It is still very much a work in progress but I have made a massive dent in reducing things we no longer use. Here is a little peek at what I have done in there recently.
These 3 cupboards desperately needed organising;
So I set aside an hour of my time to do this. I decluttered and took an inventory of what food I have in there to make this;
Wow look at the difference! This is what I removed from the cupboard;
This crate contains our camping plates etc as well as old lunch bags we have not used since this school year began. Below are my Christmas serving plates I use every year to put out buffets etc on.
The camping gear and Christmassy bits get a lot of use, but it is seasonal. So instead of cluttering my kitchen cupboards with them I have decided to put them into the attic. There they are easily fetchable when required but I can use my cupboards in the kitchen better.
The lunchbags have nothing wrong with them, the children have just outgrown them, so they have been placed on the bootfair pile. As I have organised things I have been building up the pile to go and do a bootfair money raised will be used to fund our summer camping trip.
All that is left to organise in the kitchen is the clutter on the sides, the window ledge which I want to turn into a herb growing area and the shelf. Once complete I will be happy to finally decorate in there. I have the paint, I was gifted the curtains just got to get it done :-)
This is turning into a very long post- sorry! Wasn't intended to be.
This Week's Challenge: (from reduce footprints)
Ready for something new? Here you go ...
This week start an "Action" journal. List the Eco-tasks you'd like to accomplish this year. This can be done in an actual journal, a blog ... or even on a piece of paper. Get the whole family involved since we're often more inclined to follow through on a task if it was our idea in the first place. Put the list of actions somewhere accessible so that it can be referenced often. As actions are completed, mark them off (ah the sense of accomplishment).
I like the idea of this, give me some time to think I will have a list very soon (I do LOVE a list!)