Pants before shoes was oft quoted by my sister when she was working on the 2010 Olympic Games. Pretty sure it was from her boss, so thanks T.G. for a great quote.
It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to happen one cupboard at a time. Like this:
How did I have six boxes of tea when all I drink is coffee?
Confession: these are cheater shelves. There is a dark recess to the left of them that you can tuck loads of stuff to forget about. I’ve done a bit of that here but we are really truly low on kitchen cupboards here.
Our condo was built in the early 90′s, I guess before people kept dry goods? There are very few cupboards in our pokey galley kitchen and they are very shallow. Luckily we don’t keep much in the way of boxed/packaged snacks and such. I like to tell people it is because we eat healthy fresh unprocessed foods. Which is true. But I also have no willpower around a box of cookies or crackers. To that end I can’t keep Oreos in the house or Stoned Wheat Thins because I will eat them all in a matter of days. I can’t even keep a bag of chocolate chips for baking in our shallow little cupboards or I’ll be mixing it in with raisins and almonds and eating homemade trail mix for every meal. Sigh. Yes, still working on my food obsessions along with our clutter.
One cupboard, corner or counter top at a time and I should be through the declutter phase by Christmas. Fingers crossed.