I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about minimizing the stuff in my life, but I still have been working on it. I haven’t done any more big overhauls since the basement closet, but small things here and there to make my home a little less cluttered and more organized have been taking place. I have recently found some really great organization blogs as well. My favourite right now is iheartorganizing, which is funny because that is the name of one of my posts I created before finding the website (I knew once I saw the title it’d be a blog I would quickly fall in love with).
But I digress. Today while my boyfriend was building a new pantry (I will write more about that once it’s complete), I decided to keep him company by doing some cleaning in the kitchen. Once the cleaning was done I was thinking of what I could do to pass time while we chatted and then I remembered the all-too-familiar feeling of trying to get a tupperware-like container out of the cupboard and having one of the following scenarios play out :
1. Try to take out a container and have multiple lids/containers come jumping out at me.
2. Find a suitable container and then be unable to find a lid that fit.
It was frustrating for sure. Here are some pictures of what I pulled out of the cupboard :
Pretty bad, I know. It didn’t take too long to get the collection whittled down. It’s probably a bit more than half of the size it was before. I wanted to get rid of even more, but I did not want to be too hasty so I figured in a month or two I will reassess if anything else is going unused and needs purged. The boyfriend did not want to get rid of a ton of it anyway as he uses it for his lunches more than I do, and I try not to be too pushy since he is patient enough with me already!
Here is what we got rid of :
And finally, what we decided to keep:
Now there is actually an entire half of a cupboard free which is great as we have very, very limited cupboard space in our kitchen. I’ve got some great mixing bowls that have been dying for a spot to be hidden away.
Do you have too much tupperware? Have you minimized your kitchen lately?