You need so much lovely stuff for baking.
Cake tins in every size.
Big muffin tins. Little muffin tins. Inbetweenies.
The more the merrier.
I had five identical loaf tins.
They were a must for whipping up a big batch of yummy cakes for the Queen’s jubilee party.
And obviously NO way I could borrow them!!
Oh … and then there’s cookie cutters.
It’s so much fun having 90 different shapes.
And never being able to find the one you want.
And always good to discover the ones that have gone rusty because I might possibly not have washed them very well.
It IS fun to have lots of baking stuff.
BUT like everything it comes at a price.
Cupboards full of stuff that won’t fit full stop.
Never mind stack neatly.
And an awful lot of stuff ending up in a state that wouldn’t survive too close an inspection from health and safety.
And NO that’s NOT just me.
So today we’re letting go of baking stuff that’s had it’s day. And freeing up even more lovely space in our kitchens.
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 – Baking
As always …
… we’re sticking to our 5 golden rules …
- Take 5 minutes or so – 15 minutes MAX
- Focus on our baking stuff
- Open our eyes to the unused
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
And we’re going to look out for any of these we’ll be happier without …
- Cake tins
- Flan tins
- Muffin tins
- Loaf tins
- Baking sheets
- Rolling pins
- Cookie cutters
- Pastry board
- Pastry brushes
- Cooling racks
We’re especially on the look out for multiples PLUS anything …
- Too battered to use
- So tiny its a faff
- Just the wrong size to be handy
- Used only for parties
Put stuff you’re ready to let go in your charity bag. Or if its past repair recycling or the bin.
Don’t worry if its only a few.
Every day it adds up.
AND you’ve sown a seed in your mind.
In a few weeks or so you may be ready to let go things you held onto today.
But for an extra nudge read on.
A Little Nudge
We buy lots of stuff and store lots of stuff because we might need them …
Especially for a bit of “a do”.
(British for a party in case you weren’t sure ;-))
But it means we end up with a spare baking sheet or two here and an extra muffin tin or two there. And a cake tin only used for birthdays.
And it’s not that they don’t get used. Ever.
They do. Once a year maybe.
Or in the case of my five loaf tins, once a blinking decade for the Queen’s jubilee.
It’s just that – no offence to Her Majesty – that doesn’t justify all the faff of storing.
WHEN I could ALWAYS borrow them!
From neighbours, friends or my mum.
So take a moment …
… and ask yourself “could I borrow it?”
It’s a tiny little question.
But oh my, it IS powerful!
It helps us let go. AND it helps us STOP buying stuff, others would happily share.