The KonMari Method Phase II: Kitchen Dilemma

Declutter Level: Not Fun

Nope. It's not as easy as I thought it would be. 

Decluttering the kitchen. We all have those moments when we ask why did I commit to such a ridiculous task? Okay, maybe I used a few expletives in the process. First of all, backstory. The kitchen has always been the worst room to pack during a move, at least for me. I always end up wanting to toss everything while packing, and live off paper plates and cups for the rest of our lives. Hey, that would eliminate dish washing, too! And so it goes with decluttering this beast. It. just. doesn't. end. It's the worst.

Example. It's a disaster. Why do we have so many water bottles, you ask? Because the hubs is a rock star cyclist.

Example. It's a disaster. Why do we have so many water bottles, you ask? Because the hubs is a rock star cyclist.

Let's cut to the chase. I didn't do as well going through this category. Why? Because I have a fantasy that one day I'll have time to be Julia Child and get around to working my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I actually borrowed that book from a neighbor, and haven't even opened it yet. Feel free to judge! Anyway, none of the stuff I own will probably help me with fancy cooking, so I have no reason to hold on to the extra lids in the cupboard that have no pot. You read that right. AWOL pots.

See, two pots need lids, and there are four lids. Two missing pots. And Penny (bottom left) joined the party to rub her nose all over my dishes and lick them. Must mean I need to wash them better?

See, two pots need lids, and there are four lids. Two missing pots. And Penny (bottom left) joined the party to rub her nose all over my dishes and lick them. Must mean I need to wash them better?

Solutions

I just had to step it up and recall my goals. Is digging through a cupboard with everything falling about going to help me have more free time to do other things? No. Actually, getting rid of some of this junk might give me more time to read Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Instead of wrangling pot lids back into the cupboard (while consequently smashing my fingers in the process), I could be basting and sipping an aperitif in a frilly apron and heels.

Wouldn't it be fun to dress this pretty every single day?! Yes, yoga pants totally go with these accessories. At least they do in my house.

Wouldn't it be fun to dress this pretty every single day?! Yes, yoga pants totally go with these accessories. At least they do in my house.

The Point

The point here is, if you wanna make that dream meal in a frilly apron and be sane doing it, you gotta get rid of some unnecessary pot lids, or ugly mugs, or that massive treasury of collectible wooden spoons that don't bring you joy anymore. Think about it! You could replace them with practical tools that will help you cook the dream meal, and you won't be under a pile of everything that fell on you out of the cupboards. And guess what. You'll get to cook it more than once, because you'll actually be able to function in your kitchen.

Okay, this pep talk I'm giving you is really firing me up. Are you with me? Are we gonna do this? Yeah. We are.

Thanks, friends, for stopping in this week. It's been a tougher one than usual, and by next week, I'll have some photos of my new, clutter free kitchen. Can't wait to see you then! Let me know in the comments how your decluttering is coming along. Or if your're feeling inspired to jump in, too!

xoCarole