Between now and the end of the year I’ll be offering suggestions for ways to bring order to areas of your home where clutter may persist in returning.
The other day, my husband mentioned making waffles, but we don't have a waffle iron. Immediately, I was on Amazon, watching a video about a Belgian waffle maker similar to what you often find at hotel breakfast bars. (I adore these!)
I was showing the video to my husband when he said, "but how often do we eat waffles?" I responded that we'd eat more waffles if we had a good waffle maker. Being all reasonable, he asked if we needed to eat more waffles. (Um, yes...oh, I guess not.)
Chances are that I'd get annoyed by such a specialty appliance taking up space in my cabinet, but, sigh, waffles.
Go through your cabinets and reduce small appliances that don't get used or that serve a function also served by another appliance (say, toaster v. toaster oven). I know, they cost a lot of money and you plan to use the espresso maker or juicer someday - but, in the meantime, they take away your space and add to your stress every time you open your cabinets. Sell them locally, donate them, or give them to someone you know who's been talking about buying an air fryer.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.