I am so excited that I completed one set of handmade Christmas gifts this week - a total of seven items in all. I added those to my Christmas gift box and updated my Christmas Gift List. I'm hoping to start on the next set of handmade items this week - I'll need to make nine of them.
DECLUTTERING WEEKS 8 & 9
The kitchen was the focus for these two weeks of cleaning and decluttering. I cleaned both refrigerator/freezers and checked expiration dates on the condiments. I had two items that were past their expiration dates, otherwise everything looked great. The second refrigerator/freezer occassionally freezes up when the drain hole from the freezer to the refrigerator for the defrosting gets clogged up, so I also got that cleared again. I straightened and organized all the pantry shelves and wiped down the containers in our baking cabinet. I also reorganized the Tupperware drawers which seem to get higgly-piggly faster than any of the other drawers! We normally keep a pretty well stocked pantry, however I've been letting things run a little lower lately. I made a huge trip to the grocery store and stocked up on all the staples and a few extra baking supplies I know I'll be needing for the holidays.