Busiest Moms in the World Clutter Challenge Day 9
A couple of weeks ago I had a major mommy melt down. My oldest son had unloaded the dishes from the dishwasher the night before. When I got up the next morning I decided to make some brownies for Little Guy as an after school treat.
When I opened the cabinet the get the brownie pan out the pans were all messy and jumbled up. They were not in there usual pots and pans spot but just thrown in amongst all the baking stuff. The pizza pan was not in it special slot and the casserole dishes were not stacked in their proper smallest to largest order.
And then the melt down began. Why can’t these people put the dishes away in the right spot!? Why is it they I have to put away everything and no one really helps around here? No one cares about my hard work organizing! I never get a break and this is what I have to deal with everyday! After throwing out a few choice sailor words I went and K-cupped my self a cup of coffee and sat down to get my angry momma-self together.
Here is what I realized after I had my cup of coffee.
- I had not had my first cup of coffee before I started my morning.
- It was wonderful that my son had put away the dishes without being prompted.
- I have 7 brownie pans. (8×8 pans)
- Apparently I am a baking pan casserole collecting crazy momma.
That morning is what prompted me to start a Clutter Busting journey. And that is why today our clutter busting mommy challenge is to hang out near the casseroles and baking tins and let go of the overflow, simplify and organize.
Let’s get started:
Grab your donation box, trash bag for broken or rusty items and you notebook.
*tip: If you have 10 cookie pans perhaps you could do with less. How many baking sheets can you fit in your oven. Is it worth taking up precious space or could we just start learning how to clean as we go or utilize parchment paper while making cookies and save space and clean-up time.
Now clutter bust the baking pans and casseroles, pie tins and pizza stones, mixing bowls and any other thing near by. Keep what you need, donate what you can, and trash the stuff that is unsafe. Then when you are finished organize what is left. I am hoping it will be easier. Our goal is to make it simple for our family to help put away items and retrieve items.