Simplified 365: The Kitchen - Day 20: Glassware

Simplified 365 - Day 20: Glassware

Glassware. What are we going to do with all the glassware?   And don’t even get me started on coffee mugs.  If you’re lucky enough to have a matching set or a purposefully mismatched one that you love, you can skip this chapter. Otherwise, let’s set the timer for 20 and pull all the glassware down onto a counter. 


Now it’s time to question the glassware and mugs. Are any of them:

  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Mismatched
  • Just plain ugly
  • Disliked
  • Unused

Maybe you have a complete set of glassware, but only love the tall water glasses, not the shorter juice glasses.  Time to let the shorter ones go.  

Maybe there are a few chipped glasses that are sentimental, consider keeping one or two as mementos, but put them with your other keepsakes, not with the glassware if you’re not actually using them. 

Another common thing is to have the matching mugs to your dish ware, but hate the mugs.  That’s fine. You’re not alone and I’m sure someone at Goodwill would love to take them home.  Donate them. 

If any other reason to not keep a glass comes to mind, just go with it.  Maybe it reminds you of a bad day, a person you’re not thrilled with.  Whatever. Just let them go. We only want to keep what we love and use. 

Once you’ve questioned every mug and piece of glassware you own, put the keepers back in your cabinet. 

Tomorrow, we apply these principals to pots and pans.  


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