I shall be RUTHLESS.
I shall take no prisoners.
These are the "rules":
1. You must LOVE it.
2. You must USE it.
3. You must RE-PURPOSE it.
Do not put it in a box, bag, or pile
to give to goodwill/Salvation Army, etc.
unless you are giving it to your sister, who lives next door
and you can and WILL walk it right over after your session.
I know I am going to get flack for this, but
I know myself and that well-meaning box, bag, or pile
will remain in my house
most likely directly in front of the door
so I don't "forget" it...
until it somehow gets unpacked and ends up right back in my kitchen.
IT HAS HAPPENED
(I have a husband, you know!)
If I LOVE it, but don't use it
it stands to reason I
need to find a way to
reuse it somewhere else.
Why don't I use it?
Is it broke?
If there is one thing I can't stand,
it's stuff in my house that
doesn't do SOMETHING.
Now, if I don't particularly LOVE
something but use it all the time
(or at least predictably - like
the china I use for special occasions)
It's a keeper.
I need to investigate further.
Should I love it?
Why don't I love it?
Can I replace it with something I DO love?
This could be tricky
I do not love my silverware.
I am thankful that it is there.
I use it multiple times a day.
But silverware isn't my thing.
I am not getting rid of my silverware.
I am highly unlikely to find silverware that I LOVE.
I'm keeping the silverware anyway.
If I don't LOVE it
I don't USE it
still can't bring myself to toss it,
can I at least put it to work somewhere else?
And this means
Not "well, with a coat of paint"
"if we just did X, Y, or Z"
I know myself and it will just clutter up
a completely different area waiting to be
AIN'T DOING IT THIS YEAR!
I have this random canning jar
that floats around from place to place
and is currently not working in the kitchen.
(This is purely fictitious. A situation like this
would NEVER occur in my house. I LOVE
I could plop it in the bathroom and use it for:
and the list goes on
(probably because I love canning jars!)
Okay, so you have this week to
go through every nook and cranny
of your kitchen cupboards.
YOU CAN DO THIS.