One of the other things I want to do this year that I may not have listed is to clean out some of the things that seem to have traveled around with me for the last decade or so. I really want to purge the basement this year. I know there is stuff down there that needs to find a new home. However, right now I’m going to start small and I did the pantry and the tea cupboard.
First off the tea cupboard. I finally pulled out everything that has not been touched in a year or more and pitched it. I tried lots of tea over the years in the process of refining my tastes and finding things I like. Unfortunately with that type of adventure will come some casualties, so as unfortunate as it was, some had to go and I pitched the old stuff and the stuff I no longer have a taste for.
I have more cups for the lower shelf, I purged out the ones I didn’t like and the rest are just in the dishwasher getting a good wash as they were quite dusty. I wasn’t using them as they were too over crowded.
Next up was the pantry. Having a big pantry is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes things seem to be pushed in the back and start accumulating without me being fully aware. I just shove more in without thinking. I’m trying to be more conscious with wants going in and now I have a good grasp of what’s already in there.