Sunday, August 30, 2015

Under Sink Declutter

Ever have an urge on a Saturday night to clean out a cabinet? No?  Well.. sometimes I do and I had the perfect spot -- under the kitchen sink!  We keep most of our cleaning supplies under this sink and it was starting to pile up!

Here's the guilty cluttered cabinet

Everyone loves a good before picture...

I took everything out and sorted into type of product/type of cleaner

Cabinet with almost everything out -- the extra swiffer cloths and kitchen trash bags are still working for us in this back corner.  I took time to wipe out the cabinet and each of the baskets.

Everything put back away! 

I did add some additional storage containers I just had as extras that weren't being used to break down the categories.  From the left in the white basket we've got Lysol wipes, Windex, all purpose cleaners and air freshener sprays.  The pink basket has stainless steel cook top cleaners.  The clear shoe box behind the middle bar has all the wood product cleaners.  Then there's a row of dish type products.  The little shallow tray has garbage disposal cleaners and Goo-Goo gone products.  I also keep potatoes in this cabinet -- just really don't have a better option!  

I found a few things that didn't belong in here (plant food and plastic ice cubes) and tossed some other items and am really pleased with how it turned out!  Plus, it took only 30 minutes, tops.  Now, I'm inspired to find some other problem areas in the house!

Friday, August 21, 2015

July Progress Toward Goals

It's almost time for September which is a crazy month of travel for me.  That also means some of my goals will take a hit.  I have been doing SO much better on the exercise front!  I decided it was time to buckle down and lose some pounds and I'm doing decent so far!  I think I'm down about 6 lbs since August 3rd.  I've really been doing a combination of things - calorie counting, elliptical-ing several times a week for at least 30 minutes and the 21-Day Fix.  The DVD work outs with the 21-Day Fix are INTENSE.  I've been spreading them out in order to match up with my crazy work schedule this week and also with company being in town.  I also get bored easy so I like alternating the elliptical and DVDs.  We've been tied up so many weekends lately I haven't gotten to do much scrapbooking which is a bummer.  I've already started our Spain/Portugal trip and have about 3.5 days complete.  
1 - Used up Products
  1. Bath Salts from our honeymoon to French Polynesia
  2. Quiver Hand Soap from Scentsy
  3. Lush Pink travel size Shower gel - great scent!  
2.  Books & Magazine

  •  I'm on a roll clearing out my back log of magazines!  8 were tossed this month.  
  • Completed 2 Audible Books - Sea Swept, Book 1 by Nora Roberts and Grey by E.L. James
3.  Blog Posts
  • Only 1 for the month
4.  Get More Exercise
  • January = 40.71 miles
  • February = 41.11 miles
  • March = 49.59 miles
  • April = 52.51 miles
  • May =  50.86 miles
  • June =  80.38 miles 
  • July =  77.46 miles
5.  Scrapbook Progress
  • January = 30 pages
  • February = 66 pages
  • March = 31 pages
  • April = 3 pages (bummer)
  • May = 29 pages 
  • June = 57 pages  
  • July =  30 pages