OK confession time.
Who’s got a drawer full of crazy utensils?
Half of which you don’t know how to use?
Or TBH exactly what they’re for.
I had one of those fancy parmesan graters and couldn’t even work out how to put it together.
Never mind actually grate cheese with it!
It did NOT improve my – mediocre – cooking.
BUT somehow I fell for the marketing myth.
WITH a drawer full of crazy kitchen utensils I would become a brilliant cook. I didn’t.
We all fall for this one over and over.
And it’s the source of lots of our clutter.
So today in our just 10 things declutter we’re going to get real and ditch those kitchen utensils we never use.
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 Utensils
We’ll stick to the just 10 things rules and …
- Take 5 minutes or so – 15 minutes MAX
- Focus on our utensil drawer or jar
- Open our eyes to everything we don’t use
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
We’re going to look out for ….
- Simple duplicates
- Lots of variations of basically the same thing
- Stupid gizmo gadgets that just don’t work
- Broken, blunt & rusty utensils
- Stuff you only use rarely if at all – other people may rave about spiralisers but if you haven’t a clue what to do with it pass it on!
And let go of any of these kitchen utensils we will be happier without …
- Can & jar openers
- Garlic crushers
- Lemon squeezers
- Nut crackers
- Ricers & spiralisers
- Egg timer
- Fish scaler
Pop anything you are ready to let go straight into your charity box.
AND don’t beat yourself up about the rest.
Just 10 things is all about learning to let go.
Every day we do it, we loosen clutter’s grip..
But for an extra little nudge, read on.
A Little Nudge
Common mental blocks when we’re letting go of utensils are:
- It might be useful
- Everyone else has one
Let’s gently question these thoughts.
And see if they really stack up.
Gently questioning ourselves every day helps us discover our amazing ability to be happy without lots of stuff.
It might be useful
The utensil could be brilliantly designed and useful to others but …
- How is it useful to ME if I don’t use it?
- If I haven’t used it in so many years, what’s going to change to make it useful now?
- I’ve been happily making do without using it, what’s wrong with making do?
Everyone else has one
The utensil may be very popular but …
- Do I truly want to pay the price of clutter just to be like everyone else?
- It’s OK to be a bit different isn’t it? Each to their own and all that?