For me this is a good thing. I have a difficult time being surrounded with multiple items. I like my freedom in my environment. I like that there is room for people to visit and not have to compete for space. The owner of the company I worked for once told me all real estate needs to be used proficiently. He was right. My home is my real estate. I took this to heart and began uncluttering. I felt so much better and at peace in my home.
I began in the kitchen. I will say, though, that even to this day I see a kitchen item that catches my eye in the store and have to ask myself where would I put it. I (like most women I know) love kitchen items. What do I need in the kitchen? Here's a basic list to get you thinking.
1. Hand can opener
2. Rubber spatulas
4. Bread knife
5. Paring knife
6. Chef's knife
7. Large spoon for stirring food while it cooks
9. 12 inch fry pan
10.2 pots, one small, one larger
12.2 sets of stacking bowls
13.Glass storage containers
17.Water pitchers (A weakness of mine) 3 every day ones and 2 'fancy' ones
18.Measuring cups, 1 2 cup glass and a set of dry measures
20. Food processor
21 9x13 pan and carrier
24. Glass canister set for dry goods (on the counter)
25.Coffee pot (counter)
26.Butter dish (counter)
27.Salt and pepper (stove)
28.Kitchen Aid mixer (counter)
31.Drying dish pad
33. Food Saver
I'm sure I've forgotten a few small items, but the basics are listed. Very few small appliances that are not in daily use taking up real estate. That's something I take pride in. I try to keep my muscles strong by utilizing hand methods while in the kitchen. I keeps me young and strong.
There is one plaque that states: ' I'll have a caffe' mocha vodka valium latte to go please'.
Since I like to bake my dry goods are displayed on the counter. For me it makes life easier.