Except no body (including me) does...
Eventually I gave up and took the whole lot to an afterschool care program to use in their craft or home corner and got back a bit of space in our drawers.
When I did the no plastic challenge last year, I was quite good at taking my own cutlery to the markets as for Christmas, I asked Santa for this little pocket knife type thing that has a knife, fork and spoon set inside. Then it finally broke and I'm back to trying to remember my own again.
So I decided that in order to remember and to take our own cutlery, I needed to make it easy. So I made a cutlery roll to pop it all into to make storing and carrying the cutlery easier...
Here's what I did...
This is working really well for us at the moment! There is enough sets in there for every one. It fits into a bag and lives by the front door where we see it on our way out. When we get back it goes on the bench with the rest of the washing up and whoever is on drying, puts it back together, ties it up and puts it back by the door.
When the tea towel part gets a bit grubby, it just goes through the wash with the rest of the washing.
I bet we cant take it on a plane to eat our dinner with but to go to the markets on a Sunday morning and be able to cut up your breakfast in a vaguely civilised way is really cool!
Now, to work on the plastic plate issue...
Green-ness: 5/5 for not creating a demand for a single use item
Frugal-ness: Doesn't really save any money -
Time cost: Took me about 1/2 hour from selecting a tea towel to presenting the finished item to the family!
Skill level: Straight line sewing! (My favourite!)
Fun-ness: So nice to use real cutlery rather than plastic ones when we are out and about for meals!