Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Look Ma, I Cleaned

Last week I tackled a job sorely in need of doing. SORELY.

I cleaned my pantry. After a gpring of headaches and a summer of not wanting to miss a moment of good weather it looked like what I would imagine a fraternity pantry might look like if they were big on stocking up on sale items.

It was horrendous. I wouldn't even let the boys in it for fear I might lose them in the rubble.

And because I love you, I even took pictures of it for you. After viewing it I promise you will feel much much better about yourselves and the state of your homes.

The gasp you just heard was my mother's shock that I would post this disaster out there on the world wide web thing-y. I truly have no shame. I promise, she did raise me better.

That's not enough proof for you? How about this? Somewhere in the wreckage was this.

Yep, so messy I lost a bar of dark chocolate. Which is pretty miraculous because my chocolate sensor is a finely tuned instrument. There has to be fair bit of debris for me to miss it.

After a full day of completely ignoring my kids, look at what I did.

Well what do you know. There is a floor in there. Isn't it purty? I must confess, it is rather sad how happy this pantry makes me now. And if that isn't proof of geek, I don't know what is.


momofthecrazies said...

Yup, we're definitely related. I keep going into my newly cleaned pantry and telling it that it's so pretty. Sad, but true!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I cannot believe you lost chocolate in there. THAT is saying something. Love the floor - so glad you can see it now.

Nicole said...

I got really excited because I cleaned out my sock and underwear drawer and threw out six single socks that had no mate. I also found a bandanna that I wore in junior high! How did I manage to keep that this long? I know not.

Karen said...

You mean a pantry isn't supposed to look like the first picture?

momofthecrazies said...

By the way, I forgot to tell you that your pantry looks amazing! I love all the bins and containers!

Janet said...

It looks amazing! I LOOOOVE to organize my stuff. :-)

PS- I have the same garlic seasoning as you do....:-)

Knittinchick said...

Folks... I saw this pantry and was inspired! Not enough to deal with mine... but enough to put it on my EI list of things to do!

Char said...

Hey lady! I need your help and the help of your loyal, witty and creative readers!! I am naming a new ladies group (well, and running, targeting the moms in our town whose husbands are working away from home to support them, while they do the rest! I would love some ideas, as I am having a total block!! THANKYOU!!!!


Kelly @ Love Well said...

As a fellow geek, I take my hat off to you. It looks wonderful. May it stay organized for at least a week, so you can enjoy your hard work.