Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Cleaning: A Tidy Workspace

I am not an experienced homemaker. I do like it tidy, but when it comes to the ins and outs of keeping a household running, I'm still a freshman. Just the other day I became acquainted with the concept of a "hot spot." The idea is that there are certain areas in your house that, when left unattended, tend towards chaos and clutter. I can name the hot spots in my house off the top of my head. The dresser by the entryway. The dresser in Ben and my bedroom. And then there's the workspace in our kitchen. Part desk, part landing pad for groceries, part food prep area (our kitchen is just about 10' by 10', so you get the idea: there's a lot of multipurpose space). And this morning I finally got around to tackling this hot spot. Now, there is the netbook, a basket with clean washcloths, and a notepad with a container of pens. No longer will my business cards be used for grocery lists!

Maybe if the thrift store gods find me favorable, I'll even score some spice containers one day to streamline the unorganized spice rack. In the mean time, I'm just happy to be moving in the right direction. Next up: the closets.

Where does your Easter cleaning find you?


Kerry said...

I love the pops of red. Such a pretty space. I'm checking in again and am feeling grateful for a big dose of your lovely home, family, and ideas.

Once Upon A Parent said...

That looks like such a lovely space in such a loving kitchen. I am really looking forward to seeing you this weekend. I am hoping I can snap some pics before hand.

KnitterMama said...

Oh we have a few of those in my house too--the kitchen island and my desk by the front door. They drive me crazy and I have not yet found the "solution" for them. I love the splashes of red in your kitchen!