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A Simple Way To Free Up Space In Your Dinnerware Cabinet

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Hi guys the weather today here in Wiltshire is currently 11 degrees with sunny spells bursting in and I'm not complaining! In fact I'm absolutely enjoying the rays of sunshine just peeking through the blinds and its giving me all the good vibes I need for hump day!

Now that I've had the joy of expressing how glad I am that its not freezing or foggy like its been over the last few evenings, I can now tell you about what todays journal entry really is about.

Let's talk about a simple way to free up some space in your kitchen drawers and cabinets. over the past few months, I've gotten quite a few messages about if and why my dinning table is always set and how I'm able to manage it and as the messages have been repeated, I've now added it to my mental FAQ'S and its inspired this post. So lets get to it.


Can we talk about how lovely it is to walk into your dining room seeing the table set beautifully with a vase of fresh flowers blooming. Its one of the things that gives me joy and I've consistently managed it this way more so that its now part of my routine. It’s one of the things where you have an image in your head and it almost never goes away. If I could pin three words to it, it'll be;

  • Inviting

  • Charming

  • Elegant


I love my tableware and I prefer buying the dinner sets that come in 12 - 16 pieces to keep everything uniform but there's only so much space in my cabinets to accommodate the sets without creating a clutter and so I thought if one set was permanently on the table, it would mean fewer plates in the cabinet and I can still achieve that aesthetically pleasing and organised look I was going for. I figure keeping them in storage could mean I'd probably forget I have them and maybe end up buying more thereby creating a clutter. Are you still with me?!


If you think about it, it does save the time we need to set the table at dinner time and it actually encourages the whole family to sit at the table. The dinning table is a beautiful way to spend some quality time with your family after a long day at work and so having a set table gets you closer to that feeling. When it’s time for dinner each person takes a plate from the table and serves themselves.

How to manage?

For hygiene reason, it’s important that you wash or wipe your plates and bowls clean right before you use it. Easy peasy!


I guess you could have these three points to take away from this post;

  • It could free up space in your cabinet if you have quite a few dinner sets.

  • Its inviting, which means your family can spend more time together at dinner time

  • If you have a thing for style, this will totally make you happy everyday.

  • You don't have to loose your voice trying to get help to set the table set at dinner time.

What do you think? Do let me know in the comments section. As always, till my next post, I'm sending you love and light.

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Dola xx

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