Yeah, so after working a full day at home, I was inspired by Hydra’s ambitious project to rehang the back storm door. I started clearing out drawers and the pantry, throwing away the jars that don’t have matching lids and the lids that don’t have matching jars.
Yes. I reuse glass jars, but I am not going to become a jar lady.
Hydra laughed when I said this. As if he thinks the time has passed for me to avoid becoming a jar lady. Sniff.
Several of the kitchen drawers have devolved into junk drawers over the years. The one in the kitchen island has the useful but less used stuff in it. You know the stuff I’m talking about. The pastry cutter, the egg separator, the shellfish crackers and forks, the nut picks, the fondue forks for the long gone fondue pot (their hold over me is inexplicable, I can’t quite part with them.)
As I replaced the old newspapers lining the drawers I noticed I had to do a lot more creative folding than I remember. I knew the L.A. Times had gotten smaller in volume–anyone remember the pages and pages of classified ads?–as well as in physical size, but the actual difference in width surprised me.
The top paper is from the past few days. The bottom one, which is aligned on the left side with the top sheet–is from March 1998. Seems like the print is smaller and we’ve lost a whole column’s worth of paper.
Which also means it doesn’t quite cover my pantry shelves. Am I going to have to cave and buy shelf paper?
I didn’t get quite done with the clearing out process, but I did clean three drawers, the pantry floor and the pantry shelves except the top one, which is kind of a catch all and needs some real attention. It’s nice to be able to walk into the walk-in pantry again. Also, I moved the cast iron pans and the popcorn pan in there from the stack in the cupboard by the stove.
More organization to come! I’m thinking about where to hang things and put more shelves. And what I really use.