Day 1 of Downsizing without moving. I have chose to start in the kitchen. The reason being is that is where I spend a lot of my time when I am at home. If I can get that minimized, I think it will encourage me to keep going through out the house.
I took time last night and worked on the cup cabinet and silverware drawer. It took less than 30 minutes and I have two organized areas in my kitchen that is only filled with items that I need.
Here are the three questions I asked myself when doing this task.
- When was the last time I used this item?
- How many do I need for my family if I don’t do dishes for 2 days?
- If we have a party of 8 at our house, what do I need to serve the guests?
I answered those questions as I was purging. I was amazed at the amount of plastic cups, mugs and silverware that I had. It was crazy. I would have t entertain more than my house would hold to use that much.
Here are some pictures of my cup cabinet.
I was so glad when I got the cabinet finished. As you can see, Stadium cups are important in our house. My husband considers these china.
I didn’t take pictures of the silverware drawer but I will try to get some pictures up later this evening that shows how I went from two drawers of silverware to just one!!!!! YEAH!!!
Are you Downsizing with me? If you are, let me know how you are doing. I would love to see your pictures and hear your success.