Being a minimalist with a large family (8 of us!), the question is often asked how that is possible. Honestly, when I look at my home, it doesn’t feel “minimalist”, but each person’s view of minimalism is different, and it should be different. We all have different lives and different priorities.
For our family, one of my biggest priority is to serve real food. So I have tools in the kitchen that help me achieve that and make my life easier.
On the sink: Foam Soap Dispenser, and I use this dish soap. I love these strainers in the sink. Organic dish cloths for handwashing and cleaning. Under the sink, I have this dishwasher detergent, garbage bags and rubber gloves. Hanging on the stove I always keep a bar mop cloth, we use them for hand drying, dish drying and cleaning up spills. Next to the stove I keep a quart jar of Celtic Sea Salt. On the open shelves I have pantry items that I use regularly: water kefir, fine sea salt, trace minerals, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, coconut flour, chocolate chips, almonds, pecans and walnuts.
One the fridge, I have my Yearly Decluttering Challenge Checklist and my current month Decluttering Chart. Open shelves make me happy! My husband made these for me out of pine and I love the natural look. After a few years, I think I might finish them, but for now, I’m enjoying them as they are. This is my “prep” sink, which is actually more of a kid work station. On my shelves: a tea kettle, stainless steel nesting bowls that I use for everything. 6 coffee cups, 6 stemless wine glasses, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls, 9 water glasses.
Above the fridge I have an old fruit crate screwed to the wall for a shelf, in it, a basket for my chocolate (yes, out of reach of all the littles!) and a colander.
Food Storage Containers
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