Day 11 – 30 Days to Love the Home You Have
Before we get too far down the road of sorting and organising the kitchen, if you haven’t looked at the Minimalist or Hoarder scale already, now might be a great moment to think about where you sit and would like to sit.
Let the sorting begin
Let me welcome back our friends the sorting boxes or bags.
The repair box is for things you love and use, but need a bit of love and care.
The move box is for things that you love, but don’t work where they are and want to try elsewhere or find an alternative use for. For me, these are usually things that tell a story, but could work better somewhere else or could be reincarnated into another use.
The store box these are things that you’re not quite sure about. Perhaps they’re sentimental but not very practical, you inherited them, bought them in a rush or don’t even know where they came from, as is sometimes the case for me. If you have the space to store them, then pop them in a box, date it and put it somewhere out of the way, so you can look at them in a year or two, usually by then you’ll have a clear understanding if the stuff belongs in your home.
If you can’t store the stuff, then I would recommend flipping a coin, with heads or tails to keep or let go for each item. While you’re waiting for the heads or tails to land, pay attention to what you’re hoping will show and there is your answer. If you’re really hoping the coin will tell you to keep it, then go with that. If you don’t really care, then you can probably find another home for it.
The bye-bye or rehome box these are things you really don’t like or can’t relate to and would like to sell or give away or are broken beyond repair.
Tomorrow we will be looking at storage tips and tricks.
See you then and enjoy!
PS Here is the 30 Days to Love the Home You Have schedule if you want to know what is coming up. Also, I would love to know what ends up in your ‘Repair’ boxes, as I am hoping to do some ‘How to repair’ posts, feel free to comment below or send me an email from the Contact page.