How can we downsize and eliminate excess pots and pans and still have sufficient to prepare for your next large family gathering? Just like everything else we have been doing we need to tackle this project head on because you know exactly what you need to have for your family. Whatever the number is, that is what you should keep.
- Remove all (and I mean all) your pots and pans from every cabinet and storage area (even if it is in the basement or garage).
- Put them all on the kitchen counters, stove top, or kitchen table. Even set up a temporary table so you have plenty of room to display items; then set up a carton for donations, and have trash bags available for throwaways.
- Group the different pots and pans together. All the sauce pans (by size), frying, baking etc.
- Go down the line examine everything and asking the questions;
- When was the last time this pan was used and for what?
- Is it still good? How often will I use it? Should I donate or throw it away?
- If you are keeping the pan or pot, put it away in the cabinet.
If you do this for each and every pot and pan you own, it won’t take long and you will have downsized a good portion of your stock.
Remember a pot or pan you only use occasionally or only used once is taking up precious space in your kitchen cabinets.
It is time to move them out, let someone else enjoy them, or toss them if they have seen better days, and you will have consolidated everything down to one cabinet.