It's January 22 and I'm already disorganized.
Why do I do this to myself?
I know that if I waited to do something until I WAS organized I would never get anything done.
I'm going to talk about this some more another time...
But for now I'll make a little confession...
I haven't quite finished putting away the Christmas decorations.
I still have a little mess left over from when I put UP the decorations.
I blame this on what happens when you travel over the holidays.
Great as it can be,
it messes me up a bit.
The other thing that happens when you travel -
Day dreaming of all the things I'm going to do when I get home.
A while back I came across this picture...
Fast-forward one entire day...
Yes. I just spent one ENTIRE DAY and part of another looking for the picture.
You're just going to have to use your imagination here:
Beautiful soapstone counter top
Beautiful collection of mason jars filled with pantry goods
A collection of antique cutting boards between the jars and the wall
Are you getting it?
Well it didn't work in my kitchen either.
Somehow (I can't imagine how) it just ended up as a place to put more stuff.
Somehow the ambiance just wasn't there.
Somehow things just got deposited there and left to die.
I particularly like the bubble wrap stuck up in the corner.
Mr. Quirky thinks this is a good place to store his water bottles.
Could it be the awful counter top?
Or is it just the clutter?
Or the wall that needs painting?
Whatever the reason, it is just NOT working.
So I went back to the cabinet where all these things were stored previously.
A cabinet that was half empty because I took all this stuff out of it.
And right in the middle of Christmas uncluttering, basement cleaning (which actually hasn't started), furniture painting, etc.,
I decided to take the cabinet out.
First the doors
Then I unscrewed the frame and knocked it out.
Problem #1 - completely forgot about the whole under cabinet lighting cords collected in this cabinet.
Then I decided to check out the soffit.
I was hoping there wasn't anything behind it.
I was going to cut it out in this section,
Problem #2 - The electrical lines in the soffit.
I know this might not be a problem if I wanted to research it and move them out of the way...
But moving electrical out of the way was WAY more than this barefooted, pajama wearing, Sunday morning cabinet taker outer, wanted to deal with.
So that little hole will get covered by a plate.
Or a sign.
That's all for today.
I'm busy looking for unfindable pictures.
And deciding how to deal with
Problem #3 - how to build the open shelving I'm going to put between the cabinets to hold my mason jars filled with pantry goods.
So tell me.
Are your Christmas decorations put away? I mean completely.
Do you rip out cabinets in your pajamas?
Do you happen to have the picture I'm looking for?