We’re just leaving behind the holiday season which comes with all sorts of special baked treats. If you don’t bake, or you spend less time baking than you did years ago, it may be time to give away or toss some baking supplies.
If you didn’t bake this holiday season, did you bake last year? Was there a reason that you didn’t bake this year that makes you hesitate about getting rid of your muffin tins? Remember, you’re the one who considers how you use stuff and you’re the one who decides what you keep and what you release.
Along with muffin tins, cookie sheets, cake pans, pie plates, and more specialized items like springform pans, tart pans, and specialty-shaped pans; you may also have a hand mixer or stand mixer that doesn’t get used. What about the rolling pin? The paper cupcake liners? The decorative sprinkles and icings?
Again, set a timer for 15-minutes. If you don’t finish this task now, you can at another time. Don’t get bogged down cleaning all your kitchen cabinets. Look at your baking pans and ask, Do I use this or not? If you haven’t used baking pan in a year, then consider that you may be done with it.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.