Untidy Cupboards? Never!
Over the summer holidays, I had a list and I’m proud to announce that I managed to tick a couple of things off, among them sorting out the cupboards in my kitchen.
Now don’t get me wrong. When I say cupboards I don’t mean them all (the holidays isn’t that long!) No I just mean those that hold items for consumption – sauces, pasta, spices – all that sort of thing. They seem to be the ones that have a mind of their own when it comes to keeping tidy.
I decided to do it properly and emptied the two culprits. Here is what I took out!
I then cleaned them (how do the inside of cupboards get so grubby!) and replaced, checking on sell by dates of course. This what I found:-
- My pride of place goes to some nuts with a sell by of March 2006
- I had several hundreds of packet soups that I used to keep in my desk drawer at school.(Remember I retired in July 2008!)
- Two boxes of cocktail sticks – who uses that many?
It is clear from the contents that my cooking moods have gone through a number of phases. I have lots of ingredients for very specific meals that are only cooked once in a while. Hence the many half full packets! One thing that the whole experience has taught me is that I’m too short for my kitchen. I can’t reach the top shelf and never see what I decide to put at the back of it.
On the whole I’m pleased with the result. I just need to remind hubby to put things back where he gets them from on the one night he gets supper!
Do your cupboards get untidy? Have you found the culprit?
This post is for the letter ‘U’ over at Jenny’s blog. Do go visit the other entries!