Archive | May 21, 2013

Tuesday’s Mini Mission

Every Monday, Colleen at 365 Less Things gives ideas to declutter parts of our lives. Tuesday’s mission this week is kitchen utensils.

Being a joiner, I have jumped right in.

Today’s decluttered item = potato peeler. Only small, but bit by bit? No? We have three peelers, and only use one. So why keep the others? I’ll tell you why. In case the one we like breaks or goes missing or stops working. Then in that dire emergency, we’d have a spare to use. Of course, we’d go out to the shops to buy a replacement of the one we like. But that might take weeks. And how on earth would we cope in that time? (I know, I know. I cold do as my mother did and use a vegetable paring knife.)

So we keep spares just in case. The questions are: is it worth having our drawers cluttered; is it worth fighting through our collection of implements to find The One we want; is it worth having difficulty cleaning drawers because they have too much stuff in to wipe out?

No. Say that with more certainty. NO!

So out goes one peeler. (Whispering, keeping one for just in case. Baby steps, baby steps. It may go as I move further on my journey to organised living.)