Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today I...February 11th

Today I...

...cleaned and de-cluttered my entire apartment, and I mean my ENTIRE apartment. Every pantry, closet and drawer that needed it. The only exceptions to this were my night table, photo drawers and the storage areas beneath my counters. My next few posts will contain before and after photos, or simply after photos (because I didn't take before photos of two of my closets since they were just so, so cluttered). So, today we have before and after photos of my kitchen, particularly my kitchen cupboard!

Here are the before shots,

...and here are the after shots!

And here is what I did with all the stuff I cleaned out of those two cupboards:

I brought the box down to the laundry room and plunked it down on the sorting table. It's what everyone in my building does when they have stuff to give away. I'll bet the Tostitos and nacho dips I put in there will be the first things to go! Oh, and if you're wondering why one of the pantry doors was on the floor, it's because it broke clean off the hinges while the previous tenant was clearing his stuff out of my apartment before I moved in a year and a half ago. I hid the door between my fridge and the wall this afternoon :o)

I also hauled away at least five bags of stuff that I threw away while cleaning and filled four bags of clothes and things to give away. I carried two of those bags to the goodwill bins up the street on my way to the grocery store and will bring the other two bags over to the bins tomorrow. I will also go out shopping for a new duvet cover, shower curtain and some towels tomorrow.


  1. Your home is so tidy... everything changes with teenagers in the house, oh my goodness!

    I wrote my post this my legs are cement and tingling painfully...such a weird disease.

  2. well done, I love your kitchen cupboards. Such a shame your landlord can't fix your door?


  3. Hi Karine! I also love your cabinets and the height they have! You've done a great job organizing! I have a plan to do that too, because my kitchen and whole house needs it--But for now, I'll just take your chips and salsa and do it another day! :-)

  4. Gill: I chased after the landlord a few times to try and get a hundyman in my place to fix the door, but he never did. I don't mind though, especially now that my pantry is tidy! You can't miss what you never had, right?

  5. Great job, now if only I could get my butt in gear and do my bathroom closet!!!