Sunday, February 16, 2014

Minimizing for Dreams

The other night I asked Matt what dreams he had for his life.
He said play piano more, but then pointed out that he didn't have time to play much because there are always other things that need to be done in our house.

And he's right.
Without having a washer and dryer or a dishwasher, clothes and dishes are always needing to be washed in our home. There is usually garbage that Madeleine has picked out of the trash can,
and toys thrown around the house.

I felt bad that Matt's dream wasn't looking that achievable to him. There is no reason that he can't play piano for an hour a day, especially now that we have one in the house. So last night, I went through a put away most of our dishes. I didn't get rid of them, just hid them in cupboards that we don't use. I know Madeleine will break some of our dishes at one point or another, so this way we have replacements on hand instead of buying more.

This is our dish cupboard now.
We have 4 bowls of each size, and 4 plates of each size.
We also have 4 mugs and 4 cups.
That's it!

I'm hoping that will cut down on how long dishes take.
It's a common minimalist knowledge that when you clear away clutter, you make room for your dreams.

We aren't close to being minimalist, but I really love that thought.


  1. I did this same thing with our dishes cause they were just piling up. :)

    1. Great minds think alike. ;) By the way, Madeleine keeps trying to call you on my phone. So if you miss a call from's her. :D

  2. It means doing the dishes more often, but it takes less time to do them. I think that this was a great idea. I'm actually going through and doing some similar things, but I hadn't thought about the dishes. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. You'll have to tell me about the similar things, and I love that you are blogging again. :)

  3. I think this is altogether a great idea!

    1. Thanks! It's been helping a lot in the last 2 days. So I'm optimistic.