I began with this mess. Funny how it sneaks up on you. You start with a nice, new set and end up with this mess.
This is what I have after taking everything out and putting back only what I want to keep.
I love these mugs that came with my Walmart dish set. I already drink wine out of them. I don't use wine glasses.
Because I didn't have many glasses that matched, I went to Walmart and bought these glasses for a whopping $8.00 (12 glasses in the set). Not bad, Walmart. In a couple weeks, I will go back and fork over another $8.00 for 1 more set. That way when a few break, I won't start working on another mis-matched set.
The utensil drawer. Yuck.
And afterward. You couldn't see these beautiful utensils buried underneath all that clutter, could you?
The plastic organizer is gone because once you take everything out, you will be surprised at how nasty it really looks when it's not lurking in the shadows.
Do you ever find yourself having a difficult time getting rid of things because you could use it, it was part of a set, someone gave it to you, blah, blah, blah? Well, here's my big tip for you: Pull it all out and then look at it. It all looks so much worse and is so much easier to get rid of when you are staring at the mess sitting on the counter in your face. Better yet, take a picture and then it looks even worse! Goodbye.
I'm going to admit to you that these are the things I still have a tough time with. Mugs with my little people. I know I'm not throwing the actual kid away, but I can't bear to part with them.
Any advice for me on this one?
Get rid of the nasty ones, keep a couple new ones?
Get rid of it all?
What would you do?