It’s so easy to stop noticing what we do have.
Especially in the kitchen.
Where we have all sorts of bits & bobs.
In all sorts of sizes.
Which obviously ARE useful
But when we’ve 10 different size mixing bowls.
Or seives. Or jugs.
We kind of stop seeing them all.
Despite having to fight our way through great tottering heaps of them every day to get to what we want in the cupboard.
And of course NO ONE else in the family ever puts them away again properly.
Because you need a degree in astro physics to work out how to stack them in the only-possible-space-defying way they will fit back in!
This is yet another of those clutter problems we repeat throughout our homes.
For convenience we have lots of different sizes.
But they ALL make simple storage a nightmare.
Meaning no one puts stuff away.
And clutter piles up.
So today in our just 10 things declutter we’re going to focus on cooking stuff we’ve got in all sorts of sizes and let some of it go.
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 – COOKING BITS & BOBS
We’ll stick to the just 10 things rules and …
- Take 5 minutes or so – 15 minutes MAX
- Focus on cupboards with stacks of mixing bowls and the like
- Open our eyes to just how many we have
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot anything we’re ready to let go
And to make best use of our time look for these …
- Mixing bowls
- Small bowls
- Measuring jugs
- Measuring cups
- Salad spinners
Just grab anything you’re ready to let go.
Put it in your charity bag.
Remember, stick to your time box.
And don’t worry if you’ve left maybes behind.
Decluttering quickly is incredibly powerful.
BECAUSE it tells our brain decluttering is easy.
And NOT a big, nasty job to avoid at all costs.
Every few things you declutter will make it easier to declutter more.
But for an extra little nudge, read on …
A Little Nudge
As we talked about at the beginning of this post, we collect kitchen stuff in different sizes because we believe it’s more convenient.
But let’s gently question ourselves.
How true is that belief?
The only measure cup I truly use is my half-cup.
Other times, I double it, half it or eyeball thirds.
So I’m clogging up my drawer with ALL these different sizes I barely use.
Having to scrabble through them to get what I want is actually more inconvenient.
How about you?
How many of yours different sized bowls or whatever do you truly use?
Or is it always the same few?
Thinking about it, isn’t MORE space the MOST convenient thing we could all have?
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