrackers and a few bottle openers, but everything is used so although I could do without I wouldn't really want to.

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  2. I've struggled to find an efficient tea strainer. So much so I gave up and continued with the tea bags.

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    1. We bought a Le'Xpress strainer in the end, it's very good, nice fine mesh. Although our new teapot has an inbuilt tea infuser which is very good too.

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  3. I have a drawer just like that but hang everything that I can on a line of hooks. No more banged knuckles and nipped fingers as I scrabble around for something.

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    1. That's a great idea, I love seeing kitchens with utensils hanging on hooks.

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