I don’t know how it is that drawers, especially kitchen drawers, can get so dirty. After all the one pictured above is a silverware drawer where clean tableware is stored.
How all those crumbs got in there is beyond me!
If you know anything about the way I clean, I tend to take the
lazy easy way out whenever possible. So instead of taking a couple of minutes to wipe and then dry the crumbs out of the drawer, I decided to take a shortcut using a very magical tool: the vacuum.
When vacuuming the floors, I find it very beneficial to remove an attachment to clean just one additional thing…something other than the floors.
Keep in mind that it takes about 2 seconds to remove the hose on my vacuum so it’s quite easy. Depending on your model, it could take longer.
Last week I did just that and decided to clean those crumbs out of the kitchen drawer. Here’s the breakdown of time it took to do this one extra thing:
- 2 seconds: remove vacuum attachment
- 5 seconds: remove silverware tray and miscellaneous items
- 9 seconds: vacuum the crumbs
- 5 seconds: put vacuum attachment back in its place
- 5 seconds: put silverware tray back in the drawer
In less than 30 seconds I was able to remedy a situation that had been bothering me and make our home a little cleaner. And all this was accomplished with a little principle I like to call “do one thing.”
Can you cross something off your to do list by just doing one thing? More importantly, can you use your vacuum? 🙂