In January, I am going to use it to report on my decluttering and cleaning efforts in my kitchen. I am using the missions at Home Storage Solutions to help organize my efforts. Here's the schedule:
Week One: Clean and declutter counters, carts, open shelves and sink.
Week Two: Clean and declutter cabinets, both upper and lower
Week Three: Clean and declutter food storage and pantry
Week Four: Defrost upright freezer.
Week Five: Declutter Recipe books
As well, I want to add two new daily habits:
1) Do the dishes at least twice a day--after breakfast and after dinner. (Remember, I don't have a dishwasher.) I have tried to do this before and it really helps keep the kitchen manageable.
2) Clean as I cook. With only one sink, I am not sure if it's doable, but I'll try.
I plan to report every Thursday (at least) in order to link up to The William Morris Project at Pancakes and French Fries. (Hopefully, there will be one in 2013!)
Today, I spent two hours tidying and scrubbing and washing and drying to get to a base-line to start from.
The table before:
Believe me, the rest of the kitchen was just as bad. But not anymore.
Let the challenge begin!