Clean home, clean living!
A little late to the party, but I have finally got myself sorted out and caught up on the challenges so far on a bowl full of lemons! yay!
Day 7 Pantry
I took everything out, gave the cupboards a good clean and put anything out of date in the bin (oops), I put everything that we are keeping back in some order, jars, tins boxes together, and the boys food stuff on one side. I couldn't reach the top shelf, too short!, (note to self: buy a step stool)
I'm kinda happy with it, but just reminds me how much easier kitchen organisation will be once the pantry is here!
Day 6 Dresser draws
This is something I hate doing, isn't there some stat somewhere about how we only use 10% of our wardrobe 90% of the time and 90% of our wardrobe 10% of the time! This is so true for me, I can never bring myself to throw things out, I just pile new on top of old. I'm sure one day I will fit into that lovely top I got from Gap about 6 years ago, and those pre twin pregnancy jeans will fit like a glove any day now ( I honestly cried when my bump grew to big for them).
Like a clutz I forgot to take my before pic, but I literately couldn't even close the draws, and now everything has its own draw. I also sorted out Spencer's and the boys dresser draws, I had no idea they had half the clothes they do!
Day 5 Under the kitchen sink
This is one I was actually dreading. Spiders live under the sink and I HATE SPIDERS, maybe hate is a bit strong, but I can't stand them, I have 'spidar' I just walk into a room and almost instantly I know if one is in the room, and I had a bad feeling about the cupboard under the sink. But like the big girl I am, I put on my rubber gloves and set to work!
I took everything out the cupboards, emptied all bottles with only a drop left in and recycled the empties, anything which shouldn't be in there was put in a more suitable place, and the whole thing swept and washed out.
Most things I put back are now in small storage boxes and in some kind of order, such as dish washing, everyday items, kitchen towels etc.
|Nice and clean|
Anything without a matching lid, or hadn't been used in forever either binned or put out for recycling, the cupboard was cleaned out and sponged down. Lids were put in one box, all other boxes were stacked inside each other, bowls and jugs placed inside each other and put back in a nicely organised way.
Nothing going to fall now!
All this will be coming out in a few weeks to go into the pantry, this is all good practise for keeping that clean and organised!
Day 2 Desktop
The only desk in our house belongs to Spencer, and I'm allowed no where near it, my laptop 'lives' anywhere where my boys can't reach it. Which changes on an almost daily basis! So I decided to clear the dresser counter, it has become a dumping ground for everything and anything, but as my printer 'lives' there it's at least computer related.
My craft items were put away with the other crafty bits and everything else put where it should be and that was about it, but seeing it all nice and tidy made me realise what a great piece of furniture it is and I shouldn't be hiding it under junk!
We had only cleared this out a few weeks ago so wasn't to bad, but I still managed to trow somethings out.
Although a mess there wasn't actually much in there that shouldn't have been.