Hadn't used something in a while? The yard sale pile kept growing.
I wanted glass jars, but I realized that my Tupperware works for now. I'm still looking for narrow spice shelves that will fit between the pipes on the right.
Tanna identified some of my blind spots, like a sentimental bread box from our first kitchen.
As she pointed out, why let an empty picnic basket take up space?
I filled it with my emergency stash of plastic forks, paper plates, napkins. Other hospitality items, from foil pans to baskets, line the upper shelf.
We moved this bookcase from Elise's closet to the area Tanna suggested.
For now it holds cookbooks, plastic bags, and that restaurant size aluminum foil I bought at Sam's Club.
After clearing out the waste, the unused, and the excess, so much space remains!
It's time to get back to the pantry principle: stocking up on the items we regularly use when they go on sale. I can't wait to implement some of the creative ideas you shared in the comments, too.