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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Kitchen edition


91 Day De-Clutter Challenge 

Mary is walking us through our homes, helping us to purge, purge, purge! We aren't doing any deep cleaning this time around, we're just going through and getting rid of the extras...

Do you feel stuck at your house? Is clutter causing you any stress? How free would you feel to have a clean and organized house right now? What would you do next?!

I'm also linking to Saturday Snapshot :-)

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This week's challenge goal was to go through the kitchen, pantry and dining room. Yikes!! I don't have an actual dining room, just an area with a table so that part was easy. The pantry? Nope, not even going to show you that. It is a walled off section in the garage that I can't even walk in right now. My son is able to reach for the stuff I need, if I know exactly where it is so I guess that's something.

I did go through one drawer. . . yeah, I know, one drawer is nothing compared to how fabulous some of the other posts are. I did clean out the fridge but I do that before trash day most weeks.

I started with this
After going through this drawer, I realized it would do better in a new location so switched it with this. . .
The towels are supposed to stack but there really isn't room for more than six or eight towels and I have way more than that.



Now, to "fix" this. It started with a new purchase. . .

Purple! :-) A spoon, slotted spoon, spatula and a spoonula. All heat resistant to 400°F and not metal (we still have some coated cookware). Then we found a (purple!) slotted turner and were able to get rid of the old one.

I cleared out the drawer and put everything in a box before going through stuff. I found FOUR cookie scoops. Two different sizes, one pair matched, they're the ones I kept.

 These are the things I got rid of (sorry for such a lousy photo!)
Several of these are still "good" but I have duplicates or don't like them. The potato masher is actually cracked, I don't know why it it stil...yes I do, it was hiding in the back of the drawer and I hardly ever saw it.

These are the things we're still thinking about, some I don't know what they do!


This is what the utensil drawer currently looks like, there are few things in the dishwasher.
and the new towel drawer




My kitchen and pantry have a LLOOOOONNNNG way to go but I'm happy with my progress, it feels really good so far. Next week we start on kid's room #1 and as I don't have little kids in the house I should be able to work on the dreaded office/black hole of a bedroom.  um, maybe it would be easier to stay in the kitchen for another week ;-)


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6 comments:

Suko said...

It looks better and it feels great to get stuff more organized. Best of luck! I am often starting little organizing projects of my own.

DoingDewey said...

I think the obvious takeaway from this post is that you need to make more cookies :-P

Louise said...

It's always great to get such jobs done.

Susan Lindquist said...

Hahaha! Come to my house please and I'll put you to work!

TexWisGirl said...

you may have guilted me into cleaning out my junk drawers. :)

Petrea Burchard said...

Little victories, my fire-breathing friend. They get us through.

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