I am so glad that I allowed myself two week to clean the kitchen. I spent the first week cleaning out cupboards, drawers and cleaning off surfaces. The second week, I spent cleaning the large appliances… stove, fridge/freezer and deep freeze. I had time to do a complete job.
The deep freeze was more of a re-shuffle and re-organize. The fridge and freezer combo was a good deep clean. I took everything out and threw away foods that were questionable (which I normally do on a weekly basis) and wiped down all the shelves and walls. Even though I clean the fridge on a weekly basis, there were nooks and crannies that I had overlooked. Oops!!
The last time I deep cleaned my fridge, I put contact paper on my door shelves. It makes them easy to wipe off and less likely to get stained.
The other big task that I have been working on for the Grand Holiday Plan is homemade gifts. I am huge fan of giving homemade gifts. I am actually working on multiple projects at once. It keeps me from getting bored and I know that I will finish them at different times. The yellow project is a baby blanket. It is a long term project… probably won’t finish this just right before I need to mail it.
This doesn’t look like much but.. it is the beginnings of a winter hat. I should finish this project sometime next week.
This is a baby hat that I finished last week. It only took me a day to two to make. I am hoping to make one more of these before Christmas mailing time.
Next week, I will be deep cleaning in my office space. Check back next week on Wednesday for a peek into my little work space. I will also update you on any finished gift project (or any new ones).
Tomorrow, I will have a yummy recipe for you… it will be both gluten free and regular. **My house smells so heavenly right now as it bakes in the oven.
How is your holiday prep going?