It’s no secret how messy my baking drawers get. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t keep them consistently neat. ‘Messy’ must be genetically encoded into me somewhere. I do like having a good old clear out though. What better time than during that beginning of the month spurt of productivity feeling!?
If I haven’t used it in the last 6 months, it’s straight into the trash. Most of the time this includes random fondant cutters or even bent cookie cutters that I tend to collect over time. For the record my cookie cutters don’t start out bent, but sometimes there might be an accidental-slightly-too-harsh-shove-of-the-drawer-to-make-it-close sort of incident…
You know those plastic tubs you get from the Chinese take away? I always have a stash kept away to divide and organise things in drawers. I even use them in the fridge to (try and) keep my onions, tomatoes and other loose items neat.
Sewing/baking box trays also make for great drawer organisers if you have any to spare. My baking box lives in the cupboard and houses all the oddly sized and shaped bits of equipment, so I use the tray in the drawer instead.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll often realise when clearing out that you’d almost always have never run out of sugar or flour when you thought you had and will find several open bags of the same thing. Kilner jars to the rescue, a little decanting and a bit more stacking and we can actually find everything we need easily now.
Just like de-cluttering your life, de-cluttering your baking drawers, I think, is an essential ritual for any baker to regularly carry out! I’m pretty sure though, I am probably the messiest baker amongst us.