just one kitchen drawer.
THIS is the pile of "left-overs" that are going away.
the pantry, the kitchen cabinets and
took just a little over an hour -
start to finish.
Here's my method for superfast cleaning,
whether it's cleaning house or
organizing drawers, closets, cabinets.
1. Set a timer. Decide how long it should take you
THEN set the timer for
several minutes less.
Push yourself to see how fast you can clean
that drawer, cabinet or closet.
For me, it's all about beating the clock.
And I AM going to win !!!
2. Keep with you one box for "give-aways",
another box for "this goes somewhere else",
a trash bag for "throw-aways".
3. Don't dawdle! Never pick up one item at a time. Never
take time to "think" about each item -- where you got it,
who gave it to you, or wonder what else you could use it for.
Move, move, move !!!
4. Clean out every single item from the space you are
This give you a clean "canvas" to work with.
5. Be ruthless when you are deciding to keep, pitch or
I can not stress this one thing enough !!! --
and I quote my daughter, Dana on this --
"If something doesn't bless your life,
out it goes. Let it bless someone else's".
6. Don't bite off more than you can chew !
If you have only 30 minutes to work on
a cleaning project, set your goal for a
30 minute achievement.
Don't set out to clean an entire closet in
Instead, set out to clean just one shelf in
that closet. Or just one drawer in the
kitchen. Or one shelf in the pantry.
7. When the timer goes off, S T O P !!
and set the timer again for 15 minutes
and go get something refreshing
to drink or have a snack.
When the timer goes off signaling the end
of break time, jump up and get back
in there ---
you are on a quest and
you gotta keep pushing yourself
toward the goal.
8. At the end of the day -- be proud of whatever
you have accomplished. Pat yourself on the back!
You have achieved much !
after all that chaos earlier.
I sooooo wish you could smell the aroma
of this Paula Deen candle.
It is "creme brulee" scented and in the store
it did indeed smell just like creme brulee.
When it burns though, it smells like.....
this is really funny, considering it's from
Paula..... frying bacon.
It does!!! bacon with just a hint of maple.
HA!! now THAT'S funny !!!