As I have been unpacking my kitchen stuff, I've realized I have so many things that have gradually crept onto my shelves. Some things very useful, some things useful when we have company, and some things only useful a couple times a year. It is hard to get rid of things though. Sure, it's easy to get rid of the duplicates and things you never use or have something else that could serve the same purpose, but it is hard to get rid of everything else.
Considering my current kitchen is half the size (storage wise) as my old kitchen, I think I've done rather well. Not only have I managed to cut down on stuff and get it all in the kitchen, but I've got room for my food! I used to have a walk in pantry. No more. I had considered putting food on a nearby bookshelf but am thankful that isn't necessary.
I am sure I could have gotten rid of much, much more. We don't use our ice cream maker or our serving dishes very often but we do sometimes. Necessary? Absolutely not. But for now I'm keeping them.