Are you scratching your head in perplexity?? Seven seconds scullery is about the kitchen!! I learned that word as a teen, reading Gothic romances. It’s a great word too! It almost sounds like a curse word, if you inject enough venom, and disgust into your voice!
Yes, indeed, good old 7 hours to a blah blah….. Day 1- the scullery. My nemesis. Is it really the kitchen?? Or the dirty dishes IN the kitchen?? That YOU put there?? Hmmm, you might have a point there.
Time to tackle the titan. I realize in Ashley’s list, kitchen came first. But, since I’m a rebel, I did it second. I think it’s okay, no penalties assessed.
This is the series so far.
I did the living room first.
Yes, it took me two posts, and 2 hours! to do the living room. Moving on.
So here are the befores:
(Mine is the lovely 60’s shelf paper! Hurray! My eyes got to be burned the whole time! I can still see that pattern on my retinas!
XH helped me. (He really is so good to me! Besides he’s here so much, helping with the girls, the messy cabinets were on his nerves!)
He did 2 cabinets to my 1! But, I had a handicap! I had to sit on this stool of PP’s, so I could reach the lower cabinet!
As you can imagine, it was not comfortable, to say the least!! Our baselines, didn’t match measurements!
The white canister bit the dust. It took us the longest time to even figure out what it was! Kool-aid. Sorry, Sis!
We wiped out the shelves, and XH looked at all the expiration dates. Every.single.one. I don’t have the patience to do that!!
Funny thing is, this is what we garnered to donate.
And we weren’t even to the utensil drawer yet! (No, SF, I’m not donating your pink water bottle. It will be returned home to you.)
(Queen Anne, do you see those purple things???? I might have had duplicates, so I was able to let them go. Actually, I had 7 mugs, so…..)
Yeah, I know. You can see that the boxes of popsicles are not neatly stacked. Who’s got time for that??
Ah! So much better! So neat! So organized! We can see what we have! (Best of all, I didn’t have to pay him, like I did Nicole!!)
And it was only 1 hour on the clock! Of course, that was 2 man hours. (well, 1 man hour, and 1 woman hour, so do I count it as 2 hours??)
But we only got 3 cabinets done in an hour, with both of us working. 😦 It’s gonna be a l-o-n-g scullery series!!