Cutting Kitchen Clutter

These are the only dishes I am allowed to use this week.

These are the only dishes I am allowed to use this week.

One of my largest stresses is coming home to a cluttered kitchen. I rush around in the morning and throw my dirty breakfast dishes in the sink, then prepare food later that evening and find myself too tired to clean up, and the cycle continues until there are literally no dishes left for me to use. I have a feeling most of you are nodding your heads in agreement.

So, the most recent challenge I’ve posed for myself is to cut out the stress I feel when I see a dirty kitchen. The cause of that is that I just have too many darn dishes. I’m one person for heaven’s sake.

So here is my challenge: use one of everything. Just one.

For a girl with over 20 coffee mugs to her name, this is absurd. But I’ve decided that I’m not going to allow clutter to stress me out anymore! In fact, I’ve decided to get rid of 9 coffee mugs. It’s not as many as I’d like to see go, but it’s a good start.

To help me with this, I’ve hidden most of my dishes in the pantry. Habits can be hard to change, which is why instead of forcing myself to clean every other day, I’m forcing myself to use only one set of dishes. It’s working out nicely so far.

What stresses you out? Take a look at the root of the issue, and see what you can do to change it.

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6 thoughts on “Cutting Kitchen Clutter

  1. Once you start it gets easier. I also have a bad habit of letting dishes pile up and found getting rid of a lot of them helped a ton. Same with excess kitchen gadgets. I’m in an apartment with a very tiny kitchen. I have finally got all the kitchen gadgets to fit into the kitchen

    • Yes! I haven’t started getting rid of kitchen stuff until just this week. It’s an easy place to gather clutter without knowing it

  2. I did this recently. 1 glass, big plate, small plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon, 2 coffee mugs. It’s funny how it forces you to wash your dish after you eat so that it will be ready for your next meal. πŸ™‚

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