Domestic duties Op shop gold
SHAKE, GRIND ... NEVER YOU MINDOctober 13, 2010
I’M already over the spring cleaning . I’d settle for my house remaining clean(ish) and more than that, tidy. With two adult children livin...
I’M already over the spring cleaning. I’d settle for my house remaining clean(ish) and more than that, tidy. With two adult children living at home, a teen and a partner focused on end-of-year uni exams – all in a smaller than the average modern home space – I spend a lot of time picking things up and returning them to a rightful(ish) place.
The kitchen, in particular, is small and the dining table my only space to spread out the paperwork and blog from.
I cracked last week and at a time normal people start winding down for the night I pulled out buckets, cleaning product and the step ladder to wipe down the top of kitchen cupboards, throw out anything in the pantry past its use-by date and whittle down the multiple containers of flours, pastas, rice and sugars. It was a messy, grotty but ultimately satisfying job.
Best of all, I found a spot for my op-shopped salt shaker and pepper grinder. In fact, it wouldn’t be too far a stretch to suggest the entire kitchen overhaul was about finding a place for the $2, 1970s-style shaker and grinder. Say what you like, I’m not apologising. OK.