A Productive First Week of the New Year at Our Little House
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On to today’s post:
So maybe the New Year isn’t good for resolutions, but I did have some goals to get the house a little more organized and was able to accomplish something in that regard this week.
I finally got the Christmas décor put away on January 1 (I know, tomorrow for Boxing Day turned into tomorrow and then tomorrow and then tomorrow….I blame the books) and I was still feeling a little closed in.
I previously wrote about wanting to get the microwave out of the kitchen. I never use it anymore because I just don’t trust their safety, especially when using it in such a small space. Dale uses it some, but never balked at me taking it to the garage (he just never would take it there).
On Monday, I couldn’t take it anymore, so the radiation cooker was finally moved out of the house. I think the counter looks so much nicer now and it also gives me more counter space on the other side of the stove.
I also cleaned out the “junk” drawer every kitchen seems to have and moved my washcloths and towels to that drawer and created a spice drawer, which freed up more room for food in the upper cabinet.
Why focus on the kitchen first? I’ll write more about our goal to eat healthier, what I’m doing to learn to cook healthier and tastier meals and give reviews on a couple of new recipes on Tuesday.
In the meantime, I’m going to try something new, posting links on Friday for you to read about environmental news, news on simple and small house living and anything else I think might be of interest to our Living Large community.
What have you accomplished this first full week of 2011?