Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January: The Kitchen Month

I have no idea what I will be doing with this blog long-term, but I do have a use for it for the first month of 2013.

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!
 



6 comments:

The Farmers Daughter said...

I'm doing something very similiar- good luck to you!

Alana in Canada said...

Thanks Lorijo!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I'm doing the same but with my whole hosue! Good luck and godspeed! :-) Today was one quarter of the garage.

Alana in Canada said...

Wow Lisa! You have so much energy!

onshore said...

Well this is a good use for blog. Way to go!

Alana in Canada said...

Thank you Leena!

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