My kitchen isn’t small, but most of the time my workspace is. My decent-sized counter is usually completely cluttered at each end, leaving just a small amount of space between the stove and the sink. Somehow, in my mind this is justified. One side is for snacks, and the phone sits on the other side, so I guess it’s a message center. But it isn’t. It’s a pile.
Was a pile. The “message center” is the place I cleaned off yesterday in my 26 minutes of revelation. I’ve always thought of that space as a non-prep space because it is on the other side of the sink from the cooktop. But in the last 24 hours, I have used it to:
- make the kids’ lunches while my husband was at the stove making his eggs
- butter toast without having to move anything
- Pour the kids some milk for breakfast
Small things, but big to me.