Did I say it wouldn't be hard to keep up??? I just spent a couple of hours in the kitchen and didn't make much of a dent.
She says no pantry this week, so, of course I started with the pantry, but my "pantry" is really the largest cabinet in the kitchen. It has been making me crazy lately, totally overflowing and never able to find anything, etc. So, I got rid of a bunch of stuff in there and managed to use some smallish bins that I didn't have any use/place for and had been tripping over and thinking about throwing away. So now I've got a big bin for pasta/legumes, and smaller ones for tea, sweeteners/junk, and flavorings/lesser used spices.
My counter under the pantry was pretty well organized except for the pantry spilling over onto it, but I took everything off and cleaned.
Didn't clean out the inside of the fridge, but I did go through and got rid of all the stuff we won't use, which will give me a head start on wiping it out. I just emptied it and took all the shelves and bins and scrubbed a couple of weeks ago, so it doesn't need a deep cleaning.
And my really big accomplishment was to do under the sink, which really creeps me out for some reason. I hate it down there! Of course that wasn't on her to do list either. lol But it needed to be done. It had been quite a while.
So, as far as I can tell I can't actually cross anything off the list as done! But I do feel like I have started on the kitchen. I probably won't finish everything this week, but as I said earlier, I don't have a many rooms as she listed, so maybe I will go back to work on the kitchen on one of those weeks where she's got nothing for me.
I'd be happy if I get the following done this week:
-- wipe out and organize inside of fridge/freezer
-- clean off top of fridge
-- purge and clean out stuff from huge drawers and cabinet under sink counter
-- the normal stuff: sweep/mop, wipe stove down, counters
-- wipe down outside of cabinets
ETA: I just saw that she put up a schedule of rooms and I three week to work on the kitchen since I don't have any garage and I've done the pantry. The fourth week, iirc, is the office, and I'll do my craft room that week, I think. So between now and week four I'll do the rest of the kitchen and get started on my craft room (which will be a bit of an undertaking, though probably nothing like a lot of people's garages).
Edited by rubidoux - 9/2/12 at 3:38pm