I love January. After the winter celebrations are over with, life slows down a little. It’s too cold or wet outside to garden. Nights still get dark too early to enjoy the evenings outdoors. It is a wonderful month for quiet time. January is the customary month for setting new goals. How wonderful to be cozy and warm and plan ahead. Indoors it is a great time to declutter from the stuff that keeps us weighed down from change.
There is a fun little article to read at Care2: 12 Tips to Simplify Kitchen Life.
Before remodeling your kitchen, a good idea is to take stock of how much you have in the kitchen. Do you complain of not having enough counter, cupboard or drawer space? Get rid of duplicates. Hoarding leaves one with two sided guilt: guilt for being wasteful and guilt for not letting go. Ask yourself this question, is it outmoded? Is it no longer used? Give them away to charity or someone else who can use them. Clear, clean, and restage the way you use your kitchen. Make way for a New Year, maybe this is the year for a new kitchen.