Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

I've taken a few Tackle it Tuesdays off but I'm climbing back on this week.

I used to be a flylady. If you wanna learn the flylady way visit the link to flylady's home page...the link is in the right column. Flylady is a fabulous website to help you get your home and life decluttered and organized.....slowly.....one tackle at a time. Each week she focuses on a specific "zone" in your home and has a cleaning check list for each zone along with "Kelly's daily missions" specific for each zone. I love this website but fell off the flylady's wagon a long time ago and thus have lost control of my home. So I'm jumping back on today. This week's zone is the Kitchen. And Kelly's mission was about looking up....taking 10 minutes in the kitchen to clean the light fixtures, cob webs, refrigerator top, etc. So here's what I tackled in my kitchen.

Please don't laugh at me for having plastic plants in my house. I love plants but they don't stay green for me so I have to go plastic. And this piece of plastic had 1/2 inch of dust on it....so I hosed it down.







The top of my frig actually didn't look all THAT bad only because it's a relatively new frig. Don't ask why there's a baseball bat up there as I have no answer for you. But I took everything down and washed it off (it all also had 1/2 inch of dust on it)





My kitchen counters are cluttered with several areas of clutter collections. Here are 2 such spots before the decluttering process.

Before....







After...






before...


After....


I cleaned my 2 kitchen light fixtures...

And scrubbed out my microwave....it was disgusting! I forgot to take a before picture...you'll just have to take my word for it....

And I cleaned out this cupboard. Here's the before....


And the after....





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11 comments:

Kelly said...

I think Traci put the bat up there to get it away from Jack when we had breakfast at your house last time!!!! LOL Nice job on the cleaning. Can you come help me?

Domestic Accident said...

Hey, thanks for making me feel lazy. Just kidding. I cleaned the top of my frig earlier this week. Truly disgusting. Much worse than yours if it makes you feel any better.

Dana said...

nice job organizing... I feel like I need to get off of my butt and start cleaning..

Muthering Heights said...

Great work! Your kitchen in beautiful!

Happy2bme said...

Good tackle jobs!! I keep telling myself I need to participate in these but haven't yet. I hope to soon.

Kristin H. said...

Absolutely beautiful! The baseball bat really adds something ;)

Marni Tiani Self said...

I just left a comment on the WW, but the darn word verification failed and I closed out too quick. I hate that.

LOVE the tackles and the pictures. WONDERFUL!

Colleen said...

Great tackles. Your befores don't look so bad! (And at least you didn't have BULLETS on your fridge.)

Tracey said...

I have plastic plants too....they look wondeful all year round and they don't mind if I forget to water them for 5 years!

Katie said...

Looks great! Nice job! You're inspiring me to try to tackle some of my hotspots.

Bahama Mama said...

Has Sundie been at your house? I think she has!