I do not like to clean, but I like clean! God knew what He was talking about when He said create a house of order. Order IS freedom.
I mean look at this! (quickly the piles creepeth in)
UGH! (can you even see the cat rear end? Even she didn't appreciate having to tunnel in to the food bowl)
A VERY short time later: clean washer and dryer, behold the order!!
to the left of the washer is my broom holder hubby finally hung up for me (it has moved from house to house with us), now we have plans to put more white wire shelves here.
And move the broom holder here. I also have more hook racks and an ironing board holder to put up. Hopefully this will be done soon. It is so nice when things have a place.
So where did all the junk go? Here on the island and freezer (no picture of that-trust me, it was a mess). So, working just 15 minutes at a time I cleaned the kitchen of the junk (and other kitchen stuff). All the junk went to the shed (which I am pleased to report is orderly and I am able to put things RIGHT where they belong). (shown here is seed starts, and a bag of seed potatoes to cut up and dry for planting)
I was thinking of all the things I am thankful for, my washer and dryer, my washroom, my wallspace. My kitchen window (see the sun? Thanks Goodwill).
My kitchen aide mixer, the bounty of soda and water bottles I'm re-cycling to store water in.
My bullet, my bread box, that my plastic containers (which fit IN the cabinet at the last place we lived) which hold cereal and fit perfectly on the bread box.
The lidded plastic container for the grands food and such, an out of the way corner to keep it (on top of the fridge), the basket I found to hold food for the girls I babysit. The basket that holds hubby's koolaide, and my napkin holder, all out of the way and easy to get too.
My pot rack, the hooks I don't have up yet for the bounty of the pans and pots we have. That this empty wall space over the freezer is useful, and I have more space for other things in the cabinets. I am thankful for my salad spinner, that can hang on the pot rack, showes measures, and only cost $1.49:)
I am thankful for the pretty curtians that came with the house. I am thankful for these big windows making the house bright.
When my little kitchen is clean I smile! See my cute little kettle? $1.00 at Goodwill. I am thankful for Goodwill. Behold the order! Spottless-no, tidy-yes!!
for Blue Monday: product review: Pledge fabric sweeper-almost 5 BUCKS-works great! You roll it back and forth and the fuzzy rollers catch the pet hair and put it in the bin. It says it is disposible, but when I fill it I'm going to try emptying the catch bin. Depending on how long it lasts, it might be worth the price to me:)
This is for:
11th Heavens Homemaking Haven for Home Maker Monday
As for Me and My House for Making A Happy Home Monday