Round 10. Under the Sink Edit.

Today’s edit brings me joy. Toward the end of 2016 I started a honey do list of items around the house to tackle in 2017. My intention is to contribute to the household (and win me some brownie points with Kathleen). It is turning out to be super satisfying for me! I love knowing that there are tasks complete. Couple this with my reduction project and it is heavenly. Discarding is creating more space, to breathe, to live, to laugh, to be. This is good.

On the list, replace garbage disposal and check hot water heater. I asked my dad if he would help  me install a new disposal. I let him know I can order a new one from Amazon, just tell me when he is available. Yesterday, he called to tell me he will change it today and would pick up a new one for me.  He was waiting at our house when I came home from an appointment, we spent two hours changing the garbage disposal, climbing into the attic to adjust the water heater temp, and sitting on the couch talking about life, work, retirement and minimizing stress.

Part of changing the disposal is clearing out the space beneath the sink. After today, I know that I really  could use a few baskets for storing bottles, cleaners, etc., I have gold and pink spray paint, lots of sandpaper and a handful of Allen wrenches. I also discovered things to discard. Like an old glass olive oil dispenser that once housed oil [then dish soap, then oil again], random drain stoppers, mismatched items and more. I discarded a few items and a random plate that was living beneath the sink while assisting my dad. We also cleared out the old disposal unit and all the packaging and additional pieces.

Here’s a picture of our shiny new InSinkerator!

*Disclaimer: Kathleen said the bottle was hers, I think it was mine. Either way, it is was ours.






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