I’ve been reading a book which has pretty much revolutionised my thinking about tidying at home (and also in my life but that’s a whole other story for another time ;-)) and it got me thinking that maybe there was a way that I could help you clear some of the clutter in your house without you having to do too much at once.
I would say though, that the book I’ve been reading ( ) is amazing and actually recommends doing everything at once rather than bit by bit and I can definitely see the logic in that. Unfortunately, between work, the kids and everything else I’m juggling at the moment I really don’t have the time to do things on such a big scale so I’m taking the things I’m learning from the book and doing it bit by bit.
Every week, on a Sunday morning, I’m going to share one of area of my house that I’ve cleared that week and tell you how I did it. If you have a similar area then you can spend a few minutes that week clearing out that and eventually you’ll be clutter free.
This week, is a super simple area but one which annoys me every time I go and make a cup of tea – our cup cupboard!
We seem to have accumulated a rather large number of cups over the years bu considering we have so many, I’d say that five or six are used regularly and the rest are only used when the others are dirty and when we have more than six people wanting a cuppa at once (which happens never).
So why do we have so many cups?
Your guess is as good as mine but today we’ve got them all out of the cupboard and got rid of all but 8 – more than enough for the four of us!
That means that six are out on the mug tree and there is now just two in the cupboard that used to be overflowing with them. The space at the back of the cupboard was wasted before but it now has our candy floss maker tucked in there so whenever we use it (rarely now the novelty has worn off) we can get to it easily enough without it being in the way on a daily basis!
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