We are chatting about the tiny house craze, answering our 1st listener question and it is revealed that I DO have a soft spot in my heart for quilts after all!
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Why on earth do you still have that?
Spurred by “making quilt out of sentimental clothing” conversation Bethany and I had in episode 8, I pulled out a few beautiful quilts that had been given to me. I realized, I have an overabundance of quilts and it is time to say goodbye.
However, I can’t let go of the all the time and care that has gone in to making these quilts. As Bethany pointed out, the gift has already been given. What do you think, should I love it or lose it?
Resources for donations
Please share in the comments below if you have a favorite charity for baby items. In the podcast, we mentioned:
- Project Cuddle From their website, it looks like they mainly accept monetary donations and new baby toiletries and office supplies.
- Foster care is location dependent. Search in your local area for agencies who accept donations. The National Foster Care Directory Search can get you started however since the directory is not specifically for donations, a google search for organizations accepting donations might work just as well.
Burning Question- Could you live in a tiny house?
If you love seeing amazing storage solutions in tiny houses, you have to check out Anna White’s latest tiny house with multiple uses for most items. I am in awe!
We are so excited to get our first listener question through Facebook. (You can send us a direct message too if you’d like to keep it private.)
One of the best things I’ve done in my pantry is get an over-the-door shoe organizer to put small snacks in for the kids to grab. But I want to know…how many cans of soup/beans/tomatoes are acceptable? I feel like my pantry is over-stocked. If I just went through my pantry and ate what I had but didn’t replenish, how long should it take to go through all of my food?
Thanks for your question Tricia! We have 2 different ideas for you to try.
Option 1– Slowly eat through your pantry by committing to not buy anything new. Make it a game and see how long it will take.
Do a quick glance and start making a running list of meals for your week using items you already have in your pantry. See how many meals you can come up with. Extra point for more than 10! Add any other ingredient you will need to your grocery list for a complete meal.
Option 2– Take everything out
Sort into piles – keep, trash if it is expired, or donate to your local food bank
Start a list of possible meals based on what you already have in your pantry.
There are a large number of websites to help you plan meals based on ingredients you already have. A few of our favorites are:
We would also love to hear your tips to keep your pantry from become “stale.” Do you wait to go to the grocery until the very last minute or routinely go and buy the usual?
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