SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Truth in advertising:  I have no earthly idea what scobblelotcher means.   But apparently, no one else in modern times does either.        So there.

slob, humor, 7 hours????

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./


Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher – todays’s scullery scrapings.

Are we done yet??           Seriously!!           I’m tired of this!         Don’t worry, they are too!     Thanks a whole heaping lot!

Okay, we’re still on the dining room table, sigh.       We left it looking like this.

slob, humor, less mess

Looking good! Right??

15 minutes, and I had worked these wonders:

Folded down 1 side of table!!      Swept that part of floor!      Deposited sweepings in trash!!

   Had emptied the chairs!!            Found a long lost sock!

Recycled empty boxes!!!!         (Boy, will Sweet Friend be mad!!      Empty boxes are almost sacred to him!      They are NOT to be thrown out until that item has gone into the trash!)

slob, humor, almost empty table

Almost empty, now!

That was 1 busy 15 minutes!!     Just gotta hang up pic in girls’ room, and decide where to put the craft box.       If I time that last part, it will take nearly 24 hours, all by itself!      I need ideas of where to stash it!!        Please help!

At least I’m almost done with the table, now!       Right??


Scullery time, after today: 4 hr 17 min

Total House Time after Today: 6 hr 28 min

When I hit the 7 hour mark, can  I just shout “Done!”   and leave it??

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

Just a reminder:

slob, humor, decluttering

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./


Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

I’m 5 hrs, 43 minutes in, and I’m still stuck between Days 1 & 2!      Yikes!

I know I’m probably confusing you, by working on the dining table, then the refridge, now back to the table.        Please bear with me!        (PS, just remember, I finally did Komplish Kim’s kwilt!!)

Back to what we’re doing.

slob, humor, messy glittery, gluey mess

Try, try again.

Believe it or not, I spent the first 13 min scraping glitter, and glue off the table.        You might have the mistaken notion that cleaning is not technically de-cluttering.          Just think about it, I’m getting rid of unwanted, unnecessary, and unusable stuff, tiny as it is!     Sounds like de-cluttering to me!

And just so you know, a blunt tip popsicle stick is NOT the most helpful tool, for scraping g & g.

slob, humor, cleaning with popsicle stick

Sticking it to the table.

Duh!        Besides, God created thumbnails first!

slob, humor, cleaning

Swishy, swashy

Clean table-  aahhhh!            So satisfying!          

slob, humor, nice clean table

Niiiice!

I even got rid of those hearts!         (Remember how I just ignored them last time?       Cookie Chaos Calmed.)        

It’s looking so good, I went ahead and restarted the timer!      

Resurrection Sunday fancy:  Well, it is coming up….

slob, humor, girls' pretty headband

So pretty in pink!

Now, if only I could convince either of the girls to wear it!        They are both firm believers that bare (head) is better!

More Christmas:       Shock, shock, NOT!

slob, humor, Christmas still!!

Still in the clutches of Christmas….

More stuff….

Put it away.

And lookee here.    What happens when you wear your glasses on the back of your head, then accidentally tilt backwards, just a little…

slob, humor, glasses in tank

It could happen to anyone, right??                        [crickets ]                        Surely I’m not the only one who’s ever had it happen, am I??              [louder crickets]

At least they didn’t fall into the business end!!          SO.VERY.THANKFUL!!

thankful face

Back to the table:  it looks lots better.         And now you can really tell I’m making a dent in it!

slob, humor, less mess

Looking good! Right??

Well, maybe ya can’t tell, but I am!!


Previous Scullery Time: 3 hrs 32 min

Adding today’s 30= 4 hrs 2 min

Total  House Time Thus Far: 6 hrs 13 min               Since it’s almost 7 hours, I’m nearly done, right???

Please don’t bust a gut laughing, that’s bound to leave a mark.

 

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Boy, I hope I get outta the Scullery soon!      I’m running outta alliterations!       Nooo!!!!         I can’t believe it!         Don’t test me!

   The series so far.

slob, humor, decluttering

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./


Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape


Alright, now we’re in the midst of Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding.         What in the world does scaffolding have to do with the Scullery??         Well, here’s my take on it.     Google defines it as “a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning the building.”         So, I’m taking the cleaning part, and applying it to the fridge.           Got it?      No, not that it matters to you.

So, the inside of the fridge is a fright!!

This is the top shelf.      Can you see those open cans??      Look behind the pie!

                                                            Yeah, had to trash those!

And later, I found out, thanks to PP’s discriminating taste buds, that the milk was rotten too.       Sorry, baby!       Omie didn’t mean to!

     (If you squint, can’t you see how the wire shelves look like scaffolding??)

Second shelf, the 2 dozen eggs that I bought for DD2’s birthday breakfast.       On Feb 23.      At least it was 2017!!       And at least 1 of the yogurt boxes was completely empty.      Huh.         And more open cans.        Can you say yuck!!          I thought ya could!

The 3rd shelf.        Green eggs, (I’m sure by now)   and ham.     (At least I think that’s ham, all bundled up under there.      Probably it’s green by now too.)          And that yogurt is at least 7 months old.       Another toss without opening.

slob, humor, icky shelf

Close up of ickiness.

Yay!     At least 2 cleared, if not clean, surfaces!         Oopsie!      That cantaloupe is way past it’s prime.     Unless old as the hills is prime time now.       Poor PP, never got her ‘loupe.

Why do I have 2 lemons, for goodness’ sake??         I don’t even remember buying 1!     And I sure don’t remember using it!        But, it was amusing when PP opened it, and tried to drink it!       Bless her little heart!!          Oh, since I don’t remember which one it was, guess I better ditch both then.         Probably for the best!       And sadly, that Fanta is not peach.         It’s mango.      What a nasty trick to pull!

slob, humor, rotten food

All this goodness (note the sarcasm) that I was “shelf”ishly keeping all for myself!     

slob, humor, dehydrated mandarin oranges

I’ve never seen flat mandarin oranges before…

I didn’t even bother recycling those cans.      They just all went to the trash.       I do recycle, but I have my limit!

slob, humor, empty box

The aforementioned empty box. Recycled, of course.

The mac n cheese didn’t look so, so bad, in the first pic, so I had to dump it out some.        Now you can see the true depth of the nastiness!

slob, humor, moldy can o' food

You can see the nastiness of this moldy mac n cheese, even with your eyes closed!

     Yeah, the red stuff is cranberry sauce, from Thanksgiving.       (I’m thinking about just chunking those 3, without even opening them.)       Wise move, I’m sure!

So, that took the whole 15 min.      Pulling it all out, and dumping it.       I’m still dithering about the 3 plastic containers.


But, since a sweet lady at my church just gave me new ones last Sunday, I think I can probably just let them go….


So far 3 hrs 17 min Scullery Time, plus today’s 15, equals:  3 hrs 32 min  

 House Time was 5 hrs 28 min.    Adding today’s 15 , Total House Time: 5 hrs 43 min

Wow, this scaffolding sure needs more support!

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

slob, humor, decluttering

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./

 

My Series:

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape – now showing on a screen right in front of you.

Yesterday I finally had to do it.      I had to face this:

 

And actually DO something about it.     I put it off as long as I could.     BUT, I didn’t have a post ready for today, so…… needs must.

First, I bribed myself by eating an ice cream bar.     And, I told myself I could have another one, after.       Yeah, right!     You can’t eat just one!         Okay, so I ate 2 before, and promised myself 2 after.       Do the exact numbers really matter??         Do the exact number of minutes you worked really matter??           Well, duh!    Of course they do!!           Okay then, the exact number of ice cream bars matters too!          (grumble, grumble)          Point taken.           So, then, I also reminded myself I ONLY had to do 15 minutes.       At a time!!      You could always do more!!            (snicker)        Oh, you were serious.

So, suit up, we’re diving in.

First, I grabbed the big stuff, empty play doh cans, etc, and filed them in #13.       (“Big” being a relative term here, since they were miniature cans.)       Sponge pieces, random flotsam and jetsam, spare popsicle sticks, (do you remember how hard I had to work to get those????), and the yellow artist’s palette.      I did save the crayons, tho.

 

slob, humor, PP's play doh sculptures

So cute!      PP’s accidental sculptures!!        I know she had no idea it would harden when she just left it.       I was tempted to display them in her “Gallery” – read room, but I managed to catch myself.

Then, I literally began to scrape junk off the end of the table.

I took one of the Valentine cards, and used it as a scraper, to get the majority of the glitter, and little bits and pieces.

slob, humor, looks better

This is how I left it. Saved by the bell!

Using a damp cloth to pick up all the glitter will have to wait.    I wasn’t about to do more than my required 15!!

I even had time to sweep under this end of the table.

slob, humor, clean-ish floor       It’s clean.( ish).    It’s clean (er).     Okay, it’s better than it was, ok?           Okay, we’ll go with that one.

Scullery time before: 3 hrs 2 min

Adding today’s 15= 3 hrs 17 min  Total Scullery Time

House time so far: 5 hr 13 min + today’s 15 = 5 hrs 28 min total

(Who’s gonna break the news to Ashley??)

 

Faulty Faucet

That’s not supposed to look like that!!

                                                                                                                Or that:

slob, humor, faulty faucet

It’s definitely not supposed to do that!!      That is the closed position!!       Supposedly!

That looks really bad!!

This is what it’s supposed to look like!       (When it’s off!)

slob, humor faucet   (Without that broken piece in the background, of course!)

Now whattam I gonna do????        Well, I guess you’ll have to fix it!         But I don’t wanna fix it, I wanna replace it!        Well, do that then!            But I don’t wanna do that, until I can get the purple sink installed!         Well, do that then!         But, I can’t, until I get the new cabinet, that fits the sink!        Well, do that then!          But, I can’t until I have some more money!     Remember those pesky credit cards that I ran up last year???         Yeah.           Well, sadly for me, now the piper wants his pay!

Ok, so whatta ya gonna do now then??         I suppose skipping the hand washing after flushing is NOT an option??        That would be a big N O!!            I guess you’ll have to use the hot water then.        And PP will never trust me again, if I tell her use the hot water, and it burns her hands!!        I’ve been telling her for almost 2 years to NOT use the hot!!

So, is washing your hands in the tub an option??        No, not really.       It is W A Y too far to bend down, to wash my hands, every time I go potty!!       Besides, those knobs are ridged, and faulty too, so they leak.     So, when I get them almost closed, after bath time, I don’t wanna mess!      And the ridges hurt my tender, widdle hands.         Awwwww, poor baby!

Well, I don’t know what ta tell ya.     You’ve shot down every suggestion I have.        The only other thing I can say is, Hold it till ya get to SF’s!!

NOPE!!     Not happening either!       What did people do before running water??        You mean how did they wash after coming outta the outhouse??       Yeah, how?        How do I know!!

Ok, ok, back to the drawing board.

Aha!       Hand sanitizer!       It’s not a perfect solution, but I think we can make it work.

slob, humor, green purellThere ya go!         Oh good grief!       Why would you even mention green Purell?????       Do you not know me at ALL????

(grumble, grumble)      Fine!       Picky!             slob, humor, white purell Seriously??      In the whole wide world web, you couldn’t find ANY purple sanitizer??

(grumble, grumble, grumble)           If you don’t like this one, ya can go fetch it yourself!

 

slob, humor, purple sanitizer  What’s not to like??                Groan

Okay, folks, I think we have it figured out now.       Thanks for your patience!          Potty trips may be resumed now!

The faulty faucet is on it’s way out the door, tho!

 

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

   The series so far.  

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder- today’s adventure


Sunder means to cut in half.     Unlike the red ribbon, (which I used as a temporary baby lock)

I didn’t really cut my clutter in half, but I did end up donating a brown paper grocery bag, and 2 boxes of stuff, from today, and Scullery Scape!!      Yay!

If we remove the “S”, then we have under.     Which is exactly where we’re de-cluttering today: under the microwave.

By Dana’s visibility rule, (and common sense!) I need to be tackling this:  

        Dining  Disaster         Table, that is.

But I can’t!     I get paralyzed by the very sight of that huge mess!         It’s all good craft stuff!!      I need to keep it for PP, but where does it go??     IDK!!        How do I organize it all??      IDK!!       How much of it IS good stuff, and how much should I really throw away??    IDK!!          (In case you don’t know, IDK means “I don’t know.”)

My head starts hurting, then my brain seizes.       So, I’m thinking I really need a buddy on this one!       You know, hold my hand, whisper softly to me, calming my fears, and leading me gently thru the process.      Who???         IDK!!         Any volunteers??

So, are we ever gonna actually DO anything today, or what?          IDK!!       JK!!         Yes, yes, we are.        May I ask when??        Right now!

15 minutes.   Ready, steady, go!

Plastic bags:  I had forgotten they were there, because I put them under the sink.      But, when I have help, I try not to complain!!         Donated them to NLC Boutique.         Shopping bags went into Vanronica, in the vain hope that I’ll remember them next time I’m at the store.

Can you believe that I actually noticed the dirty door??         And THEN, I cleaned it!!                 So proud of myself!         My slob vision musta been cleared up, by the low altitude!

Parchment paper, that I bought for Cookie Chaos, and never even opened!   and Reynolds foil were in the white plastic thing, that was stuck on the door, with foam stickers.       When it fell off, I just left it.     And the opened, but never used, Green bags. slob, humor, unused bags

 And the blue snack pack.  (That I got for a penny!!!     Thanks, Sis!!)          All gone now, except for the foil, that went up into the cabinet where I would actually look for it, when I need it!  !!    

slob, humor, organized!

slob, humor, paper towels    Paper Towels that I had forgotten I had, since I was keeping them above the fridge.        slob, humor, where I thought paper towels went!    See?      Apparently that wasn’t a good place, so I hunted up a place both XH, and I can agree on!       The pantry closet at the end of the hall seemed likely.

slob, humor, more paper towels      And apparently that was the best place, since I already had a 3 pk there.     Oy!!         Well, at least the whole paper towel family is reunited at last!  Until we use up the one on the dispenser……

Back to the shelves…

Okay, so we’re making a little progress here.        Another cord?????          Off ya go!     Banished to the cord drawer!        I’m beginning to feel like a cord store!

slob, humor, potless lids    I could never find a pot/lid combo to match, when I was in a hurry.      And Dana suggests storing tops with things, so I did.

slob, humor, pot w/ lids

 

 

 

There!  Much better!         Except that little pot is taking up that whole sliding out shelf thingy.         Hmmmm, let me think…..

 

 

slob, humor, much better!    There!  Much better!        Although, I do recall saying that before…..    But this time I mean it!      So, I wanted to also clear off the counter, which for some reason, didn’t seem to be the proper place for the big crock pot...

 slob, humor, crock pot storage?  I tried it under there first.       Wasn’t happy, due to having to turn it sideways, to squeeze it under there.      Not easy with a heavy pot!        Try, try again!          

slob, humor, crock pot storage

Perfect!

Then I decided, might as well banish the toaster too!!       (Especially since if it wasn’t

slob, humor, counter hog!   there, I couldn’t confuse the cords!!)              slob, humor, perfect storage!

Now, that’s just right!       

 One large brown bag to go, please!          More stuff gone!!         Woot woot!

slob, humor, bag o' goodies to donate!

Sometime in there, I had restarted the timer.


So Scullery time today:  22 min

Total Scullery time so far:  3 hrs   2 min

Adding today, Total house time so far:  5 hr  13 min


Considering that I haven’t left the first space yet (liv rm/ kitchen/ din rm) , I don’t think I’m gonna make the 7 hour target.      Sorry Ashley.

Paper Purgathon- Prep

Today I’m gonna totally cheat, and count this for both the Purgathon series,

slob, humor, challenge

and the Seven Seconds Scullery series, because it’s paper purging, in the kitchen.                Is that cheating??            Multi-tasking?         Or just wise time management??

Here’s the hot spot for today.  

slob, humor, prep purge slob, humor, prep purge

15 minutes on the timer, GO!

slob, humor, bath bombs     Since these were right on top, I picked them up first.    Now, a dilemma.      My mentor, Dana, sez take stuff to where it belongs, right now!    But, I’m lazy, soooo I doan wanna do that!!       (But, she totally has a good reason for it.      It eliminates making a bigger mess.)         So, do I listen to her, and do it the right Dana way, or make a pile, and take all the like things together later?        To my surprise, I decided to listen for once, and took them to the bathroom right away.

slob, humor, bath bombs in bathroom      But wait a minute!!        Why did you have bath bombs on your microwave to begin with??          Well, because DD1 made them in a craft class, on her birthday, and she doesn’t have a bath tub.       That still doesn’t explain the “on the microwave” part.        Because it’s right by the door, duh!        She may or may not have inherited a dab bit of my lazy bones.

Next!

Extra pill box, that I gave to Mama, and boomeranged right back.         And in the donate box it went!       YAY- me!!

PP’s day care papers.       (Sometimes those people worry me.      Look at how close in size the “small” and “large” ovals are!!         Besides they’ve spelt her name 4 or 5 different (Wrong) ways now.      And completely re-named PPJr.       Happily, DD1 likes the new name, and is calling her that now, as a nickname!       Poor girl is gonna be so confused….)   Hung on the walls in her room.

I need to learn some new discipline techniques!       Dealing with a strong willed child isn’t easy!          But, it was easy to know right where the book went!

slob, humor, recycling       Confession- I did NOT take these straight to recycling.    I waited till I was going out the door.       I only go up or down my outside steps ONE time!     (at the time, at least.)

Grandmama gave PP the bracelet.        Considering it’s giraffes, I was shocked she let go of it!         Banished to a shelf in girls’ room.       The pink bone(?) thingy, file 13, don’t pass go.

slob, humor, mid process   Mid process.


slob, humor, papers, pix    Pile o’ papers moved to recliner, to sort later.     I know, I know, I disobeyed Dana’s rule.       (Have I ever mentioned I’m a rule rebel??)

                The “fine china” went in the cupboard.

Aha!      So THAT’s where that was hiding!!

slob, humor, free frostys tag!!

FREE Jr Frostys for a year! Yeah, baby!!

By this time, the 15 minutes were up.      Here’s the end results.      (Except I did take the Christmas stuff to its bin, when I went out the door finally.)

slob, humor, end results

And the reason the roach motels are still there:  I knew it would be an long, involved process, setting them up, and replacing all the full ones, with these new ones.       So, just better to leave it for another day.


I’m as happy as can be with the way that spot looks!!         Now, the REAL work begins, of keeping it clear like that!!!        (It’s such a handy spot to set stuff down, just inside the door!!) 

So that’s 15 more minutes added to the SS Scullery.     Total so far: 2 hours, 40 minutes.