I was a bit nervous to start in the kitchen, as I really didn’t think there was much in there that needed to go after all that tidying I did in January. Boy was I wrong!
Photo1: In 2009 I only had one apron, that black one from the café I worked at in college. It was ugly, so I acquired a few more in nicer colors, but soon realized a couple things: 1) lower half only aprons are silly & don’t help at all and 2) You can only wear one apron at a time, so why have a billion of them? (That last one was the kids art apron, which they never wear these days)
Photo 2: Spare bits of things we don’t use any more. Those glasses are from our wedding. They’ve never been touched again. One was broken immediately after this picture was taken.
Photo 3: These were all hanging on the walls of my kitchen. They don’t go together well and were just taking up what I like to call “eye space.” I took down one other picture, but it’s going in the “find another home in the house” pile rather than the “leaving the house” pile.
Not pictured: a pile of papers & shelf full of glass jars that got recycled and a coffee grinder that got tossed because it ceased to work (it should have gone to the recycling center, too, now that I think about it). Also I’m making up a box of only-for-parties items that can go live in the garage, so I can make better use of the space in the kitchen for things I actually do use a lot (like my muffin pans & cooling racks, which are always impossible to get to).