I’m still following the A Bowl Full of Lemons #2016abfolchallenge to declutter and tidy my home. Week 2 is the pantry, but as I live in a modern UK home, I don’t have one. My utility room is a continuation of my kitchen, so I thought I’d attack that this week.Again, there is too much stuff cluttering up the place. I did manage to free up one cupboard last week by moving things from here to the kitchen though which was a great starting place.I had some cleaning stuff in this cupboard and laundry bits in another which was also rammed full of other paraphernalia.A simple empty out of both cupboards meant that I could put all the cleaning bits together with the iron, and my baking tins could leave the surfaces and be put away behind closed doors with the batteries and screwdrivers.The other main cupboard had first aid, manuals, BBQ tools and the steamer and toaster which don’t get used very regularly.The BBQ tools were relocated out of the way (don’t think I’ll be needing them in the next few months!), and Mr CG hauled out all the household paperwork from the many cubby holes in the house. Out of date stuff was recycled or shredded and only the current paperwork was kept.A good vacuum of the tumble drier, a hot wash with soda crystals for the washing machine and the job was done.The ironing and washing were tackled the day after this photo and everything is now complete. I just need to find a way of keeping my hangers untangled, so if you have any hints and tips…!
Week three is the dining room, which in our house is also the Craftyguidelets’ craft room. I may need therapy after that!