Thursday, 7 July 2022

A Re-Jig and a Re-fresh But Nothing Left the House

 

These shelves had been bugging me for quite a while, I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong for a long time ... I figured it out after I did this little re-arranging and tidying. 😃

I had books here on the top shelf and pulled forward to the edge so that I could actually reach them while my back was so bad I could barely stretch my arms above my head.


I also had books on this little set of drawers, handy for every day use but somehow annoying to have them split into two 'camps'.


I took all the books off, gave everything a good wipe and clean and replaced the books with the red flour bin from the top shelf.  Making a very happy discovery in the process ...


... ooh I had forgotten all about these crunchie type bars.

Tidying and sorting does have some huge and very tasty plusses  😋


All these cookbooks fit neatly onto the top shelf with room to slide one more in very easily, which is handy as I have a signed, half price copy of Ella Mills new book on pre-order from Waterstones that should be arriving next month.

The jars were all wiped down, and the pussy cat salt cellar and the pasta jar were re-filled from the cupboard stock and then everything went back onto the lower shelves too.

So what had been bugging me then?  Well it turned out that as soon as I pushed all the books to the back of the shelf it just seemed much, much better, as well as neater and more spacious looking.


And the good news is that I can now just about reach them without having to resort to my little step ladders, so signs of improvement all round, both me and in my kitchen.

So although there was nothing to get rid of on the shelves or the drawers, I have ended up with a cleaned and more organised space ... and chocolate bars that I had no idea that I had.

Winner, winner crunchie dinner 😁


Sue xx



19 comments:

  1. I don’t like books forward either. If you have an itch, scratch it!

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  2. Gosh, I wouldn't dare buy that many sweet treats all at once - the temptation!!!

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    1. They've been in there since just after Christmas so I think they're safe for a bit longer. Now if there was just one left ... it would be gone in a shot!! ;-)

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  3. You're right, the shelf does look so much better now you have changed it around. Love the floral plate tucked behind your Mason Cash mincing bowl - is it Alfred Meakin by any chance?

    It cracks me up that you 'forgot' about those lovely bars. I have just done the same with a box of NineBars that I had put in a drawer rather than have them on an open shelf . . . so that's 20 yummies I did not remember I had!

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    1. The plate is a H&K Tunstall one, in a slightly rarer Chintz pattern. They're mostly famous for the crinoline lady and the gold patterned plates with roses in the middle, but I think you're pretty spot on in that Alfred Meakin did so something similar for a while.

      So we are both happy with a goodie stash now, although yours are a bit healthier than mine!

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  4. So funny about the sweet treats - I'm sure I remember a post of yours that mentioned them going in the flour bin but I might be wrong - has been known !!
    Love te streamlined look of the shelves
    Alison in Wales x

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    1. Yes, after reading this I went back and found them. It was just after Christmas when they were moved from the drawer to the flour bin. It was when I took a lot of the uneaten Christmas treats to put in the foodbank trolley ... and hid away the ones I wanted to keep. I like it when I hide things well ;-)

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  5. I've got an idea for myself. I will hide chocolate bars all around my house. After a few days, I will surely forget all about them.They will provide motivation for cleaning for quite some time.

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    1. Haha ... what a brilliant idea. Perhaps that's worth thinking about for me!!

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  6. Isn't it strange how a little tweak can make such a big difference to how you feel about a space. The shelves look much neater and the crunchie bars are a definite BONUS!

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    1. I like that I can see more of the green of the top shelf now and just moving them back a few inches seems to have given me more eye-space ... which all helps in such a small room.

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  7. That looks great and I am happy to hear that your back is so improved that you can reach up there easily now!

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    1. Well I wouldn't call it easily but I can get a book down now :-)

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  8. I agree that evrything looks so tidy and bright now in their new spaces. Great bonus finding the choc bars. Catriona

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    1. I know, bonus chocolate you can't beat it. It makes me wonder what else I have hidden in strange places!

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  9. ( Anne Bee 🐝) my favourite chocolate bar - what a find!

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  10. My books are pushed back in the living room bookcase, and in the shelves above my cupboards (still need a ladder for those though). It does look so much neater.

    God bless.

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