Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and “fun” for you to achieve some quick decluttering.
One of the key features of the holiday season is food. Lets face it, it would be just another day without all those special foods that we break out just for this occasion. So what makes preparing food easier? That’s right a decluttered kitchen where the things you need are easily found because they aren’t hidden under clutter. So this week we shall do just that, a little kitchen decluttering.
Monday – Start doing a use it up challenge in your pantry. Eat your way through all those double ups and food from the previous season. Or better still donate any excess canned food to a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen.
Tuesday – Go through your utensil drawer and eliminate any items you never or rarely ever use. There aren’t many jobs in a kitchen that can’t be achieved with a sharp knife, a fork or a spoon, you don’t need fifteen single use gadget to achieve the same result.
Wednesday – Do you have any small appliances you rarely if ever use. How much easier would it be to store the ones you do use if these were out of the way. Store them in the garage, attic or basement for now and if you don’t bring them back during the holiday season then sell them. They are just getting in your way and taking up valuable space.
Thursday – Do the same with excess crockery as you did with the small appliances. Store them out of the way and if they don’t come back in over the holiday season get rid of them in the new year.
Friday – I know I mention this last week but by now it could well be a mess again. Clear off your kitchen bench. You are going to need that space for food prep and serving. And really, isn’t it time you quit using it as a catch-all for things you are too lazy to put away properly. Find a place for everything and make a habit of putting everything in its place.
Saturday – Herbs and spices get used now more than ever. Throw out the ones that have been sitting unused for months. Try to set up a share arrangement with friends or family members for the holiday spices you know you won’t use all off. Between you you might have just enough and none will go to waste.
Sunday – Check out your serving dishes do you have enough to serve an army. Consider decluttering the excess. You can always borrow from a friend or neighbour if every you do have a large group to serve. It makes more sense than cluttering up space with items you only use rarely.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Today’s Declutter Item
I am pleased to say I no longer need this once handy item. Once upon a time it used to be jammed full of plastic bags from my grocery shopping. Now I have been reformed and have no further use for something that holds and dispenses something else that not longer enters my home. Even if the odd plastic bag does sneak in via those less vigilant than myself, there are certainly not enough to require a plastic bag holder/dispenser.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
I am glad we made it home from Sydney even thought the car was having some overheating problems. I think that airconditioner that we had repaired recently is not as repaired as we thought. We had a lovely time with nearly all my siblings and parents together to celebrate my brothers birthday.