GAZE UPON these cleared kitchen counters. Revel in them. I, the self-proclaimed Queen of Kitchen Clutter (three-year-old House Beautiful magazine, anyone? I’ve got it right here!), salivate when I see clean spaces like these. And I appreciate the tips included in this Houzz piece, written last week by contributor Laurie Gaskill, I really do.
But when you’re afflicted with ADHD of the clutter sub-type, it’s really, really hard to follow through . . . on much of anything. And so the coffeemaker sits under the wall-hung paper-towel dispenser next to the new loaf of bread and the dog’s glucosamine chondroitin pills. With MSM (dog owners will understand).
These drawers make me so happy that when I gaze despondently at the wreckage strewn across what should be seven running feet of clear countertop, I simply open one of the pot drawers and soothe myself with the order within. Cheating? Yeah, okay. But it keeps my mental health healthier.