My journey to moderate minimalism

Halving it all: Dining room hutch

March 2, 2015

My ridiculously stuffed dining room hutch

Before picture of my ridiculously over stuffed and cluttered dining room hutch

I don’t know about you all, but I have entirely too much dinnerware. I pick up plates on clearance. I can’t resist cute serving bowls I  see at thrift stores and yard sales. From our wedding gifts to birthdays and Christmas, people gift me kitchen items all the time. The unfortunate truth is that most of it is covered in dust or only use once or twice a year. I’m tired of shuffling through it all. If it isn’t used regularly, a necessary tool, or bringing me joy, then it loses a spot in my home.

Without further ado, here is my first step in de-cluttering my home.
My no longer stuffed and horribly over-cluttered dining room hutch.

My no longer stuffed and horribly over-cluttered dining room hutch.

Cleaning out this hutch took me 15 minutes. That’s it! It’s amazing how satisfying it feels after cleaning out just one cabinet. Incredible! I can’t wait to de-clutter the rest of house! I got rid of: one bar set, 18 crystal glasses, 10 serving plates, four mugs, a cookie jar, a paper towel roll holder,  three decorative vases, a porcelain teacup, a pie plate, 6 Murano glass shot glasses, and a drink shaker.

If my sister and her fiance don’t want them, I plan on selling some of the Waterford crystal glasses and the Murano glass on e-bay. The bar set might be going to a friend. The rest of it will be finding new homes at the local thrift store from which I plan on saving a tax-deductible donation receipt.

Is there a cabinet or cupboard in your house that could use cleaning out?

I would love to see your before and after pictures!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kayla @ Shoeaholicnomore March 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Amazing job! I have a few dishes I should probably get rid of too. Thanks for the reminder :)

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