Decluttering

This one is not on the list and I can't believe I missed it. It should have been top of the list! One of the ideas I have gotten from other people's blogs that absolutely makes sense to me is the idea of decluttering the home. Getting rid of all the things that you lug around with you from house to house over years. I am the worst at saying "let's keep that, I'm sure one day we will use it".

So my mission yesterday was to start decluttering my home my kitchen. Here is the before shot of our pantry....




We had our wedding on our farm at the end of February and I haven't touched the pantry since that crazy weekend. Things were starting to pile up on the floor!

So after some organisation this was the end result....



It's amazing how much better this makes you feel! I went on to do the cupboard under the sink (which really needed it!) and the fridge. This really had a great impact on me. I looked around and felt a great sense of achievement. Something before my journey that I would never admit to but now am proud to say it.

I still have a lot of food that I have to get rid of before I can start on my new journey of eating REAL food. Like stocks and pasta and cans of tomatoes. But I will slowly get rid of those things and move onto making my own stock and pasta and growing my tomatoes. That is definitely something to look forward to.

Yesterday I put on a stew in the slow cooker and made pies for the State of Origin - a bit of a tradition in my family. That was followed up with a banana cake for dessert. Danny was very happy! In between all that I was finishing crocheting a pram blanket for my new neice. She lives in Canberra so I want to get it to her as soon as possible. Poor thing must be freezing!

Very much a slow easy day for me and I loved it!!! I really think I could get used to this....


2 comments:

The Old Dairy said...

Hello Maree Rose,
That is one great list you have there, I love every thing on it and I am looking forward to reading how you go about starting your simpler lifestyle.......I know what you mean about the sense of achievent as I cleaned out my pantry as well today....I kept going in and looking at it with a big sigh as it looked so good, the children think I have lost the plot though!!!!!! Don't worry about the pasta and tinned tom in your pantry this is called stock piling and you will use them....Good luck with your journey.
Mandy

Maree Rose said...

Thanks Mandy. I will think of it all as stock piling from now on. I am so happy to be sharing my journey with you and glad that you like my list. Any tips you have will be very very welcome.
Talk soon...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Decluttering

This one is not on the list and I can't believe I missed it. It should have been top of the list! One of the ideas I have gotten from other people's blogs that absolutely makes sense to me is the idea of decluttering the home. Getting rid of all the things that you lug around with you from house to house over years. I am the worst at saying "let's keep that, I'm sure one day we will use it".

So my mission yesterday was to start decluttering my home my kitchen. Here is the before shot of our pantry....




We had our wedding on our farm at the end of February and I haven't touched the pantry since that crazy weekend. Things were starting to pile up on the floor!

So after some organisation this was the end result....



It's amazing how much better this makes you feel! I went on to do the cupboard under the sink (which really needed it!) and the fridge. This really had a great impact on me. I looked around and felt a great sense of achievement. Something before my journey that I would never admit to but now am proud to say it.

I still have a lot of food that I have to get rid of before I can start on my new journey of eating REAL food. Like stocks and pasta and cans of tomatoes. But I will slowly get rid of those things and move onto making my own stock and pasta and growing my tomatoes. That is definitely something to look forward to.

Yesterday I put on a stew in the slow cooker and made pies for the State of Origin - a bit of a tradition in my family. That was followed up with a banana cake for dessert. Danny was very happy! In between all that I was finishing crocheting a pram blanket for my new neice. She lives in Canberra so I want to get it to her as soon as possible. Poor thing must be freezing!

Very much a slow easy day for me and I loved it!!! I really think I could get used to this....


2 comments:

The Old Dairy said...

Hello Maree Rose,
That is one great list you have there, I love every thing on it and I am looking forward to reading how you go about starting your simpler lifestyle.......I know what you mean about the sense of achievent as I cleaned out my pantry as well today....I kept going in and looking at it with a big sigh as it looked so good, the children think I have lost the plot though!!!!!! Don't worry about the pasta and tinned tom in your pantry this is called stock piling and you will use them....Good luck with your journey.
Mandy

Maree Rose said...

Thanks Mandy. I will think of it all as stock piling from now on. I am so happy to be sharing my journey with you and glad that you like my list. Any tips you have will be very very welcome.
Talk soon...