I put it there so I would use it.
As I uncover totally-useful-but-long-unused stuff in my various decluttering escapades, I really do try to figure out ways to get value out of the things I decide are worth keeping.
For years, I stored my food processor in a cabinet that was almost impossible to get into. Therefore, I got out of the habit of using it.
But months (at least?) ago, I put my beloved blue kitchen appliance out. Out on the counter where it could be used at a moment’s notice.
During a recent blending kick, I reached to pull it out from under the cabinet
so I could whip up some black bean dip for my healthier-than-ramen-noodles lunch.
I pulled with one hand. Then I yanked with two.
That thing wouldn’t budge.
I pulled and tugged and perhaps even grunted. It didn’t even give me an inch. Finally, I had to get out a spatula and scrape it off the counter.
Evidently, when you wipe up a particularly sticky spill off of the counters, you should move the appliance that’s covering the last of that sticky spill . . . and wipe underneath it.
Good to know.