We have a problem in our kitchen. Basically, we’re running out of room. The reason is no doubt because I have a love for anything that has to do with cooking and eating.
Like many people, we have two sets of dinnerware – one for everyday and one for special. They aren’t fancy or expensive, just different sets.
As I was shuffling around the plates and bowls in my overcrowded cabinet today, I realized that I like one set of dishes and the other set was just, well, to use.
All of a sudden I realized how foolish I was being to use dishes that I didn’t care about when I had nice dishes that I really like. I had the notion a lot of people have that we mustn’t use our “good” dishes for just any meal. That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me anymore.
We work hard making nice meals for our family, don’t we? So why choose to serve those meals on anything less than your favorite dishes? And why crowd our kitchen with extra plates, bowls, cups, and glasses when we have what we need without all the duplicates.
So, I boxed up an entire set of dishes and some odd glassware, along with serving pieces that I have yet to use, and they’re ready for the donation bin. My cabinet is clean and organized. It looks nice and feels better now that just one set of dishes is there – the set we like.
Tonight when we sit down to dinner, the table will be set with our nice dishes. Now, won’t that be pleasant.
What I suggest is that you take a minute and look in your cupboards. Are there stacks of dishes and other assorted dinnerware and cookware that rarely if ever see the light of day?
p.s. Once you start to organize your kitchen, you may not want to stop… it feels that good! Find even more Spring Cleaning Tips For Mom and start your cleaning mission today.