Saturday, April 4, 2009

11/365 A varied collection

When was the last time you dug all the way to the back of your kitchen utensil drawer to see what was there?

It's amazing what can accumulate over time. I read a good spring cleaning tip on one of my favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy, from organizing guru Peter Walsh. He recommends doing a one-month cardboard box test.

You dump all your tools into a cardboard box. When you need one, pull it out of the box, use it, then put it back into your drawer -- because it's obviously needed.

Everything that's left at the end of a month in the box can theoretically be purged. There will always be a few tools that you do need for special items that aren't used every month, but I think this is a great approach.

I could probably stand to do this for a lot of things other than kitchen utensils...

Camera: Canon 40D with 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 400

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