Oh man, I've been in this Spring Cleaning thing quite heavy. I hope I'm not boring you. You know though I want to get it done before Spring even begins. When it's warm I want to go garage sailing and garden to my hearts content. I don't want to be stuck inside and wishing I had done this cleaning already.
Seems like I've been jumping around a bit during this cleaning I've went from sewing curtains to cleaning out the closets. I've also cleaned the medicine cabinet and organized my pots and pans. I've even sewn my kitchen curtains and hope to use the bird fabric to sew more projects in the kitchen later this week. I haven't been bored at all.
I wish I could get my house spring cleaning done in all one setting but sometimes all I have is little bits of time each day to clean and improve the home. I have to watch it though because sometimes those little things can be a bigger project. You know how that goes.
Yesterday, I started cleaning and organizing my pull out pantry. I was into the soup and vegetable can organizing and realized many cans were way out of date (I have my limits on dates). How did this happen? I'm pretty sure it was this thing called life..and death. Last year, there was the death of my last dearest sister that consumed me and I think quite frankly paralazed me some days. Oh, I stumbled through but grieving can be a slow process for sure. I think about her everyday and wish she was here to talk to. I always will. Thank God for my immediate loving family. They keep me going. You know though during that time, I think I just did the basics. I did the dishes, cooked dinner, made a garden, mopped and vacuumed the floors, and most important of all I played with the grandchildren.
So, with that being said I got busy with what I thought would be a easy job yesterday in the pantry. I have always had the soup cans all upright and we rummage around, picking them up one by one, trying to find what we need.
Trying to find the chicken noodle soup when we are sick was no fun.
In Michigan when you are sick you need the chicken noodle soup, crackers, and Vernors You cannot make it without these three things. Don't worry, I have made sure to pass this vital information down to the next generation.
Disorganization like this can also lead to excess and overspending because when you cannot find what you need you just assume you don't have it. Then you buy more, then the cans can get out of date. Then they get thrown away, are heavy to carry out to the trash, and fill up the landfills. Just sayin.
After trying different ways I decided to lay down the soup cans down flat so we could see what they were. No more picking up each can and hoping to find what we need eventually. It's a simple thing that will help to make life easier and save more money. We need more money.
I still have two more drawers to clean but they are basically organized thank goodness!
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