It all started when I wanted a slice of pizza…I pulled the frozen pizza out of the freezer and things quickly went downhill from there.
I started by clearing counter top so I’d have a place to dump the junk.
Because I use them all the time for in-home client appointments I almost always have a set of my favorite drawer organizers on hand, these interlocking bins, a junk drawer organizer, and a narrow organizer. This time around the set of organizers were for my messy and overcrowded drawer.
Instead of wasting my time with handfuls of crushed packets of crackers and a silly number of packages of take-out silverware I grabbed an empty box to toss everything into to carry it to the counter.
See that – all the way in the back- I spotted two crumbling birthday candles. Once the candles were out I wiped down the drawer using my favorite brand of cleaner – Caldrea Counter top Cleanser the scent is Basil Blue Sage, I’m just re-using the Herbs de Provence bottle.
Well the timer for the oven pre-heat sounded and I hadn’t put one item back into the drawer so put the pizza in to bake and re-adjusted my goal to get the drawer put back together before the pizza was ready.
I lined my newly cleaned drawer with a few terry towels to catch water drips or crumbs. I find it easier to shake out the towels then to wipe down the whole drawer. Plus wayward birthday candles will not melt to my drawer.
I made a ? pile. This keeps me from getting tripped up is I find something I’m not sure what it is. Instead of trying to figure out what something is I just place it in the question pile. I also made a donation pile just in case – although I knew there was no way I was donating my ancient packets of mayonnaise.
Yippeee! My favorite scissors! But no pizza wheel.I keep these handy in a mug by the stove. How did they end up the in drawer? Never mind I just had to keep storing, the pizza was smelling great. Hey two recipes, for what I’m not sure. No name just ingredients. Tossed them in the overflowing shoebox of recipes I’ve clipped but never prepared. But no pizza wheel.
- Used straws – toss (and gross)
- A knife sheath I never use- toss
- Smashed crackers – toss
- Way too many condiments from a long, long time ago – toss
- Pre-packaged silverware with the silverware missing – toss
- two wooden discs that look important
- two brand new screws that also look important
- a replacement button and thread for a shirt (I don’t know why don’t ask)
- a clear plastic foot that goes to something
- a clover shaped metal piece for something
- two packets of cut flower food
- an mini metal spatula (I think)
- but no pizza wheel
Veggie peeler. Check.
Birthday candles. Check
Bottle opener. Check.
Food thermometer. Check.
Can opener. Check.
Beaters for handheld mixer. Check.
Zero balance gift cards. Check.
Wait, what? Zero balance gift cards? Yep. Perfect for scraping gunk off the counter tops or microwave without messing up my manicure.
Pizza wheel. Still missing.
I cut the pizza with a knife and it still tasted great. It was even more delicious because I was enjoying my newly organized drawer. No more slipping my hand in the messy drawer to push stuff down so I can open or close the drawer!