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Whole House Detox: Starting the Kitchen

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I’m finally decluttering and organizing my kitchen.  Click the images to see them up close and personal.

Give awaysI’ve only just begun, but look at what I’ve already gotten rid of from just two cabinets.  It’s clear what I have attachments to – lunch sacks (3) stainless steel coffee mugs (4), and glass and plastic food containers (infinite)!  I’m recycling, regifting, and adding this stuff to a pile for a possible garage sale this summer.  A friend of mine is cleaning out her basement in July – says it will change her life.  So I’m going to buddy up with her and clean mine out as well (oh the horrors).

My main goal with the Whole House Detox project is to clear out space.  Even if things are neat, unnecessary items take up space and, in my case, drain my energy.

Full kitchen cabinetCase in point.  Here’s an organized cabinet….with just too much stuff in it.  It’s going to look really different once I get finished with it!  That cabinet is going to feature my spices – they will be so easy to access.  Watch me!

I didn’t always know how to let go of perfectly good things.  My friend Brenda taught me.  I’ll share some of what I learned from her as we go along.

But for now, woohoo!  I love the empty spaces in my cabinets already.  Anybody want to join me?

 

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  1. Monica says:

    Looking forward to those tips on how to let go of perfectly good things that we really don’t need cluttering up our space!

  2. Cheryl Miller says:

    Hi Monica – will share them during one of the kitchen posts.

  3. Lynn says:

    I am looking forward to reading more. My Mom passed away in January and I am having such a hard time getting rid of her things. Clothing seemed to be the easiest at first but now the kitchen, clothing, everything is starting to close in on me! I’m frozen in my steps any suggestions?

  4. Hi Lynn – I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. I lost mine recently too. Going through our parents things can be really challenging, but I did it and it IS very possible. Can you get some help? Having help makes the process easier in so many ways, and less lonely. It would be worth hiring someone if you can’t get a friend to help. Handle the process the same way you’d eat an elephant – one bite at a time. Good luck and let me know how it’s going!

  5. Jaa says:

    Jennifer – i LOVE that you LOVE your little ones sooo much. I teeard up just reading that you were tearing up! You just stated perfectly what every mom who has babies that are growing up (too fast!) feels. Thank you for just being you. You made my heart squeeze a little today. I’m going to go hug my kids now





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