Last Saturday, I hosted a bridal shower in my home for a young woman from church. I was providing the place, and someone else was bringing the decorations, set-up, etc. I was only responsible to have the house clean, make my one small contribution to the food table, and be available. So I cleaned, and I was pretty happy with my results.
This is the counter a bit after the shower–not completely clean, but close!
We have a long, skinny galley kitchen with very little counter space. So one thing I did was cleaned off the counter surfaces completely. Our refrigerator stands between two island like tables I have added to serve as extra counter space, so I removed all the papers, notices, pictures, etc., from the refrigerator, too. Boy, do I love a clutter free refrigerator. Who knew how good something so simple could make me feel?
In the week since the shower, I have tried to keep the counters and fridge clear of as much stuff as possible. It has been great to have more space for cutting, serving, etc., this week because there’s not a lot of extra junk sitting on my counters. I have felt more calm in my kitchen than I have in a long time.
Now, with 4 kids and a husband, is it possible to keep up this clean counter-top regimen? Time will tell. In the mean time, would you like me to slice you a piece of banana bread on my nice clean counter top?