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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Spring Cleaning The Kitchen

eti forwared me a couple of links she thought i would like. i more than liked them. i'm addicted to them. showed them to hubby and told him i want to do this, i want to buy that, i want to get this, i want to start that...

so this morning, with a notebook in one hand, the camera in the other, i went around the house to see what needs to be done. my first stop and i made up my mind. god...how buruk is my kitchen!

















that's my first target. i love how becky organised her kitchen, the way she labelled her spices and medication and arranged her books. when i made the kitchen cabinets, i requested for book shelves. unfortunately its not at the best of positions at the moment. i went through amir's phase of arranging mummy's books, i'm going though asyraf's phase of arranging mummy's books and i'll go through ariff's phase of arranging mummy's books.

















i wanted to label my spice jars and containers since 2 years ago, when i was a sahm and spent hours in the kitchen, but i never got round to actually doing it. then when we had to concentrate on asyraf, i totally neglected my kitchen and all the spices that have gone past their best-before date. now i'm getting back my cooking mood and i feel like buying every single mccormick spice ever produced.

















i have quite a bit of space & drawers but i cant seem to organise my things properly. i should have made the slots for plates and cups instead of keeping them in the drawers. i know i dont like the way i arrance my mugs.






























the drawers on my island contains everything needed for cooking and baking, all stored within easy reach. they are in desperate need of cleaning and rearraging.

























same goes to the cabinet i store the cookies, bread, rice and other dry ingredients. i really need to hose them down. i requested for a special tv storage place but the tv has been moved to the boys' room so its currently bare.


















so i pujuk-ed hubby to take a day off soon (i cant do it on my own - no drive) and we'll tackle the back of the house together; me doing the kitchen and him doing the maid's room, which we will will converting into a store room (since we wont be having a live-in maid anytime soon).

my next project (hopefully to start next month) is the boys room. that's another entry altogether.

13 comments:

syerah said...

sgt segannnnnnnnnnn okey!!!!

dapo sy x tekemas pon.sob sob sob.nak panjat2 susah la sarat bebeno nih.esok nak suruh senol pegang kusi masa panjat.maklomla..sy spesis renek.ekekeke:D

tiza said...

pls take a look at my beautiful kitchen n take note...hihihi...

i got pengseperate dlm drawers for canned stuff & boxes stuff...
i got the besi thingy for plates n bowls...
i got hanging thingy for laddles & benda2 tu semua...
i got ikea punya nice bottles for salt n spices n pasta n beras...

its a shame i dont stay there...

but, again, pls take note...
hehehe...

Maya Nizwa said...

makcik.. makanan dlm drawer tu sama plak dgn makanan kat drawer umah i.. hehehe.. kerisik, maggi mee, milo fuze.. hahahaha

Being Normal said...

i always like your kitchen, even inspired(wow, what a strong word)to have my new kitchen like yours...

MDR said...

hi there..bloghopped over from someone's blog..i really like urs, here, even though i've only become a silent reader for a couple of days :-)

that kitchen is sooo neat and clean, it puts mine to shame! seriously I can't imagine how much nicer it's going to look after you 'spring clean!' :-D

btw, i think i once saw ur wedding picture in Pengantin magazine, like way back in 2004 before my wedding in 2005...

that was u right? :-)

eiseai said...

syerah...sama lah kita kecik2. cabiet2 yg tinggi semua tak terusik. berhabuk...

tiza...if u not there anymore, take lah the separators for me to use. bottles semua i got already, just waiting to label them.

maria...tu semua ada dlm drawer utk menolong on weekdays. balik tak sempat nak masak, ada 2 minutes je nak buat maggi :)

normal...if u do a kitchen like mine, tone down on the island. we kinda regret having an island so big. mula2 best having that big a counter, but in the end feels that its menyemak & takes up too much space.

mdr...i censored the pictures that show my real kitchen, the dust, the lipas, the fingerprints, the cookie crumbs. that's why it "looks" neat and clean. yeah, that was us in the 2004 pengantin (july edition i think)

tiza said...

aaahh yes...the lipas...
i remember it all too well...

me screaming like mad when i saw the evil little thing...
amir screaming like mad coz i screamed like mad...
hahaha...

laaaa...if u told me sooner, can take...
but now got tenant already...

Nae said...

that is a very cozy & neat kitchen...mine is bursting at the seam, overload with junks

i badly needs spring cleaning too

Diana@Mama Adam Mukhriz said...

wah kak sally dah buat sesi mengemas daponya yg cantik tu .. mine py dapur kecik jer .. nie pun baru pas mengmakeoverkan umh ... umh sewa je pun saye nie ...he..he segan ngan kak sallynya house ;-)

ezrina said...

Kitchen yg begini punya kemas dan cantik..dia katanya buruk...

Taklah Js..cantik lah dapur u ni....
I pulak yg tak sabar2 nak decorate dapur i nanti...

Siap ada sudut bacaan lagi haa....
mmg best betul..

nkarim said...

ha!ha! thot so you'd love the website, very nice and spotless kitchen you have. what I can do with a kitchen that size, best nya!!! one thing you forgot to show is your fridge and freezer??? how do you organize that??? let me see!!!! ha!ha! mine is filled with tupperwares and lock&lock.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! I'm a bit jealous! :)

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