You can never have enough can you?
AND buying storage is just so much fun!
Because then you’ve got more lovely stuff to ram in your cupboards.
When you can’t find its lid.
Or its bottom.
But it’ll be OK.
We just need storage for our storage.
That will fix it. Won’t it?
This was me.
A complete storage-aholic.
Always on the hunt.
For that oh-so-clever little hack.
That would organise everything.
But never did.
Because it wasn’t a storage problem.
It was an Alice-you’ve-got-too-much-stuff-you-never-use problem.
And I guess if you’re here and reading this.
You’re in a similar boat.
So today we’re going to let go of some kitchen storage we don’t need.
If you’re following along with my quick daily declutter, read on. BUT if you’re new do hop back and read how just 10 things can help you declutter easily.
Just 10 Things – Kitchen Storage
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on kitchen storage
- Open our eyes to storage that’s not helping
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
Keep your eyes peeled for
- Storage with missing lids
- Lids with missing storage
- Empty storage
- Storage with never used contents
- Storage with forgotten contents
- Really grotty plastic tubs
- Unuseful – what was I thinking? – sizes
And look out for any of these you will be happier without …
- Plastic tubs
- Food baskets
- Food racks
- Cake & cookie tins
- Jam jars
- Storage jars
- Kitchen tidies
- Food covers
Now we are trying to be quick.
And only taking 5 minutes. 15 minutes max.
And matching plastic tubs and their lids is not always quick is it?
It’s why – like odd socks – they drive us crazy.
So grab the obvious stuff you’re ready to let go.
Put it in your charity bag. Or recycling.
AND if you have got a load of tubs to match up.
Pencil in a movie slot.
With your fave seen-it-loads-feel-good film.
And sort them, half watching the film.
Great job for anything you let go.
But for an extra nudge read on.
A Little Nudge
There’s huge money made in storage solutions.
I have handed over so much hard-earned money for them in my time.
And I bet you have too.
I genuinely believed I was solving a problem.
BUT you know what?
Mostly, I was feeding my shopping addiction.
So whilst following just 10 things I’ve stopped buying storage. Full stop.
You see just 10 things is a journey.
And on that journey we’re going to free ourselves from more clutter than we ever imagined possible.
AND create more lovely space.
So don’t worry if stuff’s a tad messy short term.
Don’t reach for that new “storage solution” to tidy them. Focus on letting go.