sider how many people live in your home, how often you entertain, how often you run the dishwasher or wash the dishes. One or two extra plates isn’t an issue, but if you could go without washing a plate for a couple of weeks, it may be time to evaluate your needs.
You don’t need to go through all your dinnerware and serving pieces, we’ll do that on other days. For today’s 15-minute task, just look at your plates.
One sign of too many plates could be that you have them stored in multiple places. Don’t just peek into the cabinets. Bring all your plates – lunch, dinner, dessert – together on a table or counter so you can see what you have. And then, determine what you need.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.