Spring Cleaning My Gadgets


Country MoonIt’s that time of year to think about spring cleaning again. This year the task will be a little more intense as I tackle something that has gotten clear out of hand. Most of us have a “stuff” drawer in the kitchen for things like tape, scissors, a screw driver, needle and thread, and whatever else doesn’t fit anywhere else. Then, most of us have a drawer for gadgets, you know, the cheese slicer, pizza cutter, ice cream scoop, etc.

Today I attempted to open the gadget drawer for my rolling pin, and it wouldn’t budge. After some pushing and prying and a few choice words, I eventually won and the drawer lost this battle. That is when I decided “no more.”


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The problem is those TV ads that promise the latest gadget is the latest, greatest invention and that there is no way we can survive in our kitchens any longer unless we own one of whatever it is. Sorry to say, I have been suckered in like so many others. But wait, if I acted in the next few minutes (which I usually did), I would get two for the price of one and only pay the additional shipping. How could I resist!

Of course, I would always order the two because I could always give one to my best friend and she would be forever grateful. Uhh, probably not! However, after I used my greatest and latest, I discovered just how much I didn’t need it, and so the extra one, along with the one I just tried, ended up in the gadget drawer. Multiply this example by ten or so, and I had so many gadgets that they outgrew my gadget drawer. So, I would stick one in with the pots and pans, another one in the lid drawer, etc.

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