Our home seems to be filling up with kitchen equipment. Fancy, wonderful, (but mostly bulky) kitchen equipment. Since last Christmas we have acquired;
We're super grateful for all of these things, but they come on top of all the usual kitchen things, like food and plates and pots and pans and implements - that sort of stuff. And of course all of things are essential to our lives, but the problem is, our home, especially the kitchen, was pretty small, and full, to start with – it hasn’t got any bigger and we don’t seem to have thrown much away, so we’re facing a bit of a storage crisis.
In the autumn, I enlisted my dad to put me some shelves up in the kitchen to clear some more space on the sides, and I have temporarily relocated all our books from the dining room to clear space on the shelving in there, but it’s all starting to look a bit cluttered, and I am not sure how to cope with it. A must do’s is to clear out and charity shop some of our old stuff, but I am not sure that’s going to be enough. And one of the plans for 2013 is to find a new house, with part of the criteria that we need to get a bigger kitchen (the other is a larger garden) but until then I need to sort our kitchen equipment situation. I have been scouring Pinterest and Apartment Therapy for ideas, but I think it’s going to have to be a hack job looking at my budget!
Have any of you got a small kitchen? How do you cope with a growing mound of stuff in it?