Box of ice cream cones, bag of potato chips, box of oatmeal, empty cookie tin, carpet cleaner, bag of pretzels.
I think I need to clear it off and put something decorative there (plant, maybe??) so we don't keep piling junk there instead.
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3 boxes of Cheerios Oat Cluster Crunch (DH won't eat any other kind of cereal)
Flat of tinned cat food
Tupperware of cat kibble
2KG tub of chocolate flavoured whey protein (that's mine, LOL)
My empty lunch bag
an unused dog dish
and some greasy dust.
Gross. I should get a plant for up there too. Or at least a little cupboard or something to hide it all.
Student mama to Lyra June ( 10.24.09) and Olive Isis (12.12.11)
Plus the kitchen has a ton of cabinets. I seriously love this kitchen.
Tin of coins
Baking utensils that don't get used on regular basis
Ice cream maker
Our cloth placemats
A rolling pin
A container I have forgotten to give back to MIL
and a couple other little things. But it is under a cabinet in the kitchen so not much can go there.
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-A little white basket labeled "DH's Pockets" because he always dumps his pockets around the house but especially on the fridge and I decided to condense them.
-A round party tray with a lid filled with dried fruits and nuts, for snack / tea emergencies.
-A loaf of bread.
It took a lot to get to that point, and DH loves to put stuff up there but as far as I can tell, he is not deterred by ornamentation. Though I am now considering that.
...the automatic air freshener thingy. It's actually a bad spot for it, btw. I need to move it next time I get shot while rummaging through the freezer.
...a froo-froo bottle of lotion. I can't remember how it got there, but that's where it landed and that's where it's stayed.
...and the obligitory dust, I'm sure.
A wicker basket that holds lunch boxes and reusable snack bags. This basket is also the basket we use when we serve bread/rolls/whatever at dinner. I line it with a kitchen towel and cover the items to keep them warm. Shake outside and put it back.
That is usually all that is up there.
However, I found one of those massive boxes of precut foil pieces (for an incredible price) and it doesn't fit anywhere else, so it also lives on top of the fridge. U-G-L-Y! Hey, this thread has me thinking....I could cover that ugly box in pretty wrapping paper or artwork....
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Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
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I have a potted palm which is almost too tall to stay there much longer, and a basket that I use as a tray for magnetic spice cannisters. Used to have the spice cans stuck to my fridge, but they kept getting knocked off and spilling on the floor.
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Ok, officially time to clear it off!
Frugal, food growing mama to my four loves
The fridge: About 5 boxes/bags of cereal. Everyone's keys so the kids don't get them. A bunch of assorted crap. Probably a bunch of dust. I am pretty sure the flashlight is up there and so is my hypnobabies MP3 thingy that I can't play cause I don't have the cable to connect it to my laptop.
The upright freezer: This is one of the worst spaces in my house, IMO. I HATE IT.
--the phone, usually with a phone book under it. (that's not that bad, it's where the jack is and the kids can't get it.)
--5 or so baskets of assorted art supplies that I really need to do something else with, organize better, toss...
(only real place to do art is the kitchen table, other than crayon use, and with littles like mine, I do NOT leave scissors and stuff like that in reach.)
--A giant box of chicken flavor ramen. (that's DH's thing to make the kids)
--a napkin holder i don't use.
--napkins in their bag.
--and probably some assorted newspapers or something. It really is an ugly clutter trap and I get SO FRIGGIN SICK of cleaning it off!
OH AND EDITED TO ADD I forgot DH stuck a CAR COMPUTER PART out of our old junk parts van up there!
lovin DH since 1/04, best mom for my 3 boys 10/04, 11/08, 11/10 one girlie (1/07), one 13 wk (10/13) and 5/15 just your average multigenerational living family!!
Along with the picnic basket there is our knife block (kids learned to climb onto counter) a couple bottles of juice, pair of scissors, box of ramen noodles (DH likes to add eggs and mixed veggies to them for a quick lunch) my homemade cookbook (3 ring binder with favorite/family recipes) and my bottle of vinegar and water (yet again the kids, they will spray the whole bottle on the dog, each other, whatever is in sight)....Oh and a lot of dust lol
~Katie~ married to J, mom to DD- A 13 yrs ,DS- L 7yrs , and my little nursling DD2- R 5yrs.