1.28.2009

Clean Kitchen


Several hours of labor, broken up over two days has yielded a shiny (if not sparkly) kitchen. I moved everything (including the microwave) and cleaned places I haven't looked at in years, but there are two places that didn't get cleaned yet. I am putting off for another day: the fridge (another day's work) and the cabinet under the sink (which, I think, requires some industrial strength cleaner and a bunch of elbow grease).

ETA: Jen A was so impressed with the cleanliness she saw, she threatened to buy me something to accentuate it (via the juxtaposition of a foil). I can't even describe it, so just go look (here too). Thank goodness she restrained herself! [shudder!] I even LIKE bugs and I found it creepy.

11 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

You know, you could earn some extra money as a "spring cleaner."

I can even give you your first job!

What?

mattw said...

The best way to clean up the area under the sink might to no longer acknowledge that it exists, because if it doesn't exist it can't be dirty.

What?

Anne C. said...

Heh, Matt. That will be my strategy until I have the energy to tackle it. ;)

Janiece, I may just take you up on that. ;)

Random Michelle K said...

I take Matt's strategy. Because under the kitchen sink scares me.

belsum said...

I usually use the pretend-it's-not-there method, too. Because if I was going to be truthful about it, the under the sink area needs to be completely redone, thanks to a small flood when a hole got torn in the sink itself.

MWT said...

Hmm! If you're going to do Janiece's, want to come here and do mine too? :D

Mummy Grabill said...

Woooooow! Brian would be SO proud! It looks GREAT! Our house is only 1 1/2 old and we already use the 'non-existent' strategy with our under the sink cabinet. As long as I don't have to go further in than the trash can, I'm happy. :-)

brenda113 said...

Well, I love the ants on the mug and on the cup and saucer. I think I could easily freak out Margaret S. with 'em.
Also, pretending the under-sink thing is not there is extremely effective. I generally use the same strategy for the refrigerator until I know a visitor is coming who MAY open the refrigerator door, then I eyeball things and do a few swipes with a kitchen rag dipped on HOT water.

onewandering said...

LOL I think I might have to buy myself a spoon for my sugar jar, if for nothing else but to see other people freak out! :) *giggle*

(although, admittedly, SoMD is subject to crazy amounts of those little black sugar ants, and I must keep more than one can of Raid around here *shudder*)

As for the under-the-sink cabinet?! Go ahead, CLEAN IT! You'll feel better, and then after the fridge is clean you can have a potluck dinner party to show off! ;) [hostess keeps yummy leftovers and bottles of wine!]

Janiece Murphy said...

Anne, it does pay well, even if it is a complete waste of your considerable gifts.

Anne C. said...

Aww, you guys make me smile. I'm delighted to have such fun friends. :)

(No, I'm not drunk.)