06 Jun Project Kitchen Gorgeous – Packing Up
I hate to tell you in advance, but this post is not going to be gorgeous.
I know lots of people applaud *keeping it real,* but personally, I like B&B to be an escape from that but… I’m breaking from my own mandate today and giving it to you like it is….you might want to cover your eyes.
Oh and PS, our 3 month old computer that just came back from it’s third trip to the geeks, is still Fd up…
all of the punctuation marks have gone nutzoid so I can’t make apostrophes or question marks- and the internet keeps disconnecting….so fabulous…not!
Anyhow…if my post seems overly formal (autocorrect can fix some of them but not all) in the language department, that’s why:(
It’s is the time in that story for the ugly truth.
We’ve made all the pretty plans but the reality of a total overhaul is starting to sink in.
The start date has actually moved (insert sad face) a little and now we’re due to start on the 27th.
In the meantime, we have a lot of organizing and packing to do.
As you know…the kitchen at present looks like this…
I know what you’re going to say.. it’s not SO bad but truthfully, the problems lie behind those semi-pretty doors.
There is very little actual organization and we are in desperate need of better storage…we have no garbage or recycling station at all, which means bags are simply hung on the doors and because of my sweet pooch Lola… trust me when I say…this is REALLY NOT A GOOD SYSTEM.
So…the truth of the matter is these hideous befores…
See that Tupperware drawer…nightmare and then there’s the side cabinet that acts as our appliance graveyard..again, total shit show.
Oh and I think I left out our knife drawer- it’s above the plastic’s drawer…one huge dump zone filled with way too many sharp things- so so not cool.
Anyhoo… let’s just say the situation right now is not idea so I was kind of actually excited to start clearning it all out in the sweet dreams that there are MUCH better days ahead.
So, I spent three hours this weekend beginning the process and managed to clear out a grande total of three drawers.
And PS on that one, while clearing these little spots out, I came across at least 7 full sets of utensils- please if you hear me lusting after some other flatware on Ebay or the like, make me stop!
At the end of my first fore into the whole thing, I had two buckets filled and a pile of crap all over the rest of the kitchen.
I guess that’s part of the process…cleaning makes more mess.
Our plan is to continue doing a couple of drawers each weekend, working our way through the less used stuff to our more critical.
Hopefully we’ll have one bucket of forks, plates and the like that will stay in use and the rest is going to be piled in the basement (after we purge a bunch of crap that we never use anyways.)
Our fridge is going to the living room so we’ll be able have that, and hopefully a make-shift sink will keep us at least partially sane.
Oh and speaking of the fridge, I have to show you this…I also spent a few hours yesterday at the grocery store.
I tweeted about what happened last night and I have to offer photos of my fridge and pantry as proof.
For those of you who didn’t see my tweets, I came home from the store $668 poorer that when I left my home- yes my effing bill was $668…I almost had a stroke on the spot.
People have been commenting and asking that I must have bought a party worth of stuff- well my friends, here is the cold hard truth on that one.
I shopped at Loblaws, which for my international friends who might not know the store, means I knew more would be spent- they have clothes and home goods there so ya…bill was definitely going to be higher.
On average, our family bill is $300 a week.
During this shop, I bought one bag of kiddie clothes- the total on that was $125.
I also bought a bath mat and garbage bin for my daughter’s bathroom- total there- $45.
I also bought a swiffer duster and some brass cleaning stuff- oh and some gummy vitamins for the kids…$60.
The rest was simply food- see.
So boys and girls… that’s approx. $500 worth of food that will be gone in 1 week- total and utter suckage.
And that my friends is where we are as of today.
I think because we have a couple of weeks to go now before the actual demo begins, we’ll take a little break from PKG- perhaps *The Wink of Pink* will take it’s place for a few weeks.
I am beyond excited to get started and even though this packing will take…I don’t know…100 hours, I know it is going to be soooooo worth it!!!
And because I know you’re sad about the break, I’ll make it up to you with more pictures of Project Zhush- that’s coming up tomorrow!