What do you do to keep yourself tidy. Someone once told me I take detailed and organised to a whole new level. Infact I once did a work style profiling test and I topped the ‘organised’ scale. Anyway here are my five foibles for keeping my kitchen (and mind) tidy.
- My weekly shopping list is written in the same order as the aisles so I only have to walk around the supermarket once. This plan works 95 per cent of the time but can fall over when the supermarket owner decides to shift a product line to a new aisle.
- I actually listen to the advice of the Civil Defence planners and have a cupboard full of non-perishable food. All my cans are lined up with labels facing ‘front and centre’. And of course the oldest ones are put at the back.
- My pantry is full of matching tupperware and matching sistema containers. You can call me the Container Queen because I love containers. Unfortunately my rule is that I am not allowed to buy a new one unless I throw one out first. The same rule applies for bowls ‘cos I really like to buy bowls as well.
- I save useless items. Mum always used to save the stamps off envelopes and so do I. Once I’ve saved up a reasonable pile I send them off to the local church. Not sure what they do with them but I save them nonetheless. The other thing I save is rubber bands, infact I have a tin full of rubber bands (oh and some fishing nylon). I never use them but for some unknown reason I can’t throw them out.
- To this day, I still fold my towels the same way Mum taught me. And because a good housewife has a tidy linen cupboard, all the folds face the same way. Infact you could almost run a ruler down the sides of the piles.
You’d think I have nothing better to do, but I do – honestly! I’m just a tidy person.