Clearly I haven’t been blogging recently, so what have I been up to? Looooving summer, that’s what!
First of all, we’ve found it next to impossible to keep up with the kitchen cleaning for the last year. It’s truly disgusting. Part of the problem is that I have so many dishes(I love dishes far too much) that there is really no urgency to wash them every day. Things stack and the sink is good sized and hey, why wash a spoon and bowl when there is another couple dozen clean in the cabinet. But this was the state of the kitchen way too often.
Should mention that we haven’t used a dishwasher for over a year. Ours broke and we’re too picky to replace it. Would it help? I don’t know. The way the old one was working things had to be 90%clean before they went in, and they came out 70% clean. Stupid. So we hand wash it all.
Oh. My. Word. Everything on the counter is dirty. I have to say, I wash at least a sinkful of dishes every day, but if that sinkful is pots and pans, or the silverware, it really doesn’t make much dent in the worst of the cluttery stuff. I should have opened the cupboards to show that I still have probably that much again still clean. I just have tons of great dishes, but if I have to do an hour of cleanup just to expose the counters enough to cook? Insane. Especially when I find myself using(and then washing) a bunch of dishes I’m apathetic about because some part of me “saves” dishes for special occasions. So I got rid of a box of stuff that wasn’t used/was too much/didn’t love. Then, after three two hour washing sessions over three days I got everything clean and away and declared that things were changing. Continue reading