Simple to Keep, Simple to Clean

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This morning I unloaded the dishwasher and put the cutlery away in the drawer.  As I was about to do so I noticed a few stray crumbs in the drawer.

I removed the remaining cutlery, took the plastic insert out, shook out the crumbs and gave it a quick wipe with a damp cloth and a little bit of homemade ‘Gumption’ which removed a few scuff marks.  A quick rinse and dry then the cutlery was replaced.  This took me about 5 minutes.

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There was nothing to declutter as I have just what I need in this drawer.  It is easy to see and access.

Is there anything I would remove in the future?  Yes.  The child-sized cutlery set is for my younger granddaughter to use and will not be required for too much longer. The plastic bag on the lefthand side holds bamboo skewers which I very rarely use.  When they are finished I probably will not automatically replace them.  Everything else has a purpose and would stay.

To me, that is the whole point of decluttering – have what you need and use in an easily accessible spot which is easy to keep clean.

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