#trashouttuesday / what it looks like to pull everything out of your kitchen cabinets at one time

I came home and started another #trashouttuesday project around 3pm today.

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Joy and Chloe started helping me pull EVERYTHING out of our kitchen cabinets and pantry. They look thrilled, don’t you think?

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I’m gonna be honest and tell you that I’ve never pulled everything out of our kitchen in 10 years of living here.

Until today.

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At around 4:30pm I had to work past the thoughts of how incredibly stupid this idea really was. I mean really. Who does this???

Someone that holds on to too much.
Someone that obviously was on a monthly Melaleuca order and had dish detergent as my monthly default. Don’t ask. (did you see all those dish detergents in the floor up there?????)

I feel our break down happened when I tried to incorporate as much of my grandmother’s stuff into our kitchen as possible 2 summers ago. We never recovered. Stuff got disorganized (who am I fooling, it’s never been organized).

Our cabinets have been busting at the seams and it hasn’t been pretty. At all.

I’ve been disappointed in myself as a wife and mom.

We’ve resorted to eating out or grabbing take out most days because I just couldn’t deal with the mess our kitchen has truly been for so long.

If you’ve ever found yourself crippled by your stuff, can I give you one piece of advice?

JUST DO IT – TAKE ALL YOUR STUFF OUT OF THE CABINETS.

Force yourself to see it all in one place.

Force yourself to weep at the things that others could be using.

And realize today is a good day to start.

And know that if you start at 3:30pm, you can absolutely finish by 9:30pm with this.

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I’m pretty sure there have only been 2 days in 10 years that our countertops have looked like this. #1 – the day we closed on this house. #2 – the day we had our kitchen painted and I had to move it all over to the island so the painter could do his thing.

Don’t fall out. If you’ve ever visited my house, this is REAL.

And I didn’t move it all to the island.

I’ve only left 3 appliances on the counter. I don’t know why. We don’t drink a lot of coffee. No one ever toasts anything. And who am I kidding with the mixer?????

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But anywho. They are there. For your enjoyment.

And then I left the little gold bowl because it is pretty and we actually use those things every now and then.

I only left our spoons, knives and cutting board around the stovetop.

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And this little owl is pretty lonely in the corner. He may go into depression from sudden loneliness.

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90% of our cabinets have been completely emptied and I moved everything around.

Even the cabinet under the sink. It was sooo bad. Remember the peanut butter jars I had there???

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Now it is all clean with my 47 bottles of detergent!!

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And here I present my glassware. Could I share that I have never ever bought a piece of glassware in my life??? Pretty much everyone that knows me decided we needed glassware for a wedding present. Why oh why did I keep it all??? Then Glennie the Great had a bunch and I added it to mine. Ridiculousness.

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Casseroles for dayyyyyyyyysss!!

There are a few cabinets that I’m still working on later tonight and tomorrow. The spices/cooking stuff. And the medicine. This should be easy. I’m sure those spices I had in college have probably expired…

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And then, well – there’s all the food.

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Brian said I wasn’t brave enough to show you this photo. Yep. This is what the other side of the kitchen looks like at 9:54pm.

The pantry is pretty empty.

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We’ve got a LONG way to go. I’ve got to do more purging. There’s no way we can use all this stuff. Today has been a good start. Here is the donate/sell pile.

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And goodness we had a lot of recyclables!

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Chloe had a great idea to combine a lot of our extra ziplock bags and get rid of all those big boxes! Fantastic idea!!

Good thing tomorrow is trash pick up day!!

Whew. I’m tired. Goodnight, y’all.

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In case you missed it – from the past week on the blog:

#makeovermonday / making room for my great grandparent’s side by side secretary desk

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#slowitdownSunday / trust and obey

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#shareitsaturday / how to freeze dance with Joy & Chloe

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#funfriday / summer calls for ice cream before dinner

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#thirstythursday / READ THIS {What the World Needs Now From the Christians}

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#1wordwednesday / appreciate SIMPLICITY {conversations around the dinner table}

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#trashouttuesday / crayons and cards and parties, OH MY!

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8 comments

  1. I am sooo proud of the progress you made in your house. I know this is a real struggle for you. I am sure that as you using your Glennie’s items in your kitchen and throughout your house that ALL of this is going to feel with it. And think of all the many people that I know you are blessing through this process. I love your kitchen!

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