A read a blog called "Intentionally Simple" and for the month of October Rachel is doing "31 Days to Living Intentionally Simple." I'm following along and working on the projects she posts each day!
The first four days of October were dedicated to the kitchen. This week I have gone through every cabinet (except the spice cabinet...that one is Jason's and I am hands off in there!) and every drawer. I eliminated so many things from our kitchen that we just don't use/need. We use the same pots and pans over and over but we had a few "spare" ones included in our collection - they went! In the silverware drawer there were 23 plastic utensil sets (you know, the ones you get with your take-out) that we were saving, I assume, for that one day when we would need them. That day has never come since we both bring actual silverware in our lunch bags to work with us - so into the trash they went!
With all the space I was able to make in the cabinets and drawers I was also able to move our flour and sugar containers underneath into a cabinet. I realized they were just taking up valuable space and I honestly haven't used flour since we've lived here - except the one time a neighbor asked to borrow a cup a few weeks ago. To me, that indicates very little need for it to be taking up space on the already crowded counter-top!
I cleared off the top of the refrigerator as well as cleaning it out of questionable food items. I went through the pantry and got it all cleaned out very thoroughly and organized. I went through all the things we had up on our refrigerator with magnets and decided it was time for a lot of it to come down.
I was a machine this week in the kitchen. The best part? With it being broken up into several days of smaller tasks it was much easier to achieve this goal and having others participating kept me motivated!
|Our simplified kitchen|
The next room to be worked on this month is the master bedroom!