One of my goals for NaBloPoMo is to share with you how I am de-cluttering my life and my house. This is a large task and I am always chipping away at the clutter little by little. I feel like clutter is taking over my life, especially in my house. A few months ago I enlisted Guru Grandma aka MacGyver, aka my mom to help me tackle the master bedroom. She is amazing at clearing out the junk and making a room look open and fresh. We did the master bedroom in one long day. It was too embarrassing to even take before photos but for this challenge I promise I will do it, no matter how bad it is.
If anyone is interested in joining me please post a link to your photos in the comments or just share your experiences. I must admit it always helps to see friends too have piles of clutter.
Take a few moments this week to think about these simple, yet powerful words. What a difference they can make.
As I was tackling the mound of dishes in our kitchen I started to think about how much time I spend on my day off trying to keep up with cleaning the kitchen. I sometimes do three loads of dishes and still have some left. I know I really shouldn’t complain because we have a dishwasher but the volume of dishes is overwhelming. We have such little counter space that the piling becomes ridiculous. My husband has a habit of stacking plates on our flat top stove and I know one day something bad will happen. Avalanche or fire I am not interested in damage control.
Here I declare that I will use the same plate, the same bowl, the same drinking glass, the same tea-cup, and the same utensils for the next few weeks. Let’s see if I can tame the mountains of dishes in our kitchen.
This Wednesday I am hosting a frugal living party. I will feature bloggers talking about simplicity and frugal living.
What do you think about living a simpler lifestyle?
I starting counting my dishes. For 2 adults we have 12 dinner pates, 24 bowls, 30 forks, and 18 drinking glasses. Eek. That is just too much for 2 people. I would like to try to use the same plate, bowl, glass, and fork/spoon/knife for a few weeks and see how much it cuts down on the great kitchen pileup. My husband and I both work really long days so our days off are for catching up. We both let things, like the kitchen, go until we have a day off to get it back together. Anyone else willing to take the One Plate Challenge along with me? Let me know in the comments. Good luck and welcome to the party 🙂
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