For the lazy hazy days of summer.
And time to chill out.
Eating al fresco.
EXCEPT when we get all excited about some crazy idea we saw on Pinterest.
For the lickiest lollies.
Or most luscious ice cream.
Or 1,000 must-try BBQ specials.
That somehow involve an awful lot of time.
And an awful lot of clutter.
And kind of … suck!
This year my mantra’s a “simple summer”.
Stick to what works and ditch the crazy clutter of ideas AND stuff for summer food that truly is too much bother.
Like I said, lazy days …
So today we’re focused on summer food clutter we just do NOT want.
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 – Summer Food
As always we stick to our 5 rules and …
- Take 5 minutes or so – 15 minutes MAX
- Focus on summer food clutter
- Open our eyes to the totally unnecessary
- And without yanking things out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
We’re going to ask ourselves …
- Can I really be bothered to use this?
- Can I really be bothered to look after it?
- Is it really worth the fuss?
We’re especially going to look out for any of these we will be happier without …
- Lolly moulds
- Ice cube trays & bags
- Ice cream scoops
- Ice cream maker
- BBQ Utensils
- Fridge thermometer
- Ice bucket
- Ice crusher & tongs
- Cake stick moulds
Pop those you’re letting go in your charity bag.
Or the bin. Or recycling.
If you do want to sell them. Do it quickly.
Don’t let it hang around.
However much you let go, great job.
Remember, it’s only five minutes a day.
So we’ve always got time for it.
BUT oh my! It adds up. Over the year, it’s THREE good days of decluttering.
But is more powerful than a purge.
Because every day we are ready to let go more.
But for an extra little nudge, read on.
A Little Nudge
I have to confess I love Pinterest.
It is full of so many cool ideas.
From ordinary people just like us.
But it’s easy to end up chasing a dream life.
Or rather somebody else’s.
That looks all shiney and bright and glossy.
But – behind the scenes – probably isn’t.
More and more I find true satisfaction in doing my few things well. Over and over.
They’re predictable and calm and comforting.
For the whole family.
And constantly repeated, everyone pitches in.
This summer rather than coming up with an enormous bucket list of new stuff, focus on the stuff you know.
Whether recipes or activities or trips.
And share your skill.
It is the secret of truly enjoying the lazy days of summer …