Last week I decluttered my Tupperware cupboard. I didn’t actually get rid of any containers I just found a way to use them all. I had packets of pantry food sitting on shelves sealed up with sticky tap and clips while perfectly good Tupperware was going to waste in another cupboard. I am not sure why I had let my pantry get like that, I am usually a far more organised person. While I was at it I reorganised the cupboards beside my stove and the rest of the pantry as well. I now have one more empty cupboard in my kitchen and I have a mind to empty one ore two more.
This is a perfect example how disorganisation can cause clutter . Fortunately I wasn’t disorganised to the point where I had doubled up on items in the pantry but this can certainly happen when things get more out of hand. I have written about this before on day 72. There are several areas in a home that are particularly susceptible to this problem. The kitchen, the garage, the toiletries cabinet (vanity), wardrobes and deep drawers.
As I said on day 72, a little bit of sensible organisation can help cut down on clutter and save a few dollars simply by putting things back where they belong when you are done using them. You won’t be forced to replace an item when you can’t find it, therefore doubling up, if you always know where it is when you need it.
ITEM 187 OF 365 LESS THINGS
This toiletries bag hidden away in my wardrobe contained double ups of a few of items like dental floss, shaver handles and a hair brush. These items were either immediately useful or no longer necessary so I emptied it and it is not needed any more either.