When I cleaned out the area under the kitchen sink, I discovered we have 11 bottles of window cleaner. Yes, that’s right…11. One was a large refill bottle of Windex. Ironically, just the other day Wayne asked me where the Windex was. There were products under the sink I didn’t know we had. I think Wayne doesn’t look to see what we have until after he buys something at the store and then we end up with several of the same items.
We have a couple of drawers of large spoons, can openers, ice cream scoops, etc. Wayne’s drawer had so much stuff in it that it couldn’t be opened. I pulled out numerous items and laid them on the counter. When he got home, I asked him what they were (I honestly didn’t know). One looked like a strange potato masher that you could rock back and forth in your hand. He said they weren’t his. Either he has no memory of buying those products or someone brought them over during a party and left them here. I’m not sure why we had products we don’t use or even know what they are.
I found my Vita Mix in the kitchen way in the back of a cabinet. I haven’t used it in years. It was $400 new. I plan to clean it up and list it on eBay. Used ones are going for over $200 on eBay. I’m donating a few coffee mugs, new dish towels, etc. And I threw away or recycled at least 100 items in the kitchen.
I found 3 cookie racks in different areas of the kitchen. I suspect that one may have been a wire desk inbox that Wayne used as a cookie rack. Needless to say, we now have one.
I found this quote in the book Sweeping Changes by Gary Thorpe. I think it’s fitting.
“Your home is an extension of yourself; therefore, when your home is in turmoil, your life is in turmoil. However, when you attend to your home, you begin to fell less hurried and more in tune with the world around you.”
I have to say that even though I’ve only completed 3 areas of my home so far this year, I am beginning to feel this way. It’s been a very productive month.
Next, I’m moving on to an area downstairs that is filled with items I bought to sell on eBay, Amazon or KSL. Most items I want to keep, but some haven’t sold and I need to figure out what to get rid of or sell in a different way (bulk, on KSL instead, etc.)