We are two weeks into our summer edition of the 40 Bags challenge and I'm ready to share some spaces!
I started in my kitchen because it was literally right in front of me. And because kitchens are the heart of the home, or something like that. Right??
|I love every mug I kept and they finally all fit!|
(Side note: there is an amazing cleaner found at most dollar stores called LA's Totally Awesome cleaner. I am quite sure there are many horrible chemicals involved but this stuff works. Desperate times -- such as the icky plastic shelves in my corner lazy susan -- call for desperate measures.)
The kitchen is an area that I do try to keep pared down -- we have a nice sized kitchen but it's not huge, so I have to make good use of the space we have -- but it seems like I can always find some things we just aren't using. Purge items included sippy cups (Mady is 4 1/2), baby silverware, coffee mugs (I bet the average American family owns at least 37 and uses three), and some pretty dishes that are nice (mostly very thoughtful gifts) but never get used.
|Desk area | Happy spatulas | Shiny silverware | A place for everything|
Our recycling bin is a happy camper these days.
|The fridge after | My new favorite tee | Boxes, boxes boxes | A full pantry is a blessing indeed|
Working through our stockpiles of food also helps me to be a more informed meal planner, smarter shopper, and better steward of our resources (no more buying too much of something we don't really need). It's a good way to re-ground myself and practice gratitude.
|Can't go wrong with color in the kitchen.|