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Iheartorganizing’s Project Purge: Week 2: The Kitchen

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).


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.