30-Day Organize-athon | Day 6: Freshen Up Your Crockery & Glassware

30-Day Organize-athon 06

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to freshen up your crockery and glassware.

Remember: take a deep breath and think clarity, freedom and order, as you go.

Day 6: Freshen Up Your Crockery & Glassware

Step 1: Get a garbage bag and line it with some newspaper.

Step 2: Quickly scan your crockery and glassware. Put into your bag any bowls, plates, cups, saucers, mugs or glasses that are:

  • Chipped
  • Stained
  • Mismatched
  • In poor condition
  • Ugly promotional items.

Step 3: Place your bag in the trash or empty it into the recycle bin as appropriate.

Step 4: If you need to replace any items, make a note on your shopping list.

Step 5: Do a quick tidy of your remaining crockery and glassware so that:

  • Similar things are together, and
  • Most commonly used items are most easily accessible.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Decide to abandon your ‘special occasion’ stash.

  1. If you have glasses, crockery or other items you only use for special occasions, consider abandoning this idea.
  2. If the items are too delicate or not your taste, perhaps you could donate them?
  3. If they’re nice and usable, perhaps you could integrate them with your everyday stuff and get pleasure out of them more regularly? You’ll also save yourself the trouble of packing them away after every use.

Now won’t meals be more pleasurable?

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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268 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 6: Freshen Up Your Crockery & Glassware

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  2. Tanya Watson says:

    This cupboard really needed a cleanout. It was starting to smell like cockroaches too – eww… Must be time to call the pestman!!

  3. Diane says:

    Shoes are tough! I had to be brutal to let them go… I like the idea of shopping for updated replacements, though! Thanks.

  4. Mary M says:

    I need to somehow Get organized enough to be able to blog the tasks I completed! Shame on me. This exercise took me longer than it should because within the next 6 months, I will be in a bigger house and so I wasn’t sure which things to let go, or wait to see how things fit in my new place. So I just got rid of junk, already had it arranged as suggested. Done!

  5. Rhonda says:

    This one wasn’t too bad. I like the idea of integrating the “special occasion” items into everyday-use. Will keep them from collecting dust in between uses!

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