KITCHEN TIP TUESDAY
This is a good time of year to declutter your kitchen cabinets and pantry. The Christmas season is long gone and Spring is almost here.
This one cabinet had been a source of stress for me every time I opened it. I knew it contained outdated items, soon to be expired items and half eaten items. When I opened it I couldn't really find what I needed. In other words this cabinet was just wasted space.
So this morning I tackled it. It only took about 10 minutes to do. I got a trash bag and tossed everything that was old or half eaten boxes that my family didn't like enough to finish, etc.
I made a mental note of what not to buy ever again. I also noted the items we do like that were still good and needed to be used.
Now it will be much more pleasant to open this cabinet door and I can make much better use of the space such as stocking up on items we really use! I plan to organize and declutter the pantry soon also. This will give me a head start on my spring cleaning.
The interesting thing about this is I was able to finish this job while the coffee was brewing this morning at 6:00 A.M. Sometimes I put off things that could be handled in just a few minutes. This just goes to show that the recommendation of FlyLady and Emilie Barnes to do 15 minutes a day on dreaded projects really works! You'll be amazed at how much you can get done in your home working in small chunks of time.
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