Recently I had the day to myself so I decided to get started on cleaning one cupboard, or closet every few days in attempt to weed things out before we move. I know it seems early but why wait, it’s really something that should be done way more often than it is. The first thing I did was go out to the garden and pick a fresh bouquet for the dining room table just to have something pretty to look at while I cleaned. (I have a printable watercolor of it too you can download here).
The next thing I did was take the “Bake” sign down from the wall, and hang a enamelware wash pan in it’s place. It changes the look to be simpler and cleaner, and fits a farmhouse feel better. Next I tackled the yellow cabinet in the corner.
It’s where I keep all the containers for packing my son’s daily lunch. There’s thermoses, plastic containers with lids, spoons and forks, napkins and freezer packs behind those doors. I only found one small bag of items to take to the thrift store, and the rest just needed a good reorganization.
For some reason the cram method gets used from time to time and before I know it the whole cabinet looks disheveled and confusing. And when I get up at 6am to pack his lunch I don’t want to be searching for what I need. I literally set my alarm, hop out of bed, and start packing a lunch. By the way his coworkers, all men, just think it’s great that he gets a home cooked meal in his lunch everyday.
They’ve even been known to sneak into his lunch pail for some homemade cookies. I would’ve thought it would be embarrassing to say my mom packs my lunch but they all seem to thinks it great. Well of course they do, all they care about is it’s free food that they didn’t have to prepare it themselves.
The next spot to tackle is the kitchen cupboards. Do I really need a set of dishes for every season, every holiday, and in every color? Probably not, so I think I’ll get tough on myself and do some heavy debating on what to keep. I know for sure the all white Correll will be staying, those are my go to everyday dishes. The rest are pretty for blog posts and entertaining but I can only keep so many things, and I certainly don’t want to move anything that won’t fit into a smaller kitchen. I have to be realistic you know?
I think having a garage sale is what should be done but it’s a lot of work and I’m the type that likes to clean out an area, load it into the jeep, and take it to the thrift store. I’m not sure I could handle it all piled up waiting for a good weekend to have a sale. The money would be welcomed (new camera equipment), but is it worth it? If you have any good garage sale tips leave them in the comment area, you may just persuade me to do it!
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