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.
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.