Monday, May 19, 2008
Pretty much from the beginning of our marriage Ashton and I have been working on our food storage and we were doing pretty well. We always kept everything organized on some shelves we bought from Home Depot that we put in our downstairs closet. However, the last little while we have both been so busy that we kind of just got in the habit of throwing things in there randomly. So what does this lead to? It leads to me not being able to see what we have, then forgetting about it, and ultimately having to throw it away. What a waste! Well this last weekend I bought a 25 lb bag of flour from the bishops storehouse (or rather the building connected to it) and when I came home I decided it was time to go through the food storage closet. I took everything out and before I could put it all back I had to package up my older bag of whole wheat flour and my new bag of white flour. It was pretty interesting. I had to stand on a stole because the bucket on the counter was too high and my little arms couldn't reach the top of the bucket while holding a 25 lb bag of flour. Ashton kept looking over at me from the family room where he was studying. I knew he was laughing at me secretly, but I can't say that I blame him. Every now and then he would sneak into the kitchen just as I began to pour the flour and start kissing me, in hopes to distract me. Lets just say it took a lot longer than I thought, but by the end everything was neatly packaged and tidily placed in the newly reorganized closet where it would be easy to see and get to. On the other hand, my kitchen and I were anything but tidy, all covered with a nice white layer of flour. (PS The key to cleaning up flour is keeping water out of the picture, unless you enjoy cleaning up the pasty white glue that flour and water create). All in all something about having a clean closet made me feel so good that I decided to go through all of the other closets in the house. So as of right now all of the closets in our house are clean and organized, what a great feeling.