Cupboards (a work in progress)

14 01 2012

067. Clean out the pantry every six months twice and post the strangest thing found (1/2) [more info]

Last week I posted that I’m determined to get my kitchen pantry (cupboard) under control. While I was pregnant, I got into the habit of putting things back lazily because I couldn’t bend/lean over well enough. Fast forward nine months on and everything was a mess. Until now.

It’s kind of a work in progress… the top shelf is done and I started on the bottom shelf. My Mum was recently talking about a similar project she’s working on and how she was inspired by a friend with an organised container approach. I’m thinking of doing the same potentially, I’ll see how things look once I’m done (I could save space in little ways such as a longer, thinner rectangular container for cereal instead of the round plastic tub I’ve been using for years – when it comes to space-saving, round is NOT the way to go; our last house had a big, practically walk-in pantry).

Anyway, pictures: first the before shots and then progress as of today…





Cupboards: Keeping Myself Accountable

10 01 2012

067. Clean out the pantry every six months and post the strangest thing found (0/2) [more info]

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a while (okay… since I had a baby nine months ago!) is clean out the kitchen pantry. It’s gotten to the point where I just chuck stuff in wherever it’ll fit due to poor use of space, and it’s about time that it stopped.

When I first started Mission 101 I set myself the goal of cleaning out this space every 6 months, but that never happened…not even once. So let’s see whether I can do this twice in the space of the next nine months until my project’s end, and I’ll consider thus goal done.

Here are a couple of before pictures (be kind!!)




Goal-setting for September

4 09 2010

It’s September, Spring in Australia and with that comes more opportunities for getting out-and-about in the (soon to be here) sunshine! With Spring comes cleaning, perhaps a little nesting and definitely some reorganisation.

Here is what I plan on focusing on from my list for September:

003. Take myself on 5 photo-walks (0/5) [more info]
008. Learn about Photoshop actions [more info]
017. Try out 50 new recipes (6/50) [more info]
022. Drink 1.5L of water daily for three months (1/3) [more info]
031. Re-register for the Validation process [more info]
056. Make a photobook out of our New Zealand pictures [more info]
067. Clean out the pantry every six months and post the strangest thing found (0/6) [more info]
078. Throw away all of the old make-up that I’ve amassed over the years [more info]

Perhaps a little adventurous? We’ll see how it all goes. 😉

067. Clean out my pantry every six months and post the strangest thing found

24 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have cleaned out my pantry six times over the course of the next 2.75 years and posted something strange I’ve discovered in there.

Why did I choose this goal? It’s easy for a kitchen pantry to be overrun by crumbs, sticky spots, long-lost canned goods and green potatoes (!). A good old-fashioned clean out every six months will keep everything in good order during the course of the next 2.75 year.