My Summer Project #9 was spurred on partly by this reoccurring conversation at the Holland home.
Me: Welcome to my home. May I get you something to drink?
Guest: Why, yes. Thank you.
Me: Would you prefer the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs Playoffs Commemoration cup or the giant Home of Throwed Rolls insulated mug for your cold beverage?
I admit my family and I are suckers for the old, $1.50 extra charge to get the souvenir cup thing at ball games and other events. That’s fine except for the fact that these cups are taking over my cabinets leaving little space for nice, real glasses without teeth marks or mascots.
I had two side cabinets full all the way to the back with our plastic cups.
Over time, my good glasses have chipped or cracked leaving more room for the plastic cup supply. I do like plastic cups, especially with kids in the house. I like the kind that don’t “sweat.” However, lately it has been getting a little out of control. I had been cramming and stacking cups to get them all in the cabinets.
Do you ever get so used to something that’s annoying and then one day you realize this is silly? Why am I putting up with this when I could easily make a change? Hence, Summer Project #9 in Attacking My House is, Plastic Souvenir Cup Purge. You can see all my previous projects here.
Emotions ran high when I told my husband and 15 year old son I was getting rid of a lot of our plastic cup supply. I asked them both to pick four of their favorites. They weren’t sure they could part with them, but they did it. I kept some matching outdoor cups.The rest were going to be donated. Good job, guys!
These all fit neatly into one side cabinet.
The other side cabinet was now empty.
I bought two new boxes of real glasses at Steinmart. Bargain brag follows. Each box was normally $40. Marked down to $30. Marked down to $9.95 plus %15 off coupon for a grand total of $8.46 for each box. That’s 32 new glasses for under $17!
These are going in my center cabinet.
I am not really sure what I will do with my empty, extra side cabinet. Maybe I’ll use it for special side/dessert plates? Still pondering.
Unloading cups from the dishwasher is no longer a cup stacking sport challenge. I’ll leave that to the professionals. Seriously, watch them here. 🙂
When it comes to our homes, what spaces are overstuffed unnecessarily? I think the kitchen can easily be one of those spaces. Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist really challenged Tracy and me in our thinking about living with less and the freedom that brings. Listen to both interviews, Owning Less and Living More and Clutterfree with Kids.
What area in your home could use a purge? Post a picture on our Facebook page or link your project below! Oh, and if you stop by my house I’ll offer you a cold drink in a real, adult glass. You’re welcome.
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