November 30— cleared out the baking drawer where I keep extracts, sugars and sprinkles, etc. Threw away:
1 large package of plastic recipe protectors — destroyed by blue food coloring
1 nearly empty jar of blue past food coloring (aha!)
1 clean spam can with ends cut off — saved to use as cookie cutter
1 partial set each Mickey and Minnie mouse cake decorations
2 partial envelopes unflavored gelatin (I have gluten free baking recipes which call for a teaspoon of it)
Partial packages of vanilla pudding mix and strawberry jello mix
Full, outdated and hardened packages of lime and raspberry jello mix
1 plastic measuring tablespoon
Partial, old containers of red and green decorating sugars and Easter chick decors
1 container vintage silver dragees
1 small tin shaker
1 metal cake decorating tube
1 bottle raspberry flavoring for candy
Partial envelopes of vanilla powder and vanilla sugar
And, to the thrift store: 1 vintage plastic cake decorating tube
Gave away to friends: 1 nutcracker and 2 nut picks (they needed them and we had extra)
Placed with my gift wrappings: 1 ball of thick kitchen string (too thick for its intended use)
December 1 --
Next, we tackled the baking shelf in the pantry. Threw away:
1 outdated can peach pie filling (exp. 2012)
2 outdated cans coconut milk (exp. 2011, 2014)
1 partial package red candy melts
1 3-oz. jar lemon curd (exp. 2018)
1 tiny container baby prunes
1 nearly empty jar assorted sprinkles
Over the next couple days we went through more of the pantry shelves. And threw away:
an outdated can of ravioli
2 cans of outdated bean sprouts
2 cans outdated tomato paste
a bottle of outdated lemon juice
partial packages of outdated rice and pasta
I also threw away:
3 old calendars I had kept for crafting purposes
1 kitten-themed child's plastic sewing box from the 1960s (see illustration below)
1 hairbrush I've never liked -- had to use it in a pinch this week and remembered why I don't like it.
A pair of my husband's slippers -- he got a new pair and these have seen far better days.
|My kit was pink, sort of a marbleized look. Lid was clear.|
And also to the thrift store: a never-used ice pop maker, and a hardcover book.
Another box of things is headed for our cottage.
It's been a great week on the decluttering front!