Hello cabin family,
Lissy and I had time this week to go through some of the kitchen cupboards and did a little spring cleaning. The corner cabinet (under telephone) was packed with old, unused items. Many of the pots and pans were full of mouse droppings.
The old kitchen items from the cabinet will be placed in black trash bags and put by the front door. Reps can email a link to this post to those they represent to see if anyone wants to keep any of these kitchen items. If these items have sentimental value, perhaps that person can take the item(s) home. The family reps can decide what to do with these items.
We hope the goal of all cabin users is to simplify while still having all the essentials that are needed in a kitchen and to have room in the cupboards and cabinets to find things and room to put things away.
Many items in the photos below have either already been replaced, do not work, or are just gross, dirty and/or unusable.
This skillet has a broken leg. There is another newer skillet in the cabinet. Do we need two?
Lissy also went through some of the kitchen drawers and "grandpa's dresser" drawers. Since the cabin can potentially be used by 17 families, we suggest that all personal linens or items be kept in your personal trunks and not kept in any of the cabin dressers. The reason for this is that the mice chew on the linens, placemats, and towels in the dressers and make nests in the drawers (or elsewhere.)
Our goal should be to NOT provide free housing materials to the mice. (The mice love the straw placemats and unless they are kept in a storage bag, they will attract the mice. They are also hard to clean.)
The items below have been put in plastic bags in grandpa's dresser drawers.
(There is already plenty of trivets and hot pads, etc. If these aren't claimed perhaps they could be donated.)
Number of jute placemats: 55
Total number of placemats: 82
(Are these all used?)
Can they be put in personal trunks?
Thanks for cleaning out the cabin cupboards! Our family uses the blender when at the cabin---has it already been replaced? Can we bring up a replacement? We also use the straw placemats---not that many, but we do use them. 😁