Last week I challenged myself to clean out the bottom of the dresser where I keep my tablecloths. I also decided at that time to clean out my tea towel, pot holder, tea cosy drawer. Well, life got in the way and I've only done one of those jobs - the tea towel drawer. So today I'll show you what I've done and also, hopefully, complete the task by cleaning out the bottom of the dresser. If you've tidied your cupboards alongside me, please post a link to your before and after photos to inspire me further.
This was the drawer before I took it apart.
I sorted everything into groups and separated the old tea towels too thin or holey for further service. They were cut up for the rag bag.
I had more tea towels than anything else but I also had pot holders, net and cotton jug covers and cloth napkins.
Why do I have all these tea towels?
Here is the finished drawer - cotton tea towels and terry towels at the front and jug covers, pot holders, napkins and tea cosies at the back. It's much better. I can see at a glance everything in there and I'm not pulling this way and that trying to find a pot holder when a saucepan is about to boil over on the stove.
I have a free run now - I sent my book related work back on Tuesday, I worked at the Centre yesterday and today is all mine. I'll be making soap, cleaning out the bottom of that dresser and sorting out some sewing I want to do. I'm going to enjoy this day. I hope you do too.