So today on SparkCoach, the challenge was to organise your kitchen so that it was easier to be healthy.
Well, that's a tall order for me. As you may know from previous posts, I'm a borderline hoarder... I don't actually hoard, but I'm a total slob. If there's a flat surface, stuff gets piled on it. I'm working on that... the living room is now home to several white plastic drawers, and I'm slowly imposing order here and there.
So in order to start moving down this path, I decided to tackle this:
As you can see... it's a junky, cluttered mess, and there's no prep space. My husband's content with just moving things, but I don't. I need clean space so I can spread out.
So, before making dinner tonight... that's EXACTLY what I did! I threw away a LOT of mostly empty chip bags, some things that I hadn't wanted to throw away because "I might give them to the kids." I kept only things that were fresh, and that I know we'll eat this week. I even found not one, not two, but THREE containers of mostly full black pepper. *headdesk* we kept losing them, or not putting them away, so we thought we didn't have any and got more. Being messy costs you money, people.
I put everything away that was out of its place, scrubbed the counters, and voila:
Much more appetizing, don't you think?
I also moved my food scale from its pile on the other counter to this counter, where I will see and use it. I've also asked my husband (whose job it is to keep the kitchen clean, generally.) to help me keep it clean, and explained why. He agrees that we tend to look at the kitchen, and decide it's not worth the hassle, and eat out instead.
For supper, we made tacos! Very yummy.
So yay for the first step! Tomorrow, I'd like to try and tackle the gross refrigerator. It really needs to be reorganized and cleaned, badly. I'm tired of throwing away food because we lose it and forget it's in there.