Many of us imagine ourselves whipping up wonderful gourmet meals for the family night after night. If only we had the time to become that great chef we feel we could and should be! That's why we've kept all those barely used bread makers, exotic pots and pans, juicers, soufflé dishes, sprout makers, strange spices with stranger sounding names, and weird cookbooks we wishfully bought. Face it, if you haven't found the time yet, that's because you prefer investing it in other quality of life interests that are more important to you. Accept that fact and give away or donate all your Wolfgang Puck paraphernalia to someone who'll use it. Here's what you should look to toss:
We all inherit flatware, dishes, silverware or stemware that for emotional reasons, we want to hang on to even though we never use it. That's fine. But you won't be dishonoring any memories if you store those things away in a box in your attic or closet rather than keeping them front and center in cabinets where frequently used items belong.
Published on January 01, 2006