Friday, December 10, 2010

Question Of the The Week- How Many Pots do you really need?

I am in the process of packing our home for a move to smaller place, we are downsizing in order to live in the city. We are excited but it means lots of changes for us moving from a larger home to a smaller one. We have to make do with less material things.

So, I am packing up the kitchen and I realize that I only use 2 pots every day, my turbo cookers which I have had for over 10 years.

So I reevaluated again, put some more for Goodwill, a few only used once and looked again.
Can I just exist with those two main pots? a pressure cooker? a large size pot for pasta( although the Pasta Boat works fine)  and a mid size for rice?  I had a Le Creuset pot which I never used, it will now go to a dear friend who will use it I am sure. Why was I keeping it? Because it was Le Creuset! Sorry no more of that.  Even my husband started defending the pots! He thought I was purging too much. But I am right, when one goes bad replace it but do not buy 2 more.

My turbo cookers( remember those from TV? ) can be used for any and everything you can think of except pasta and rice.

Downsizing may not be so bad after all. It is helping me to realize just how much "stuff" we have without realizing it. It is an ongoing process. Folks it can be done.
As a Home Stager I helped clients evaluate and purge clutter from their homes. The same rules apply to me and I am most certainly not perfect. But you should try to practice what you preach.

So How many Pots do you really need in those cupboards? Can you do it with just 5?
Take a look and let me know! I would love to hear from you!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hmm. 5. A big one for pasta, a frying pan, a sauce pan, a stew pot, and a griddle. I cook every night and those are the ones I use.

  2. A, I agree with you, once you have the formula who needs all of the clutter! Please comment again soon! Thank you for visiting the blog and Happy Holidays!


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