The decluttering continues!
I’m pleased to say that I have finished our master bedroom closet! That is a huge weight off my shoulders. Not sure if I’m going to share, because it’s not super exciting. Also, I still kept way too many clothes than I should have. But, it’s a process, right?
I did, however, make enough room in the closet to move the treadmill in and create a little workout area that’s not out in the bedroom. That in itself was a huge victory!
For now, let’s continue with the progress I’m making with decluttering the kitchen. Just like cups, I have a problem keeping plastic containers. I’m not to the point where I keep Cool Whip tubs, but I could never pass up keeping a good Chinese take out container.
So, this is what our plastic cabinet looked like before. It’s a mix of plastic containers, lids, and mixing bowls — with nothing really kept with any rhyme or reason. That definitely needed to change.
Another problem was that the containers have spilled over into the cabinet next to it above where I keep all my tea making supplies.
So, like with the cups, I emptied both cabinets and started fresh. The first step was to toss any containers that had been heat damaged from the microwave.
Next, I took every container and put it with its corresponding lid. If it didn’t have a lid, it got tossed and any extra lids got tossed.
Then, I sorted them by shape and size. All the square/rectangular containers together and the round ones together. The mixing bowls were also consolidated and put together. I also put all the containers specially for taking lunches to work together. This made it much easier to see where I wanted everything to live in the new setup.
You can see from the picture that I added some new containers that I recently purchased to the top shelf. Those were being kept in the pantry, because I just didn’t have the space. I like having all my containers together, but this meant that I still ended up using this entire cabinet and the one next to it.
For this reason, I put all the containers with lids and the mixing bowls in one cabinet and the lunch specific containers in the other with my tea stuff. Oh yeah, I also decluttered my coffee mug collection and my tea stash.
Here’s the after on the first cabinet. Much better…
And, here’s the shelves where I’m keeping the lunch containers…
And, where my new tea stash setup…
Next, I’m moving on to the drawers and I’ve already started on the utensils. Did you know you could be emotionally attached to a spatula?
I do now. 🙂