It didn't take all that long to sort out the stuff from the drawer yesterday, I also found another drawer stashed with things so I emptied that too. Then I found a drawer in the kitchen that didn't need to hold what it was holding, so something good came from looking for the batteries. Plus I did a bit of yoga.
Despite the huge list of jobs we still have to do I am a bit in love with the house at the moment, I think the sunshine helps. I am particularly happy with how easy it is to use at the moment, and hooks play a big part in this. We don't have much floor space, so using the height available is very important, my pantry has to work very hard, as it doesn't just hold food. Recently we added some heavy duty hooks to make things better.
The pantry is also quite narrow (72cm at the widest point) so keeping things off the floor is a bonus. On two hooks I can store the paper recycling (on the right) and my cleaning bucket. On the left are my shopping bags and the tools for the Henry hoover.
At the other end of the pantry there's space for a couple of bags, one holds bread, the other holds any veg that don't need to live in the fridge, potatoes etc.
I have some more in the porch cupboard to hold the Henry hoses, clothes airer and my shopping trolley, a lad in town called it a festival trolley which sounded a bit more exciting. The hooks cost a couple of quid each from the local hardware shop.
Speaking of bags, I don't know if I've mentioned this before, it seems familiar, I stole the idea from a YouTuber to use spare canvas bags to store things. I use them for Dan's odd socks, so I can pair them easily
and to sort my accessories
Very boring, but very useful. Are you a hook lover?
Plumbing update - he did have to cut a hole in the ceiling to fit the new drain thing, but I keep forgetting to notice that, so he must have done a good job of putting everything back. One week on, no drain smell, fingers crossed it continues.