Day 9. Purge all unneeded kitchen items.

Look for duplicates that can be decluttered. Items that tend to accumulate are: coffee mugs, travel mugs, flatware, and larger cooking utensils. Try not to keep too many one-purpose items unless you get regular use out of them. For example, we got rid of our food processor and kept our blender – we just didn’t use the food processor enough to keep it. Or find appliances, bowls, and serving plates that can be used for several purposes.

There are several approaches to decluttering dishes. Some people might get rid of fancy dishes if they’re seldom used. Or you could keep them and use the nicer dishes on a daily basis. In my house we use plain white dishes for every day. I chose to get rid of many mis-matched coffee mugs and kept one nicer tea set to enjoy and gave away everything else.

New Year’s Resolution: Declutter Your Life

Every day in January, there will be a short post with one area to minimize and declutter. There will be tips and tricks, encouraging articles to read, and some advice on how to proceed. Each image and challenge will also be on the Simple Adventure facebook page. Or you can join the facebook group: Declutter You Life for encouragement throughout January. If you want a place to ask questions, share your triumphs, or post your decluttered area, then comment and join the conversation on that day’s post!

You can also sign up for the Simple Adventure Newsletter to receive updates every few weeks. I’ll send you my favourite articles since the last newsletter.

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