When I sit and think about it, there are so many things in my life that I take for granted. And not just people or the ability to do certain things, but I’m talking about having clean running water, or having food in my fridge to provide for my family. Ya know, real necessities of living.
Recently, we had to get rid of an everyday appliance that was no longer working and I immediately thought – well, what the heck am I going to do now? I use this appliance for so much and NEED it. At the time we didn’t have the means to just run out and replace the appliance right away, and now I’m actually glad we didn’t. Why? Because it’s not really a necessity for us.
You’re probably wondering what the appliance was, right? It was our microwave. One night while using it, something sparked in the back and from that point on it would operate, but wouldn’t heat anything. No need to let it sit and collect dust, so we tossed it. The counter now looks completely different without the large heating box, but cleaner and less cluttered nonetheless. A microwave is an item that we pretty much use everyday. If you’re like me and have been without one for a while, find out what the best microwaves are for your home through a site like microwave reviews by GadgetReview will allow you to make a better decision for your new appliance.
But, oh my gosh, what was I going to do? How was I going to heat our morning oatmeal? How was I going to heat leftovers from the night before? How was I going to pop popcorn for family movie night? I didn’t know at the time, but I don’t need a microwave to do any of this.
My whole life I’ve had the privilege of owning a microwave and never had to do these things the “hard way.” But if you really want something, you’ll find a way to get it done.
For our morning oatmeal, I heat a pot of water on the stove and just add the hot water to our instant oatmeal. Or if I’m in a hurry I can use our Keurig for hot water (probably another appliance I could live without, but I’m not ready to give up my quick and easy coffee quite yet). To heat leftovers, I simply toss them in a frying pan with a little non-stick spray or some things I reheat in the oven. Popcorn? I can do that in a pot on the stove, too.
So now I’ve thought to myself, do we really need a microwave? Nope! Now, if the stove and oven stop working, that’s another story. I can’t do wood burning anything in our apartment, haha.
I took for granted having the microwave for so long. There’s no doubt it made certain tasks quicker and easier, but now I realize it’s not a necessity in our lives. And while it’s nice to have one, we aren’t looking to purchase a new microwave anytime soon.