This is going to be a very short post, I need sleep. ;-) This week I began watching my grandson while his dad is in school. This means I am woken each morning at 6:45 when my son carries a sleeping child into my home. Disrupting my sleep isn’t a good idea and I’m more of a night owl than an early riser so when little one wakes before 9 it’s not the most pleasant of moments.
I found myself considering the quote by William Morris “.”Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” this week. I have two items that are useful, just not to me at this time. The first is my juicer.
There was a time I did a lot of juicing, but it’s gotten too expensive to purchase enough organic produce to make this a daily routine. I’ve also found that I enjoy blended drinks more than juices which leaves the fiber and pulp and doesn’t add as much to the compost. As I cleaned out the one cabinet in my kitchen I stopped to try and remember the last time I used the juicer and could only come up with one instance in the last three years it was used. it’s time to pass this on to someone who will use it. I think I would have gotten rid of this sooner if it weren’t that this was given to me as a gift. When this leaves my home I will also be letting go of more plastic.
This soup tureen was also a gift. This was made by a local potter and when my ex saw I had bought a couple plates and bowls from him decided to add to my “collection”. This was impractical for me as when I make soups I prefer to do so in the slow cooker where I can maintain the temperature during the meal for seconds. I’ve tried everything to make this work in my home. First, I used it to store tea bags but this is huge to have on the counter for something that can be stored in a much smaller way. After that I used this as a planter. The last plants to be grown in here were radishes and that was a total failure. Did the pottery get too hot? I don’t know but after starting to sprout they died off. Yes, this is beautiful but it is not useful nor practical for me. It too must go.
I tried to use the lid as well and even had it hanging on the wall as art, but it looked out of place so it was stuck in a cabinet where it wouldn’t be broken.
“Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it,
it’s clutter, and it needs to go.”