Glad I did a lot of decluttering and rehomed lots of things before we moved house this week. Despite that half our kitchen equipment still doesn't fit in the new kitchen which although it looked large turns out has much more floor area but much less storage. I'm so glad that I had kept this Ikea Varde unit out in the shed from the previous time we moved 12 years ago as it is definitely needed again now. We still need to squeeze in another freestanding cupboard to actually put food somewhere. As we are renting here for now we can't add the extra wall cupboards that would be the obvious solution. Keeping all the reusable stuff that helps us reduce waste was easy when we had plenty of storage but I think we are going to need a more minimalist approach now. I rehomed all the small jars I used in the freezer before we moved but still have 2 boxes of kilner jars and storage jars, a large dehydrator and boxes of other stuff that will never fit. Work surface full with bread machine, food processor, sodastream etc. And nowhere to hang up apron, oven gloves, tea towels, shopping bags etc. Would love some tips on how to reduce what we really need for cooking and storage- the kitchen definitely made up most of our stuff.
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