Ah, the years of our lives we waste turning keys in locks and opening (and closing) cabinet doors! Okay, the cabinet doors are a pet peeve of mine.
Have you ever given this any thought?
Locks and keys
We have locks and keys to protect things or ourselves. But what is Protection?
We must keep others from robbing us. Or we must keep someone from taking something from us.
Sit with the word, Protection.
That’s all about Boundaries. Control. Ownership.
Next time you waste a second of your life turning a key in a lock, getting a key out of a pocket or finding a lost key, think about this. Is not EVERYTHING, God’s?
Why do we need cabinet doors?
What are we hiding?
Do cabinet doors hide our mess?
I abhor these kinds of doors! They take time to clean, restore, paint, etc. And I want all the time back that I have wasted opening and closing them!
When we adopt mindful ways of living, we notice what is no longer needed. And to me, we no longer need cabinet doors!
Cabinet doors only exist because some cabinet maker wanted to be able to charge more money for his cabinets! Ha! Who needs them?
What the hell do cabinet doors protect?
Dust, mice, or insects still find their way into cabinets anyway, even with cabinet doors on them, so really, I think they are unnecessary.
Years ago, I changed my mind about the need to have cabinets at all! Ha!
In fact, in the second house we bought, we took down all the upper cabinets (in the kitchen) and replaced them with open wire, chrome shelves! It was sooo much easier to clean, and to put dishes away, and looked great!
Years later, we removed ALL the wood cabinet doors in our RV too! (We put them back on to sell it, but I always preferred to SEE what we stored in the cabinets and save ourselves the time and effort of opening and closing them.
What do you think?
Before with cabinet doors open:
Before with cabinet doors closed:
After we removed the cabinet doors:
Living room and kitchen:
I loved how this looked without cabinet doors, when we lived in it and I had all of my stoneware, crystal glasses, and food stuff arranged “just so.” (I’m still looking for those pictures and will post at some point. But thanks to my son taking these photos, I now have some to share!)
We leaded glass doors on the side cabinets above the TV were a factor in us buying this particular RV back in 2010. My mom had leaded glass doors on her custom wood cabinets in our home in West Virginia (WV) years ago, so they attracted me to this unit.
I have 5,000 pictures to go through on my laptop but soon, I believe I’ll find some pictures of what this looked like when I had my crystal glasses, Fenton, and so forth in these upper cabinets. Stay tuned! (Wink!)