Sometimes the thing that helps us feel the best, or at least a little bit more clearheaded, is just to clean out and reorganize. I cleaned out my spice drawer and used a chalkboard pen, instead of traditional chalk to label them. All alphabetized and ready to go. Feels a lot better!
It seems silly, but I think it’s very true. Especially as I go into a cooking and baking season it feels really good to have these two areas of my home organized. The other “spice/baking/cooking cabinet” got an overhaul too. Savory/cooking on the bottom, baking on the middle shelf, and oversized on the top. It’s the only cupboard in my kitchen that houses food – the other 3 cabinets (yes I only have four) house cooking supplies and dishes. One good thing about a small kitchen… you keep what you use, because you only have room for what you use.
One final thing.
I also picked up a book on tape about the Amish and their simple lifestyles, I referenced it in Day 17. It’s called “Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving.” I’m just a short ways in, but already I’m struck with the themes that are consistent with some of the things I have been learning through this 31 day challenge. I will share more as I get a bit further in.