Gradually, slowly, bit by bit, I am decluttering the kitchen. It's not easy because I have to enlist the help of friends to reach some places but I am getting the feeling that I am winning.
However, there is one cupboard, a corner cupboard, which still has to be tackled and the next willing friend to come around is going to be very unlucky. In that cupboard is a hotbed of iniquity and immorality. It is the cupboard where I store my storage tubs.
I save all sorts of recyclables to reuse as freezer and fridge containers. I wash them carefully and put them away but tubs breed. What’s more, because they are creatures of no restraint, the resultant offspring are totally unpredictable and lids and tubs are produced which bear little relationship to each other.
Whilst my views on many things are liberal I find this sort of activity in my kitchen cupboards totally unacceptable and I have therefore decided to come the heavy and impose restraints. No longer are unmarried tubs and lids allowed into the cupboard. They have to be stored complete or not at all.