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. Dishcloths 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 hand towel, we use them for hand drying, dish drying and cleaning up spills.
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 and I love the natural look.
Below: is my "prep" sink, which is what it was meant as, but instead, we use it for our drink station.
On my shelves: 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls, 9 water glasses, and 2 scotch glasses.
Above the fridge, I have an old fruit crate screwed to the wall for a shelf, in it.
1. Kitchen Hutch:
1.5 Gallon Jars
2.5 Gallon Jars
Kombucha in Gallon Jars
Fruit in Bowl and Basket
3. Corner Cabinet:
Extra Corelle Plates for large family gatherings
Cookbooks in the drawer above it: Nourishing Traditions, Natural Cocktails and Simple Dinners
Stone 9" x 13" Baking Dishes
Ice Cream Maker
Stone Loaf Pans
Lids for My Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
5. Cutting Utensils:
Large Cutter Board
Small Cutting Board
6. Frying Pans
Small Cast Iron Skillet
Large Cast Iron Skillet
Large Stainless Steel Saute Pan
Pizza Stones/Cookie Sheets
Food Storage Containers
10. Pots and Pans
Two 2 1/2 quart sauce pans
One 5 quart soup pot
One 8 quart stock pot
11. Utensil Drawer
Stainless Steel Turner
Large Slotted Spoon
12. Flatware Drawer
Oneida Stainless Steel Flatware
6 Steak Knives
13. Utensil Drawer #2
Ice Cream Scoop
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