How could I have let this happen?
Sippy cups hanging out with parchment paper?
It was mayhem people, and I needed help!
Tea towels and dish cloths were always trying to make a jump for it.
And our own little pharmacy just kept growing and growing.
But I didn't know what?
and made a call for help... sort of.
If you too want to have a Clean Sweep done to your kitchen but you're not sure how to arrange it?
Here are a few tips:
First: Look around, check out all of your friends kitchens.
When you find one that has labels in all of the cupboards
stating what is supposed to be placed there, you have found your woman!
Next: Wrangle a brunch invite to the house. While you are there,
look through all of the neat cupboards and with slumped shoulders and a heavy sigh,
state that you probably only have a 1/4 of the cupboard space she has.
And then (this is the important part) with a tear trickling down your cheek, quietly mention that you will likely never be organized like she... with the small, old kitchen that you have.
The next day expect a phone call. She cannot sleep at night knowing a kitchen is in need, and that at any moment tea towels may plunge to their death on the counter below.
The Kitchen Clean Sweep began, as she asked one simple question.
What would your dream kitchen look like?
And with a wave her organizational wand, she stated we were going to empty the kitchen of every last item, and only those things that I wanted in my dream kitchen would go back.
(identity needs to be kept secret for fear of being mobbed in the street by crazed unorganized housewives)
Almost a third of the contents were sent to Goodwill.
Her daughter even came to help.
They were Kitchen Clean Sweep Ninja Warriors.
They came with me to battle and I will never forget their bravery.
You will be amazed at the things I learned in combat.
But that, my friends, will be for my next post...
Kitchen Clean Sweep: Part II
This post will be linking up with Jenny Matlock for