So yesterday we talked about glasses.
And all the unused extras we keep for entertaining.
But it’s NOT just glasses is it?
It’s all the other paraphernalia we collect for nothing more than a quick drink.
Everything from our 10 dodgy corkscrews.
NONE of which are great.
To that cut glass punch bowl we obviously use lots!
So today out little declutter is focused on barware.
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 – Cutlery
As always …
… we stick to the just 10 things rules and …
- Take 5 minutes or so – 15 minutes MAX
- Focus on barware
- Open our eyes to all our forgotten gizmos AND glamour
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
We’re going to look out for …
- Stuff we curse every time we use it
- The gorgeous BUT just not us stuff
- The cracked, broken & tarnished
- And of course … all those multiples
And let go of any of these we will be so much happier without …
- Cork screws
- Bottle openers
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail stirrers
- Wine bottle stoppers
- Champagne bottle stoppers
- Ice bucket
- Hip flasks
- Caraffes & decanters
- Punch bowls
Put any you’re ready to let go in a charity bag or box. Obviously wrap up anything glass.
Of if past repair pop in the bin or recycling.
Now I know. You may NOT have these specifics.
I only had a few.
But these little lists do TWO things:
- They keep us focused
- AND they make us ask “why”?
So we don’t get overwhelmed.
BUT we stop taking for granted clutter we’ve ignored every day for the last ten years.
And actually ask ourselves “why have I got that?”
A massive well done.
For anything you let go.
But for an extra nudge, read on.
A Little Nudge
We all like a bargain don’t we?
But sometimes they’re false economies aren’t they?
Cork screws are a great example.
Too many cheap ones just don’t do the job.
So we end up with ten.
Rather than paying that little bit extra.
For one really good one.
That’s been well designed and well made.
AND will last.
But buying good stuff that lasts is a super powerful weapon against clutter.