First I just have to say THANK YOU for the amazing outpouring of support on yesterdays post, I am truly humbled .... and your reward ..... me getting straight back to normal and showing you the inside of my empty cupboard :-)
Nothing gets me down for long, and when you hit rock bottom the only way is up ... and if on the way you can clear out a cupboard and have a good sort out well so much the better. I think I only let the constant drip, drip drip get to me because I have been pretty poorly all through the Christmas break and beyond with a stonking cough/cold/general yuckiness and I just hadn't given myself time to just rest. I guess cleaning out the cupboards isn't resting, as my Mum will tell me, buts it's achieving something and that's as good for me.
So after a few months of slinging things in the cupboard willy nilly I decided enough was enough and that it was time to bring order to the chaos of my own making. So I hoiked everything out, played that annoying game of putting little containers inside bigger ones (I hated tidying up the stacking pots when my boys were little and quickly taught them to do it themselves), wiped out the cupboard and got everything back in nice and tidily.
Well that was the top shelf done!!
(Oh .. if you're wondering what that long silver thing is, it's the insulation around the flue pipe for the Aga, which runs right through the cupboards to the vent on the outside wall.)
Then I emptied out the bottom shelf, lots of alcohol ....
... and a few other bits.
It was all put neatly back in with things I never use at the back ....
"WHAT" .... I suddenly asked myself "ARE YOU DOING"
'things you NEVER use at the back' !!
Out everything from the bottom shelf came again ...
... and the offending items were retrieved, photographed for posterity and now reside in the car boot sale box ready for later in the year. I do love a bit of decluttering. The ravioli maker makes ridiculously small ravioli ... far better, and easier, to use my smallest round biscuit cutter, and the Bento boxes were used by Lovely Hubby when he travelled to work from home each day to contain his lunch, not as much use when you commute weekly, and on days out we take tupperware and pack everything into a big 'cool bag'.
Back tomorrow with what I did next :-)
Thanks again folks.