Considering the clutter in my cabinets it's really no big surprise that there are items in them that I swear I have never seen before. This cutting board, for instance, came as a complete surprise to me.
After sorting through about two cabinets I gave up and moved on to bigger and better things. Things such as cleaning up some of our empty mason jars.
I have a friend who has never owned a Mason jar. She actually seems to think they are some sort of impossible to find relic from somewhere around the Civil War era. This amazes me since I seem to have these things coming out of my ears. They are taking over my garage, my pantry, my life. I think they're multiplying when I close the door. I mean, it's ridiculous. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't set out to hoard Mason jars. Most of these came from Gran, or came with the house when we moved into hubby's great aunt's place, or they were snuck in bit by bit by my in-laws. I've never bought a single Mason jar in my life. They just seem to find me.
After spending a full day of sorting through clutter in the garage and kitchen cabinets, and not getting rid of anything, I got online and at the top of my blog roll was a post from Hossboss over at Hoof'n Barrel talking about a declutter challenge and encouraging others to join along. Divine providence? Perhaps. We may soon be seeing a new button on my sidebar.