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Objective: Donate/sell/give/gift twenty-two objects
Definition of “excuses”: Your reason for not doing the thing that you know you should do. Beware. If you hear an excuse coming out of your mouth, it usually means that you’re simply building a weak argument to protect yourself against the cognitive dissonance you feel. This is just to keep from having to improve yourself and stay in your current state. Beware the excuses!
Reason: Because MacGyver is cooler than Inspector Gadget. “Go, go gadget tripping hazard!”
Suggestion: This is a personal issue for me. I have a personal hatred of mismatched dishes. More specifically– any plasticy, out of place, hard to store in any way but a jumble in the cabinet dishes. I hate those things so much I somehow raised two boys in this culture using sippy cups for only a few months with each kid. And I never used any of the no spill kind with all those parts that don’t nestle within each other. Seriously. (It must seem totally impossible to some parents. I see that everyone appears to rely on sippy cups, sometimes even after the kid reaches school age.)
But guess what? Sippy cups are a fairly recent invention. The kind you carry around in your bag with you everywhere are even more recent. You don’t need them. You also don’t need plates with separators to keep the baby carrots from touching the chicken nuggets. (They’ll have to learn how to suffer through food touching at some point. Best to get it over with.) You also don’t need special Tupperware with separators to serve veggies/chips and dip in the center. You don’t need anything special to cook bacon/eggs/pasta/etc. in the microwave. Sure, it’s not wrong to actually have any of those things, but at what expense? Where do store that container that’s formed to fit deviled eggs? It certainly is bulky and doesn’t sit inside anything. Did you know you can use a regular dish for serving purposes or for cooking in the microwave?
So how ‘bout it? How many people are in your family? How often do you entertain guests? How about you decide how many people you will feed at once before you break out the paper plates. Now go KILL those kitchen cabinets! All that extra space will be SOOOO nice! You’ll be super fine with transporting those cupcakes on a plate with toothpicks in them to keep the plastic wrap from sticking to the frosting. Because that happens about twice a year and you will be free from the cabinet tangle for 24/7/365.