You know what this means for me. Kitchen Counters = My dear sweet kitchen island gets to be uncovered again.
Here’s where we started this time:
It could be worse, right? A little worse?
For some reason I didn’t feel as overwhelmed as I usually do by this task. That makes me happy.
By the way, those Star Wars oranges are delish. Much better than regular oranges.
I actually remembered to start the timer this time. So after 15 minutes:
Of course. Papers! Grrrr.
I set the timer for 15 more minutes:
I recycled a bunch, and these are sorted small stacks.
I decided to go for 5 more minutes to see what I could do. I’m wild that way.
Oh! I almost forgot to show you this Easter basket that I found (yes, in the kitchen, in January).
I put all of the kids’ things that I found on the island in there for them to put away. I left that as one of their chores for the morning.
(Not sure what the story is with this picture in the basket, but apparently there is a stolen lunchbox situation. “Hey! You took my lunchbox!” “Hands up!”)
The 2 piles behind the basket are for me and the hubby.
So here is what is left. A pile of mail and a small pile of papers for me to deal with.
Time for bed! It’s not perfect, but I have to get over being perfect so that I can make progress and not wait for the “perfect” time to be able to make it “perfect.”
Ack! I just realized that I forgot to count the things I decluttered this time! It was supposed to be 25 things. Things I got rid of included: trash, papers (mail, coupons, receipts, cards), and food. The rest of the items were relocated to their correct home. I just counted the papers from my recycle bag and there were 25 there, so let’s call it 30. Whew!
How are your kitchen counters doing? Getting rid of any clutter there?
Next stop is the home office, whatever that means for you. Looks like I will be getting rid of more paper….
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