Thursday, July 3, 2008



Remember the kitchen I was so afraid of cleaning?

I totally just kicked its ass. Well, half of it, but instead of focusing on the negative (i.e., what I haven't done yet), let's focus on the positive, shall we? Oh. Yes. Yes, we shall.

Basically we have a pretty big front foyer area, so that as well as the kitchen was my focus for today. The floor in the kitchen was so full that you couldn't really move around, so clearing it out was my first task. Then I cleared some counter space, set up my dish rack, and started doing the dishes....only to discover that, in order to put the dishes away, I had to clean the actual cupboards themselves. Did four cupboards at two shelves each, plus the cutlery drawer. Check.

There was enough dishes to do six loads. At one point it felt like all I was doing all day was dishes, and I don't know about you guys, but it doesn't really seem like you're doing much when all you're doing is that. But we all know that's not entirely true, right?

But after dinner I attacked it again and got the foyer area clean of debris ("clearing it out" apparently meant "dump it in the other room") and then swept and mopped it. And with that, I deemed it clean. Success!

In the corner of the kitchen was a very dusty, long-forgotten bookcase full of recipe books that we don't want anymore (the bookcase, that is, not the recipes). Cleared out the bookcase, wiped all the books down, and transferred them into a cupboard, and then looked at the wall(s) behind it.

Yikes. It's looking as if cleaning the walls will be a three-step, arduous process, first involving a mop and some floor cleaner, then scrubbing with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser(r) (amazing product, by the way. I heart it), and, finally, spraying with some degreaser and wiping them down with a cloth.

Oh yeah. That'll just be a barrel of laughs to do all the walls in the apartment. Ugh.

It seems anti-climatic now to mention I then mopped scrubbed the kitchen floor, but I did. Boo-yah.

Then I decided enough craziness and fun times were had for one night, and I walked away feeling satisfied that I did nearly everything I set out to do at the beginning of today.

And that, my friends, is how I kicked the kitchens ass. Boom-sha-ka-la-ka. Word to your mother.


Heather said...

Yay well done! That's a heap of housework for one day, I bet you felt like a nice hot shower after all that grime.

I am a bit confused though. I thought you and your man were living alone together after Canada's national holiday of a few days back. I thought you were moving TO somewhere but then why would the bookshelf of old cookbooks be long forgotten if you just moved it somewhere? Was the place already furnished? Did you actually move somewhere after all? Maybe I've missed an entry somewhere...but anyway, great job of the housework!

Kamie said...

That's awesome Sarah! Your RAWK!

Man, you are busy, busy!

Kelly said...

0000000000000000000000000000000*hugs to you my busy cleaning beaver friend*

Kelly said...

Oh dear - sorry about all the 00000s - I didnt realise Guntha had put his chin on the keyboard!