They just kept stacking them…
The pile of dishes never seemed to go away.
And one day I snapped.
All the times I told them to rinse their dish and showed them how to do it.
5 kids and one husband, and no idea how those dishes got clean. Must’ve been magic! (Big lol inserted here!)
Can you relate?
Let me tell you how I solved the problem!
I gave every last dish away. Yep. Every matching glass and beautiful dinner set.
Even the silverware.
I know people have a strong bond with their dishes sometimes, but it was more important to me to enjoy my family, not be frustrated with them every time I walked into the kitchen (family of seven, I was in there often.)
So what did we use for dishes?
I’m glad you asked.
After donating every dish I owned, I stopped by the Dollar Tree.
They have colored plastic dishes for…yep! A dollar!
I bought each person their own color of bowls, plates, cups, and silverware.
They kept them where they chose, in their room or in a cupboard.
When mealtime came you had to use your own color of dish.
If it wasn’t clean, you better wash it quick.
Even the toddler caught on, wiping her dish with a baby wipe (and a little help.)
This color method worked so well that I eventually extended it to towels as well.
There was never a pile of dishes in the sink again.
And when there was that random cup or plate, I knew who to call to get rid of it!
Everyone took a small chunk of responsibility (washing a plate is a very small responsibility) but it relieved a huge burden from my shoulders.
It helped me to see my kitchen in a whole new light.
It was a place I could go and feel pleasure.
I brought positive energy to my cooking, began experimenting with herbs, infusing certain herbs in my cooking so my family could reap the benefits.
I was able to intentionally change the atmosphere to the benefit of the entire family!
So can you!
You created space, now let’s bring in the magik!
- Place candles around the room
- remove fluorescent lighting
- Cook with specific herbs to influence a mood in your household (thyme for happiness and healing, cloves for protection and love)
- Use an all natural cleaner you designed intentionally – get your recipe here
- Charm your cooking pot – set an intention for your pot to hold (Health? Strength?). Place a white candle in it and burn it on the night of the new moon
- Draw a sigil on the handle of a wooden spoon
– Samantha Scarlett, The Intention Alchemist
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