I can’t believe we are already into week 3 of the Cleaning Challenge, and this weeks area was the “Kitchen Island.” I have really enjoyed getting things accomplished without dreading doing the whole space. Breaking it into 30 minute intervals was doable and I actually looked forward to diving in.
One smart thing I had the builders do when making the cupboards was to have all drawers. I can’t believe how much they hold and it’s so easy to get at things, I would never have them any other way if I had a choice. Mine are deep and very sturdy, with self closing mechanisms. Here’s a little secret…. I have 3 junk drawers, I know it seems like a lot but they are all organized and tidy and I just can’t do without them. Maybe after the kids move out I can consolidate it down to one, but for now 3 it will be.
All my drawers and shelves have liners on them so while I was cleaning I took them out, gave the a good washing and vacuumed the inside of the drawers. The worst drawer was where we keep the cereal, the kids seem to spill more in the drawer than their bowl. I also sorted through the items in my napkin and tablecloth drawer, I found several I don’t use any more and decided to take them to the hospice resale shop.
Remember last week when I was complaining my dish cloths were getting dingy and I would need to purchase new? Well, I didn’t even have to leave my house I found about 20 new dish towels and cloths in my linen drawer. I guess it pays to clean and sort things from time to time. This made me happy, they are all colors that work in my kitchen and I didn’t have to spend more money.
There’s still time to jump on board with the “Cleaning Challenge” or you can start in next month when we will be moving to the laundry area. If you missed the previous weeks you can see them here: Week 1 Cleaning Challenge, Week 2 Cleaning Challenge.
Now tell me what area of your home you are working on cleaning? For me it’s motivation to hear how others are organizing, purging, and getting they spaces neat and tidy. Does it have that effect on anyone else? Don’t forget next week we will be working on the Kitchen Window, Sink, and Light Fixtures.