Today we are talking about kitchen tools that blend, puree, and juice – which covers a variety of tools. Pull all of these items out of your kitchen cabinets and take a look over them. Remove redundant gear and consider what’s best for you in your tiny house. I chose to keep a small blender – the one and only appliance that made it into my tiny house. Consider what you’ll actually use on a weekly basis, and what alternatives there are in your community.
Alternatives to keeping the gear:
In some cases, visiting a great local shop that offers fresh juices may be more of a treat than keeping an expensive juicer that is a space and energy hog. In my case, instead of juicing each morning, I enjoy a 2 ounce glass of NingXia Red, a superfruit smoothie product that has more great high-nutrient foods in it than I have time to eat in a day – or even a few days – and certainly more than I’m willing to buy at the market and haul home and feed to the machine. Juicing gets expensive in a hurry! Not to mention the clean up because the juicing process is messy. All of that was just too much to bring into a tiny house, so instead of focusing on what I was losing by living tiny, I find an alternative that works great for me. These days I have simplified my life by buying NingXia Red on the Young Living auto-ship program which makes it crazy-easy. Therefore I no longer need a juicer. The benefits I have experienced include better focus, more stamina, and less cravings for salt and sugar which accidentally led to weight loss (score!!). NingXia Red has made such a difference for me that Xaver and I literally tell perfect strangers about it! lol! Lots of information (including purchase info) is available at this link.
All that to say that you may find creative alternatives to keeping big expensive gear in your kitchen that make it more palatable to part with big energy and space hog appliances. In this manner we remove the sacrificial quality of downsizing, keep our favorite items, and retain only the gear that serves our purpose in this season of our lives.
Are you enjoying the process of transforming your kitchen into a place of order and simplicity? I hope so. This is day 19 out of 22 so you are on the home stretch! Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it!
I’m Carmen Shenk, the Tiny House Foodie, reminding you that we can #LiveTiny #EmbraceSimplicity and still #EatWell. Thanks for watching, I really appreciate it!