Purging The Kitchen

I’ve been on a roll lately.  I’ve been checking tasks off my to-do list daily and being very productive!  I’m working up to the dreaded office, and I’ve decided that I’m completely ok if it doesn’t get done.  In the meantime I’ve been doing things here and there.  One of those things is cleaning out my junk cupboard and collecting items around the house for next years garage sale.

Yep, you read that right.  I’m already planning next years garage sale and as I go through the year I’m packing things away to sell next year.  I’m anticipating that whenever I do get through my office, that I will have quite a lot of things to sell.

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of the process.

These were the two cupboards before I started (iPhone pictures so not great quality but you get the idea).

Decluttering Kitchen   Decluttering Kitchen

In the top cupboard you’ll notice an abundance of coffee cups, wine glasses, water bottles and travel mugs.  We use maybe 5 of those coffee cups, two of those travel mugs, and a couple water bottles.  As for the wine glasses, we don’t drink at all and really only have them for guests and never use that many at one time.

The bottom cupboard is a bit of a catch all.  It has our serving platters, and anything I didn’t have a place for, including Ezekiel’s dishes and cutlery.  This cupboard was driving me insane.

Now here’s the after photos.

Decluttering Kitchen

Decluttering Kitchen

What a difference! We are starting Ezekiel on bottles in anticipation of me going back to work so I needed a place to store them and ended up with much more room than I thought! I may even move some things from my pantry into the bottom shelf, I haven’t decided yet.

Here’s the box of stuff I cleaned out ready for the garage sale.

Decluttering Kitchen

Not bad right?

Have you been organizing and decluttering this fall?

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