I didn’t plan to do this, but look! Last night I was cleaning up the kitchen a little (super-inspired by Mr. RSS who was a dish-cleaning rock star). Excellent!
But when I went to put the cookbooks away I couldn’t get them all to fit and the shelf was a mess with about a 3 inch stack of misc. recipe printouts, receipts, and sales flyers sitting on top of the disheveled cookbooks.
Normally, I might have added the cookbooks on top of the stack of papers, or maybe just stack them on the island, or a stool or something.
But I was instantly inspired!
I said to myself, “No! Not this time! I will clean this ONE shelf and make everything fit or I will get rid of it!
It’s just too bad that I wasn’t inspired to grab my camera before I cleaned it up, because I love before and after pictures! Doesn’t everyone?
The best I could find to get a little “before” peek, is this one from Christmas, but you can’t see the impressive stack of papers on top of the cookbooks. But you can see 2 of my cute kids and some other messy stuff. 🙂
Then scroll back up and look at that beautiful shelf! Much better! I threw some things away (or recycled), filed (sort of) some recipes, one cookbook moved to Mr. RSS’s office, and one is ready to leave the house!
I do think I could get rid of a few more cookbooks, but I think this is very good for now. If they all fit on one shelf, I am happy!
Where do you keep your cookbooks? Do you have a bunch or just a few?