18 September 2010

fall cleaning

glorious saturday weather inspired me not to go out, but to stay home and clean. streaming saturday morning radio and a whole pot of coffee helped me to tackle big areas that had been neglected for too long. it felt good to be productive, to see progress, and to be doing something non-work related. behold the messiest area of my house, a pantry area off the kitchen, now clean and organized. if i had that printer i talked about earlier this week, i'd frame this photo and put it center shelf to remind me to keep this area as orderly as it finally is now.

11 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

doesn't order have a beauty all its own?

i have thought the same as you, "if i only
took a photo of this, i could remember
where everything should be."

Nora said...

My cleaning lady decides where everything should go and she is always rearranging everything to look neat when I upset things.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Doesn't an organized area or house feel so good?! I love organizing!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I've been doing this, too, and it feels so good. I'm going away for a month and hate to come home to a mess.
x Jenny

Susan said...

Your pantry is looking very smart, well done!
The arrival of visitors is always my impetus to set things in order ... my bathroom cabinet is now a thing of beauty :D

Jill said...

I played streaming radio yesterday and painted. It must have been in the air...

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

I'm right there with you. I even posted about my closet organizing extravaganza on Friday. Great minds do think alike! :)

the girl said...

I love this. It's so.... you. It looks like it should be in Country Home.

Kate said...

Inspiring! I have some fall cleaning to do as well!

I linked this at Kate's Library as part of my Friday Five.

Have a great weekend!

Peta said...

It is strangely rewarding to cleanse your own space... this weekend we did the garden that was overgrown from Australia's wettest Winter in awhile and recently cleaned out the hall and bedroom cupboards. It's amazing what is hiding in there for no apparent reason and how much clutter we create. It's even more amazing how great it feels when you've finished and how clear the air is afterward.

chris said...

Kate:thank you again for the link!
Peta: you are so correct about the clutter! each time i reorganize a space, things that seemed so important to keep the last time seem less important this time. i have this old milk bottle i've tossed and recovered twice now.
all: two weeks later, i still love to look at this space. but what i really need to do is move on to the bathroom cabinet like susan did! thank you for comments!