Simplify Your Dishes: End-of-Summer Cleanup Part 9
I have a small dining room. It seats 6 with the leaf in the table, but has only a small cabinet for linens and serving dish storage besides the table, chairs. I store my everyday dishes in the kitchen, along with the glasses and cutlery, right next to the pass-through to the dining room.
Even though I have only room for 6 at the table, I somehow have dishes, cutlery and glasses for twelve. I am going to live with this. When I have more guests than that, I serve a buffet in the dining room and we eat all over the place.
What I can’t live with is all the linens. When I first moved in here, I wanted to serve meals with cloth napkins, and reduce my use of paper products. I had almost nothing. I picked up a few things, people gave me beautiful things, and I inherited some heirlooms from my family.
For this room, I did the same as for my clothes:
- Does it fit my needs?
- Do I love it?
- Have I used it in the past year?
- Is it cracked, torn, stained or otherwise damaged?
This didn’t take long at all. It might be getting easier after three weeks.