A brown ceramic jar with the title “Cookie Churn,” which used to be a kitchen decoration at my previous house, ended up at the back of the pantry’s top shelf when we moved—and then (as is the way of clutter!) it sat there forevermore. My family never actually used it for cookies, and I have no recollection of where it came from.
Most likely, it was a hand-me-down from someone else who was getting rid of their clutter 30 years ago; so I have no sad feelings about putting the Cookie Churn in with some bags of old stuff for the thrift store and sending it on its way!
About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!