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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Kitchen's All Sparkly...Thanks FlyLady!

We have about a foot of snow. It's 11 degrees and the Northeast Wind is biting cold. I need to take a break from taking a break! There's a marvelous site called FlyLady  http://flylady.net/  that I've been visiting. FlyLady helps you get your house (and life) in order.

We're planning a kitchen remodel in the near future, so I've gotten a little slack about cleaning it. But the FlyLady advises not to do a remodel until you de-clutter. Good advice, FlyLady!

So I spent my snow day sprucing up the kitchen.

I scrubbed the cupboards and counters.

Cleaned the canisters.

Organized the cookbooks. (I've decided to have a special shelf made just for cookbooks when we remodel.) I know you can go on line or get little computers for recipes, but I love my cookbooks! This stack is only of few in my collection.

The first goal FlyLady gives you is to shine the kitchen sink and to keep it that way. I've been shinin' the sink for a couple of weeks now.  A shiny sink makes you feel so good! This is a habit I'll keep. Not shining the sink is like not brushing your teeth!

The basket next to the coffee pot holds mail that I haven't dealt with. I'd rather not have it there, but it beats having junk lying around on the counters.

Good thing that ivy topiary is fake. I had enough dust on top of the fridge for cuttings to take root! Yuk!

My kitchen's sparkling clean. And even though it's old, it's pleasant.  Thanks for the inspiration, FlyLady!

(Yes, we're still going to remodel. I'll keep y'all posted!)



ellen b. said...

Oh you really did a wonderful job on your kitchen! Beautiful.

jojo said...

I love a fresh, sparkling kitchen. It makes the rest of the house seem less cluttered when the kitchen is clean. I must go and check out the flylady.

farmlady said...

This looks so nice. A clean house (or kitchen) always makes you feel better. Good habits make for a happier attitude.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your kitchen looks so pretty and organized!!

BECKY said...

Debora, I agree with the other comments! I've heard of Fly Lady but never checked it out. I REALLY need to, though! Your kitchen is just beautiful, by the way!

Anneliese said...

I love the picture of the red apron and I also like a shiny sink. A shiny sink makes me feel good. So glad someone understands.


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