Thursday, January 06, 2011

So the Bottles Rejoiced, and There Was Peace in the Land...

Day 5 of the challenge:  Organize the Area Under Your Sink.
Analyzing...analyzing...analyzing...


DO-ABLE!!!

Here's the area under my kitchen sink...and the part where I start filling out paperwork for TLC's new show--Hoarders: Household Cleaner Edition. 




I often refer to myself as a "smeller of things," and to me, cleaning products feed right into this.  Plus, all clutter to the contrary, I like to clean!

A lover of all things Shaklee these days, I'm also still partial to Method's non-toxic cleaners.  I especially like their Wood for Good. 


I had especially high hopes for their Anti-Bac line with Clean Well, but ...meh.  My smeller no likey.  My smeller is fickle.  Amend my title to Fickle Smeller of Things.

Syringe of Doom.  ABsolutely essential at this time of year, when the ants decide it's too cold outside and that it's a grand time to move in.  I've tried the whole natural route of Cayenne Pepper and Paprika.  The only thing I end up with are spicy ants.

This fella isn't long for this world.  It's a certain brand name dishwasher detergent that surely cleans the dickens out of my dishes, but leaves behind a chemical smell (and surely a residue) that I could do without.  As soon as the UPS man arrives with my Shaklee box, out he goes!  P.S.  Would one be subject to any sort of harassment claim if  they were to tackle my, I mean THEIR, UPS man?  I'm asking for a friend.




Poor bin.  You've got a bit of dandruff.


Here.  Let me shampoo that out for you.



If you're anything like me, your Diet Coke should be nearby for the essential "mid-organization swig." 

And hey, there we go!  Much better! I tossed a lot of bottles that had mere DRIPS of cleaner in them, and reassigned the not-so-swell Clean Well stuff to my master bath for the remainder of their tenure.

Under-sink organization is brought to you today by the gentle, loving husband who plays games with his daughters whilst his wife takes pictures of cleaning supplies. 

Link-a-dink-a-doo...





20 comments:

My world said...

oh goodness..........very funny!

Megan said...

Looks great!
Megan.

Megan said...

Looks great!
Megan.

Erin said...

Super funny - great job!

sabrina said...

Reading your blogs is like reading a book!!

Great entertainment!

A Jennuine Life said...

This made me laugh! The hubs was wrangling our daughter during my tidy time as well! Ever try Great Stuff to fill the little holes the ants find to come in?

Kate said...

Is the Syringe of Doom safe for pets? I had a HUGE ant problem this Fall where they kept crawling into the dog's food. We had to feed in really small servings and ended up throwing lots away.

mom2maya said...

I agree with everyone else, you crack me UP! Love it!

Sally said...

Jenn...no, I haven't even heard of it! Do tell! Kate...I'm pretty sure this would not be safe around pets who are natually curious and lick things(like our new cats!). You can be pretty discrete about where you put the gel, but I'll probably have to find an alternative. Thanks for the kind words, ladies!

Amanda H. said...

I clicked over from Bowl Full of Lemons and realized I have also been here recently from Ana White. So... are you blog stalking me? Lol. Loved reading your posts. I look forward to more!

Sally said...

Yes, Amanda. And it's allll going according to plan. {rubs hands together} :) Thanks for visiting. Ana's the best!

Stephania said...

Just one question....Are "spicy ants" edible?

Stephania said...

And while you are the "Fickle smeller of things" Dan suggested that I am the "Toucher of Things"...which made me laugh. I suggested that perhaps that's not the best nickname for me. Thoughts?

Shelly said...

LOL - love your take on all of this. Great job on your cabinet!!

Amanda said...

looks great! i love Wood for Good too! i have an almond one and it smells so good!

Andrea said...

Thank you for my afternoon chuckle!

When we get ants, we use Terro.

Shelly said...

You are so funny! Love it!

Collections from my Heart said...

thank God for husbands like that!

Toni said...

Great job on this. Cant wait for your post tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

My smeller no likely the Method anit-bac either! I sprayed it once and down the drain it went. I'm now wondering once again why I did not smell it before ever purchasing it. Love your post...very enjoyable to read,and under your sink looks great.