They say that money makes the world go round and in the world of housewifing it is no different. One of the first things I would look at buying today if I had a little extra cash would be storage. If I had lots of extra cash I would buy an extension to my house and if I had even more money then I would probably go ahead and buy a bigger house. It is fair to say that we own a lot of stuff, and without the right amount of space this stuff is equivalent to mess.

Fact: My kitchen cupboards would look so much more beautiful if they weren’t ram packed.

I have about 3 cupboards in my kitchen which look beautiful inside and that I am really proud of. If you need a glass of water, please feel free to open my cupboard with the drinking glasses in. Lush. But if you need a fork, please don’t open my cutlery draw, just ask and I’ll fetch it for you. Too much stuff + not enough space = mess.

One cupboard in my kitchen contains mismatched plates. I am just about ready to get rid of these. To replace these I want to find a set of beautiful perfect plates. To buy these beautiful and perfect plates I am going to need some money. I have placed ‘beautiful and perfect plates’ on my ‘to buy’ list. I have a lot of things on my ‘to buy’ list. The plates have been on my ‘to buy’ list for a few months now. They will be on my ‘to buy’ list for a long time. I have three children, so I am not sure when or if these plates will ever make it to the top of the list. Two birthdays have just passed and next up is a residential school trip requiring lots of new purchases. I shall review ‘to buy’ list after the residential trip, but at the moment it is not looking good.

Sometimes you just have to make the most of what you have.

So dinner, for tonight, shall be served on mismatched plates.