My kitchen progress is slow due to some work related issues. I did manage to get rid of about 25 place settings of dishes this week, though. I was very happy with that. I have six place settings-dinner plate, lunch plate, saucer, large bowl, dessert bowl-left. That is more than enough for one person. I haven’t missed the extras… except when I first realized I’d just given away my “starter set”-the first dishes I had when I first graduated college. That was a slightly emotional moment. Someone came and bought them all, though, and I wasn’t going to pass up the money. Especially not when I would have almost paid someone to take them!
Next is the pots and pans. Again, I have more than enough. I need to list them on Craigslist like I did the dishes. I’m not sure anyone would buy them, but I hope they would. I do use my pots and pans more than my dishes though, so I’ll have to think about that one for a little while.
Last Monday, I saw a set of Corning Ware that matches my Corelle better than the ones I had. I had a larger set, and this was smaller, so I offered to trade the people who were giving them away. They gladly agreed, so I got a newer, nearly unused set, and they got a larger, more used set. We were all happy, I think. In getting my set out, I realized two things:
1) I hadn’t used my Corning Wear in a VERY long time. They were covered in dust so thick I could write in it.
2) I had more than I thought. This Christmas I looked into getting a set of glass storage bowls in smaller sizes. I didn’t realize I had smaller Corning Wear bowls already in the cabinet. So I kept those when I gave the large set away. And once I’d thought about it, I did kind of remember buying them somewhere…
So the Corning Ware stays. I suspect the Teflon pans will almost all go–supposedly just like everything else, they can be hazardous to your health. So maybe I’ll keep a couple pieces and sell the rest. I’m not sure yet. What I NEED to do is box it all and see what I really remember and need if I can’t see it anymore. I suspect there wouldn’t be much in that box worth going to the basement for…