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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 1st Dec 18, 5:23 PM
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    How often do you clean your drawers?
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    • 1st Dec 18, 5:23 PM
    How often do you clean your drawers? 1st Dec 18 at 5:23 PM
    Do you give them a good wash and sort out regularly?


    Kitchen drawers or bedroom drawers?


    I've just had a go at my cutlery drawer.

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    • elsien
    • By elsien 1st Dec 18, 5:25 PM
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    How often do I do what?

    Does not compute.
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    • horleyflyer
    • By horleyflyer 1st Dec 18, 10:13 PM
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    They go in the laundry every day
    Girls do it better....
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 2nd Dec 18, 8:53 AM
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    Not often enough
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Dec 18, 9:24 AM
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    The words 'never done that' spring to mind


    Surely this thread should be on the Old Style forum.
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    • SandraX
    • By SandraX 2nd Dec 18, 10:15 AM
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    How often do I do what?

    Does not compute.
    Originally posted by elsien
    You made me
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 2nd Dec 18, 1:23 PM
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    Surely this thread should be on the Old Style forum.
    (got it in before pogofish )
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id

    Left to pogo nothing would get discussed in the Arms
    • Spriggan
    • By Spriggan 2nd Dec 18, 7:13 PM
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    Basically only when I move out.
    • Lance De Boils
    • By Lance De Boils 2nd Dec 18, 11:17 PM
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    When they start to smell.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 3rd Dec 18, 8:09 AM
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    Knew it
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 3rd Dec 18, 8:41 AM
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    Kitchen drawers when they look crumb-y. Probably once every 3 months. But we are quite minimalist so it's not a hardship. I just lift out the wire organiser, pull out the other bits, give it a wipe then put it all back.

    Bedroom drawers probably every 3 months too as I do 'Project 333' (creating a capsule wardrobe of 33 items every three months) so tends to get done then.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 3rd Dec 18, 10:13 AM
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    Declutter usually just before the end of the year in between Christmas and New Year. I am fairly organised and yet having 5 kitchen drawers means things do get shoved in 'for later'. The more you have the more the clutter
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 3rd Dec 18, 10:24 AM
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    I am fairly organised and yet having 5 kitchen drawers means things do get shoved in 'for later'. The more you have the more the clutter
    Originally posted by JackieO
    So true
    I am aware of at least 7 drawers and two cupboards in my house that are just full of 'stuff' (they're on my 'to do' list...). And I'm not even going to mention the spare bedroom
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    • Bellisima
    • By Bellisima 5th Dec 18, 9:07 AM
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    I hoover the cutlery and odds and sods drawers as it’s mostly crumbs. Other drawers get looked at once in a blue moon. The shelf with all the condiments gets very mucky and I wipe it clean every few weeks.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 5th Dec 18, 10:50 AM
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    Kitchen drawers - every couple of months; or more often if struck by the Curse of Annoia (for those unfamiliar with Sir Terry Pratchett's work, Annoia is the Goddess of Stuck Kitchen Drawers - you know, when the soup ladle or something manages to wedge itself into a corner and you can't open the damn thing).


    Bedroom drawers - at least once a year; more often if they look untidy or if I can't immediately find an item I want.
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 5th Dec 18, 12:01 PM
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    Since 2007 we've moved house roughly every three years and with a couple of exceptions that's when they get done

    We purchased our current project house in February and till August most of our furniture etc was in storage in a different part of the country while we got the building site vaguely habitable. When we packed everything up after selling our previous home we had a major declutter and cleaned all dressing table and other free standing furniture drawers out thoroughly, then when we repatriated it all we had another tidy/clean.

    The kitchen we've just fitted is all drawers as were those in our previous two houses. Apart from the two spice drawers​ (which do need hoovering out from time to time), I haven't found that these get particularly dirty/crumby, but there's only me and DH at home these days and we're both quite OCD once the building mess is cleared, lol!
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    • By SunMoonStars 5th Dec 18, 6:04 PM
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    What is this thread actually about?
    • Brambleberry
    • By Brambleberry 5th Dec 18, 8:48 PM
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    I was stupidly happy the day I realised that a quick waft of the vacuum hose would get all the loose hair out of the bottom drawer in my dressing table that holds my hairdryer, brushes and an extension bar without me actually having to empty it
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