I do love my kitchen island.
And I love to put stuff there.
Lots of it.
Everyone does. If you came over, I bet you would put something there.
It’s a big clutter hot spot for me. It’s a nice big flat space and it’s just out of the reach of our 1-year-old. It’s a great work space. It’s just begging you to put something there.
The problem is that too many somethings are put there and not cleaned up and put in their proper place, and then other somethings get put on top of those, and so on and so forth…
The status of my island makes a big difference in how my home looks and feels. My post Island Watch 2011 gives a pretty good summary of how bad the island gets – with pictures of piles of clutter.
I am going to post a picture of my island every week for the next four weeks (I think every Wednesday) to help me keep it under control. It looks like it might work, because I stayed up last night and cleared it off.
So here’s a picture of the kitchen island today:
- The kids and I picked up the kitchen and living room, we swept the living room, and the kids picked up the basement/play room/family room themselves. Yay!
- I still need to clean out the fridge and finish the kids’ clothes project.
- I still need to go through those “hiding” baskets and boxes of clutter. My goal is to get through one basket by Monday.