I need to attack this guy’s kitchen

Dear Amy: I am a 28-year-old former city dweller who relocated to more places to sit outside and a quiet place for the epidemic.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan / Chicago Tribune)

I love my new leafy neighborhood and my lower rent.

I live in a house with a 70-year-old man (my landlord’s brother), who is a former art history teacher and librarian. We have our own living space and bathroom. I have more than twice the size of my previous apartment on the second story of our house, and he lives in the basement.

I have loved his company and the care he dedicates to the garden. Just one thing – he is a very emotional hoarder.

Our kitchen has dozens of wooden spoons, dinnerware sets and cabinets filled with cookware. There are easily a dozen sponges – some old, some new. We have easily 150 spice containers, along with random Knacknacks in every corner. There are corners that are involved in spider webs and other pests.

How do I get her to organize the space and even go to “Marie Kondo”?


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