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Initial post: Jun 6, 2012 11:30:26 AM PDT
Gail says:
I have a very, very small kitchen but have collected cooking gadgets and cookware for 44 years.....I know I need to let go ...but I just keep buying more..the thing is I use everything..we only eat out once a month and I cook from scratch..I love, love cooking and do I make a small space work?

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 8:48:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 4:11:18 AM PDT
Gail, if you ever find a solution to that issue please let me know!

When I downsized from a huge kitchen to a "compact" kitchen I did purge a lot of stuff from my kitchen - tons of plastic storage containers, and I sorted things out getting rid of items where I had another item that did just about the same job.
Got rid of the hand mixer and kept the stick blender and stand mixer, sorted though the myriad of spatulas and bowl scrapers,
and so on. Still ended up with too much but, hey, cooking a good meal requires "stuff", right?

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 11:09:29 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 11, 2012 8:35:23 AM PDT
GW™ says:
There is ALWAYS more you can do without.
I, for example, have been unable to toss a (probably very expensive) copper fondue set that belonged to hub's (deceased) first wife.
Wish I could sell it but instead I choose to ignore it year after year. I suppose it will STILL be in the cupboard, taking up valuable space, when I EXPIRE!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 2:35:25 PM PDT
Gail says:
So true..the answer might be to get rid of more I guess
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 2:37:48 PM PDT
Gail says:
You are right..I now have to push forward with this...get rid of stuff....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 2:44:55 PM PDT
MommaCat says:
You're better than I am if you can keep anything from the first wife. Her stuff would be gone. If the kids don't want it, donate it. P Fulton, if you have room for shelves, consider putting some of your things up there. Looks nice and you get to keep some stuff. Do you have an Ikea nearby? They have awesome storage ideas. I've upsized and downsized so many times that I can't tell you the stuff I've gotten rid of and am sick over, and replaced new and am thrilled that it's new. And some stuff I've never missed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 4:30:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 4:33:55 PM PDT
GW™ says:
Well Mom,
First wife died...... & for the 1st 7 years he WHINED every time I wanted to ditch her stuff.
I had to start sneaking the stuff out of the house & dropping it off at Goodwill in small batches.

It's just that I thought the copper was probably WORTH some dough.

2 years ago I had cupboards built in the garage with slide out shelves.
They are wonderful & I store my "not used very often" kitchen toys out there.
Not as great as having a big kitchen but still.....
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