Friday, January 7, 2011

21 days to getting organized: Day Five

This is the challenge I've been waiting for, and I was so happy when I saw it posted at a bowl full of lemons! Im enjoying this organization challenge so much, I'm going to be sad when it ends. This is what I need everyday, someone telling me what I need to do next.

I have people fooled into thinking that my house is clean, and it really does seem that way, until you open a cabinet, drawer, or closet. Clutter on counter tops and tables drive me nuts. I'm more into getting rid of all that (into a cabinet, drawer, or closet), and cleaning the counters and floors than anything else.

And the cabinet under my sink if one of the worse places.

As if this isn't bad enough, the mess has spread into the next cabinet also...


Wow. I didn't realize it was that much CRAP!

Then the scrubbing started. Thank the good Lord for magic erasers.

I'm really loving this cabinet liner! It looks like bamboo. It's not the stick down kind, that stuff drives me nuts. It'll start to bubble and do crazy crap. I spent several days trying to get the contact paper out of these cabinets when we bought the house. They had put down white contact paper, and it had started to yellow, and bubble, and it had to GO! But this is great. And! It's machine washable! How awesome is that??

I really like those baskets, but I don't know if I can leave them in this cabinet where no one will really see them. I may do some moving around of baskets or something. And people, let's have a talk. We're coming up on the two year anniversary of when my husband caught my kitchen on fire (on that day, I will have a whole post just about that). Fire extinguishers are a must in a kitchen. I used my old dish rack for storage, because I know have one of these drying mats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, because I have something against having stuff all over the counter.

I love this thing. Machine washable. yay!

This was all that was left over that didn't go back in the cabinets. The wood glue will be going in the cabinet above the stove that has all my DIY project stuff in it (also needs to be organized.) So will that spray bottle. What's in it, you ask? Oh, paint thinner. What? You don't keep paint thinner in a spray bottle? I paint that often, it's just easier. And I'm a messy painter, no matter how hard I try, it always ends up on the floor. The ferret stuff... well, I guess I'm going to toss it. I don't know anyone with a ferret, and ours passed away a few months ago, I thought we might get a new one, but we got lucky with that one, it was psycho like most.

And then there's the bottle of Liquid Fire. That stuff right there scares the pee out of me. Why?

It burned my bathtub. The label was all "Hold away from you body! Hold it at arms length! With a steady hand, poor directly down the drain, if you get it on you, you will DIE." I don't have a steady hand. I really don't have a steady hand after reading the warning label on this bottle. I don't know what to do with this now. I don't want to use it ever again, but I can't just throw it away. Ugh.

Oh, and the other cabinet. The basket on bottom holds all the extras and seconds of things I had, one on top has candles and smell good stuff.

One more shot of this awesome baskets, and the cabinet liner.

It doesn't take much to make me happy!

(It's midnight. I'm not reading over this, I'm just hitting the publish button. Don't make too much fun over any typos or just plain stupid things I've said. I can't help it.)


Anonymous said...

Your cabinet looks great! I'm an anti-liner girl myself but that stuff looks really great.

OK, stupid question - what in the heck is liquid fire??

Sally said...

Way to go! Those baskets are great. The drying pad sounds very cool. I've never used one!

Jenna said...

Liquid fire is a drain cleaner/opener stuff. It's serious. Like, smoke coming out of the drain. And off of the bath tub where I spilled it and it burned the tub. So not being used again.

Heather said...

Wow that looks great!

I hate the regular liners too, and I've been looking for something just like you have! Where did you get them?

Jenna said...

Walmart! I've heard that Target has some really cute stuff too, but I live an hour away from a Target, so I had to settle for this :)

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