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I have often read the advice to the busy that one could declutter in minutes stolen from the day... and I finally tried it, for the first time. I was making dinner, and waiting for the salmon to grill, which takes about 20 minutes. I was putting away my tin of Greek Seasoning, when I noticed that I had another one, even bigger, hiding in the back of the spice shelf.
For reasons unknown to me, this was the tipping point. Even though I have thought "I really need to declutter the spices," almost every time I have opened the cabinet for the last umpteen years, this time I just did it.
I'm somewhat culinarilly-challenged, so I have only bought spices when a recipe calls for them. And apparently, I don't check before I put them on my shopping list, because I discovered:
It was a small thing, but very satisfying. And the best part was I got points from DH. I didn't even think he'd notice! But he actually uses spices, so I guess it made a difference. Now I'm inspired to tackle the two utensils drawers, that are stuffed with stuff I inherited from my Granpa eight years ago.
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