Sometimes our clutter overwhelms us and we feel trapped, unable to move forward. To break the cycle and build your confidence, start small. Tidy the cutlery drawer, take out all the cutlery, and anything else in the drawer and remove the cutlery organiser.
Only cutlery should be in this drawer so rehome anything else. Put used wine corks in the recycle bin. Keys should be on the key rack. Coins could go in a child’s piggy bank or create a pot for loose change. Sort scraps of paper for information you need to capture – numbers and addresses, put these in your address book and then recycle all the paper, paper clips go on your desk, same with elastic bands etc.
Clean and wipe out the bare drawer and wash the cutlery organiser in hot soapy water, dry thoroughly.
Put the cutlery organiser back into the clean drawer, then put all your cutlery in a bowl of hot soapy water and give everything a good wash and dry thoroughly. Now collect up all the dining knives and put them in their own slot in the cutlery organiser, do the same for the forks, spoons, separate each variety i.e. soup and desert, teaspoons.
If you have a section remaining, put in here the items you use more than the rest, such as tin opener, potato peeler and bottle opener.
Sit back and congratulate yourself on a job well done.