by April Anderson
Just Another Natural Nut
After my Mom passed and Dad had to learn how to navigate a kitchen he was unfamiliar with, we worked together to give him a space that would not intimidate him but help him learn how to prepare meals for himself.
What I realized through this process, my Mom collected many things including doubles, triples of most of her kitchen utensils.
If you open up your drawers will you find the same thing?
And if you really think about it you probably have many things taking space in your drawers you have never used but keep just in case.
So how do you decide on what to keep and what to let go of.
1. Empty the Drawer
2. Place all your kitchen utensils in another drawer (yes, you do need to empty the counter container filled with utensils tools too). If you need another drawer use it but you are only to have one drawer to put your needed utensils in.
3. Set a time limit - 6 months to a year depending on how often you are in the kitchen cooking and baking (one year gets you through all the holidays)
Over time, whenever you need a utensil, look in the newly empty drawer collecting the utensils you are using before opening the drawer that contains all of the utensils you have been collecting. At the end of your time period, you should have all the utensils you need in the new drawer, that started off empty and you can now empty the drawer that started full and donate .
long before it was cool to be a minimalist, live a sustainable life, become a zero waste warrior we just called it simple living or what some could not resist calling us....'those damn hippies....not much has changed in the years since except the wording...now some can not resist calling us.... 'those damn natural nuts'...hence the name Just Another Natural Nut!