I love my kitchen. It is the place in my home where I get excited about life. I love to try new recipe, or even to throw different ingredients together in hope that it tastes good.
Although I have stumbled across some gems, most attempts are duds. That hasn’t seemed to have deterred me from continue to try.
Being that this is the focus of a lot of my energy at home, there has been an accumulation of tools, cans and open condiment containers.
Not a lot of these things can be donated, but those things that I do get rid of that I am able to, will go to the food bank. Here are the highlights of my efforts:
- Empty the wine bottle that had 1/4 glass left and had been sitting out for two months.
- Pour out the flat pop that I never drank
- Check all my condiments for their best before dates and toss anything remotely close to their’s.
- Check my tea collection and lose any loose tea that has gone stale.
- Clear out my travel container shelf of anything that doesn’t have a matching mate
- Anything broken had to go
- Clear the counter space of anything that didn’t need to be there (empty cookie jar for example)
- Toss the dishrags that were falling apart
- Attempt to create a dessert based on some of the contents of my pantry
- go through my pantry and pull out anything that I know that I will not use to go to the food bank
Even after doing all of these things, there was not a huge difference in my kitchen. I will take it as a small win none the less and as a reassurance that everything I have were good choices and purchases.