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It’s Clean, Unless you Look Close!

Man, am I tired! This morning I put the timer on for one hour. During that hour I straightened up each room in our house. Our house now looks clean, unless you look close! If you look close, you will see cobwebs, dirty windows, dusty curtains, dusty furniture, and a mess inside most of our cabinets, dresser drawers, and closets. Over the next several weeks I intend to clean our house from top to bottom, one room at a time. I started in our kitchen.

Today I tackled one portion of our kitchen, the sink area. The sink area includes two cabinets above the sink, one cabinet below the sink and three drawers. I removed the contents and thoroughly cleaned the inside and outside of each cabinet and all three drawers. I returned the contents, neatly, to their respective cabinet or drawer. I didn’t think to take “before” photographs, but here are the “after” photographs.

Cabinet under sink

I’d like to find a better way to organize this cabinet; it keeps getting messed up! I wonder if dividing the left-hand side horizontally with a shelf would help?

I think a glass door on this cabinet would look nice.

There is a lot of unused space in this cabinet, especially on the bottom shelf. I might purchase a mug holder and plate and dinnerware organizers sometime in the future to make better use of the space in this cupboard.

The top drawer holds kitchen linens. I’m storing small copper jello molds in this drawer, too, until they are hung with other jello molds above the kitchen cabinets.

This is our snack drawer.

I am out of two snacks that we usually have on hand — Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars and Welch’s Fruit Snacks.

The bottom drawer holds mostly mixing and baking supplies.

I worked up quite a sweat cleaning the sink area of the kitchen, so I took a shower (my second shower of the day). After the shower I felt refreshed, so I decided to wipe down the picnic table and two end tables on our picnic pavilion and swept the floor. After cleaning the picnic pavilion, I breaded pork chops–our dinner for this evening. Then, I decided it was time to take a break. I was tired.

I was still resting when Bob came home from work. Bob rode the bicycle to work this morning. He telephoned at lunchtime to let me know that he was taking the long way home. Bob rode 3 miles to work this morning; he rode approximately 7 1/2 miles on his way home. Bob made it home around 4:00PM, much sooner than I expected. When Bob drives to work, he arrives home at 3:25PM. It took him a little more than 30 minutes longer to come home by bicycle.

I continued dinner preparations soon after Bob came home. I put potatoes and the pork chops in the oven and threw together a salad. The pork chops must have smelled good. Our friend, Bob B., stopped by to borrow our car to pick up his wife at work. Bob commented twice on the good smell. The pork chops DID smell good. The breading I prepared consisted of plain bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. By the way, Bob B., dinner tasted as good as it smelled!

2 Responses to “It’s Clean, Unless you Look Close!”

  1. Bob B

    Are there any left-overs of those wonderful smelling chops? Just kidding. Knowing Bob the way I do, I sure he was very hungry from all his physical doings for the day & polished them off. LOLOLOLOL


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