There are so many pots with various face creams in them on my wife’s dresser that I wonder how she can keep a track of them all. That’s not to mention all the ear-rings she has collected, the other perfumes (some over 10 years old and never thrown away), and the half-used makeup.

It’s a dresser in progress, really. I would offer to tidy up, but she doesn’t really appreciate my categories, organisational tricks, or the fact I tend to throw things away…. So what can we do to keep a clean dresser? The result, I NEVER lay anything on it for fear of losing it! Permanently.