First of all: I love that song. It’s one of my possible karaoke songs. That’s right – picture that.
Second of all: I’m becoming my mother. (Every girl goes through this, right?) My mother’s in town right now – which means that it was a good chance to clean the house a little bit. I washed off the counters, did the dishes, cleaned the bathroom, did a load of laundry, vacuumed the floors, scrubbed the inside of the sink, cleaned the stove, cleaned the inside of the hood over the stove, reorganized the pantry, hemmed a curtain that needed to be shortened, and washed the walls. Yeahh…
However, it occurred to me at some point in this cleaning spree that everything in life is better when you blog about it, right? Right. So I remembered a post that I had seen over at HomeFries about reorganizing a hall closet and decided I would give it a go. There’s a weekly column by Tracy Benjamin “celebrating the neat freak in all of us”. And the girl is good – she’s organized a bar closet, a makeup drawer, her car, recipes, family get togethers, and more.
Here is a picture of what my pantry looked like before.
Then I took everything out of the pantry and organized it by type of food.
And then I put everything back in.
I ended up getting rid of some stuff that expired, learning that I have WAY too many boxes/bags of pasta open at the same time, and realizing that it’s about time that I put the recycling bin in a location where it doesn’t block the pantry door.
I’ve also already promised myself that I’m cleaning out my bedroom closet this spring for a massive spring cleaning – and I’m going to try really, really hard not to say to myself “but I might wear that again” if I haven’t worn it in the last 9 months. I’m probably going to need to invite somebody over to help me stick to this. We’ll see how this goes.
What’s your next house cleaning project?
Also. My poor roommate is going to come home and not be able to find anything. I would also like to clarify that my roommate is in Hawaii right now living the dream – soooo I’ll just have to give her the tour when she gets back.
PS. All of your extra tea is now in the tea basket. xo