Oh. My. Goodness. It's a great feeling to have things tidied up but I'm wearing myself out. :) I'm thinking of posting this sign in a few areas - think my husband would notice?
This morning while my sheets were being laundered I cleaned off the shelves above the washer and dryer. My laundry "room" is a closet in my kitchen so there are a few things on the shelves that aren't strictly laundry but are more for convenience - batteries, the apple corder and mandolin slicer...things like that. When I finished that I decided to scrub the fronts of some of my kitchen cabinets (the ones we open the most that get the dirtiest) with a paste made of one part oil and two parts baking soda. It takes some elbow grease but it gets those grimy places nice and clean. I put together two chicken and spaghetti casseroles at the same time - one for dinner and one for the freezer. I had boiled a whole chicken yesterday so I used the breasts for the casseroles and will use the rest in a chicken pot pie tomorrow. We will get at least four meals, maybe five from the two casseroles and three meals from the pot pie. That's a bargain for one chicken!
Then I tackled the medicine closet(s) in the hall - that was what was next on my list. I have one very tiny, very narrow closet where most of my first aid type things are kept. I had to enlist my husband's help, again, but of course that meant we had to clean out the shelf under his bathroom sink at the same time. I love it when that happens. :)
I use plastic bins which makes things so much easier to find. I rearranged a little, changed some labels and threw away outdated stuff. I also have one shelf in another closet that's more for medicine and vitamins.
More plastic bins, more labels, and the most often used vitamins left out on the shelf. This way I can tell at a glance which of those I need to stock up on.
And now my reward...a cup of herb tea and a little stitching before we go to church. I switched from a 6" round hoop to the qsnap hoop and I'm really liking it. You can still see the lines of the round hoop but those will iron out when I'm finished.
This is Summer (if you want the pattern check out Sew We Quilt - all the information is there). I changed the red to a rich pink on the swimsuit and umbrella to go with a fabric I've chosen for my Tammy Bag. Isn't it going to be beautiful? I think so!
Is anybody keeping up with my cleaning frenzy by doing your own? I'd sure love some company. :)