Monday, January 23, 2012

Drawer organizing & Oven cleaning

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty good. I had a fairly productive Saturday, but fell a little short on Sunday. Plus I have a problem with evaluating how long it takes to do a project. It’s a little unrealistic to think I can tackle my whole to-do list in a weekend.
But here are some things I did do:
This was my junk drawer (which hasn’t been organized since moving in almost 6 years ago) before-
Yes- all of the stuff on the counter came from inside the drawer.
It was a little hard to open.
And here it is now after a little purging and organizing-
I also had a VERY dirty stove and microwave. I’ve had a lot of spillage while baking these past holidays. So, lots of crud on the bottom. I tried to clean my oven with the self-clean function on the dial a couple of weeks ago. That. was. a. big. mistake. Cleaning it was not fun. Let’s just say my boys and I had to evacuate the place because the smoke was too thick. Never again, never again.
Here’s some pictures to show the grime and grit.
I just used some good ole’ trusty 409 cleaner and combined it with the Magic Eraser. Not sure if that was a good idea- but it did the job. Also, I put some lemon water in a bowl inside the microwave for 5 minutes and just wiped out the inside. Easy peasy.
No amount of cleaner or elbow grease was touching those drip pans. Sorry you had to see that. Disgusting, I know. So I tossed them in the garbage. I went to the store and picked up 4 new ones for under $10. Well worth it! My stove looks brand new.
Hopefully, more house projects to come!

1 comment:

  1. You're right, that pic did turn the stomach... It does make me want to clean out my junk drawer though! :)