But this week I discovered new and creative ways to declutter. This is one of my (not terribly) messy kitchen cabinets. Note the worcestershire sauce bottle on the left.
In spite of being 5' 4" I decided I could reach the cabinet above the stove without a step stool. Silly me. Instead of grabbing the worcestershire sauce bottle, I managed to knock it out of the cabinet.
Right on to my head.
After it bounced off my mildly surprised cranium, it did me a favor -- it broke one of my husband's dishes that was on the counter.
I've also managed to declutter a large number of ibuprofen tablets since. But I'm fine now :o)
Seeing as we own three sets of dishes (his, hers, and wedding china), this broken dish is a good thing. Not only do I hate his dishes (love you, sweetheart!), but we've kept two sets because we both have different, life-threatening food allergies and it helps us avoid cross-contamination. But we don't need 16 plates for each person. Four each will be plenty. I'm not sure I can afford to drop worcestershire sauce bottles on my head 24 more times though.
I've been on a streak this week as this is the third kitchen item that has been sacrificed to the gods of the silestone countertops. We also broke a wine glass and a cordial glass. We have sixty wine glasses/goblets/champagne glasses if you count our regular stuff and our wedding crystal. We overbought, so I'm not sorry these broke.
(And if you want to see my prior adventures injuring myself because I own too much stuff, check out my old blog. Which desperately needs updating, since I have a patio garden now!)
Items 89, 90, and 91: 1 plate, 1 cordial glass, 1 wine glass. All free or well-used, fortunately.