I know, I know, that title is a bit much, but honestly, it’s true! And not just for this specific post but every “Purge” post I’ve written so far. Getting rid of items that are just taking up space is sooooo freeing. I have had many clients tell me “Wow! I feel so much lighter!” once a job is done and their clutter has been cut down. It really does affect us physically and mentally! Trust me!
So this week’s item is just as important to get rid of and I think most people will agree with me and most of those who do will probably need to follow this post’s suggestion. Plastic containers (ie tupperware) – lids without bottoms and bottoms without lids. Why on earth do we keep these in our kitchens? What’s the point? They’re just taking up space and if they can’t even be used… why hold on to them?
Take a couple minutes (okay maybe more like 15) and pull out all of your plastic containers and lids. Match each one together and if one doesn’t have a matching lid or bottom then toss it. Obviously you can recycle/reuse certain containers (which I’m okay with), I just don’t want to see them get thrown back in with the rest of the sets, continuing to make your life just a little more frustrating than it needs to be. Whenever I organize a kitchen this is one of the steps I take and no one has ever told me later “Gee, I really miss those things.” Those lids and containers are impossible to miss, especially when you need to store some food and don’t have to dig to find matches. All you’ll end up saying is “Why did I hang on to those all this time?!”