While decluttering in the kitchen recently I came across our fondue set. We purchased it for $6 at a yard sale six years ago and had never used it. Ever. It didn’t cost a fortune, so why were we holding onto it? I said to Graham that we needed to either use or donate it. I was sick of it taking up space for no reason. His response was to start doing fondue nights! We picked Sundays because it helps combat the Sunday Scaries.
We picked up our fondue supplies and prepped our little feast! Our fondue night picks:
- Peeps (We’ll use marshmallows after Easter season)
- Cinnamon (or regular) graham crackers
- Rice Krispies Treats
- Chocolate straws
My favorite was dipping the Rice Krispies Treats, but I also really enjoyed making s’mores out of a chocolate-dipped Peep and a graham cracker. YUM!
The point of this post is to share how decluttering has helped me think about what has a purpose or meaning in my home, as well as discover new traditions! Fondue night is now something I look forward to rather than dreading the conclusion of the weekend. The fondue set went from being a waste of space to a tool we use to make memories together and taste some delicious treats.
Have you discovered or rediscovered something you love through decluttering?
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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