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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

wordful wednesday: the cupboard of shame

hands up who has a cupboard like this?

normally it's referred to as  'the plastics cupboard'

i actually went in there last week (lost my arm up to my neck i tell ya...)
and could NOT find a lid to match.  anything.



thankfully misses 12 and 13 are on a quest raise funds for our upcoming trip to OZ

17 sleeps - weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

so by the end of saturday afternoon, the cupboard was transformed


to look like this.

way2go gurlz




for more wordful wednesday, visit angie over @ seven clown circus

28 comments:

auntiegwen said...

Oh God Sue my cupboards are hellish!!

I'm so ashamed.

Debbie in Nashville said...

What an amazing transformation! Looks amazing and now you can buy more stuff and it will fit in there (just kidding!).

scrappysue said...

don't let my husband hear you say that debbie! he was adamant i should throw some stuff OUT!!! (which i did)

Sharlene Meyer said...

Hmm I have a plastics drawer that resembles your before photo, and i can NEVER find a matching lid when I need one. I wonder if Miss 3 wants another job to help with.....

Janine said...

raises hand, sure do.

Muthering Heights said...

You did a great job...it looks much better!!!

TheEclecticElement said...

Holy. WOW!
Congrats on your accomplishment :D
And I'm glad you didn't lose a hand or an arm while you were tackling the 'plastic' cupboard. LOL

Cecily R said...

Ummmm, can they come to my house and organize...my house?? Please?

debi9kids said...

Looks great!

Could you please send them my way to take care of my cabinets too please ?

Night Owl Mama said...

freat job that has to feel better

scrappysue said...

sorry ladies - they're going to be busy cleaning the cars this weekend...

cat said...

Ok, so send them over and I will help them out with some Rands on this side - not that they are worth much. (I think you will like my post today)

Anonymous said...

That is on my list "to do" tomorrow!!! Actually it has been on the list for a few days now but things are actually falling out at me, so tomorrow it is! My plastics live on the bottom shelf in the pantry and all is fine if people put things back where I had them instead of just throwing them in!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

See that? My hand is raised... Do they hire out? ;)

Elaine A. said...

I can't wait until my kids get older and can do this stuff! ;)

Heather said...

OH! I saw your cupboard and I instantly thought... that is what my LIFE feels like right now! I wish I had a couple people I could have just take my life and clean it up/organize it a bit!

T~T said...

good for them! My OCD was kicking in there !! hee hee

when are you going to OZ - we are planning a trip in 2011??

T (Tiaras & Tantrums)

Working Mum said...

Yep, we have the "daughter's cups, beakers and water bottles" cupboard, oh, and my "baking stuff" cupboard, oh, and the "cooking gadgets" cupboard. Come to think of it, I need a bit of a clear out myself!

theUngourmet said...

Gee. This looks so familiar! :D The messy one, I mean. I guess it's time for me to organize too!

theUngourmet said...

I'm watching you chick chat video right now. So cute! I did one too! :D

Sandra said...

Ha, I`m glad the garden season is starting now so I have devinitely an excuse to no longer think about cleaning and organizing my cupboards..

Melissa B. said...

Good for you! A couple of my cupboards-and the junk drawer-got an overhaul a while back, and I've successfully kept them orderly since then. My daught is coming home from college today, so that should be the REAL test! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did. Happy Friday!

Skyscraper Jigsaw

A 2 Z said...

Bonjour Sue,

Passing thru from SITS. I lived 2 years in Australia before I moved back to Canada. Whenever I went home while I lived in Ozzie the plane made a stop in NZ and every time I wanted to run out of the plane and make an exit. NZ in my mind is the most perfect place in the world. Each time I planned a vacation to visit, everything was fully booked. I always was too late. Its a very popular destination with Ozzies as well. Love your blog. Will be back.

Anne-Marie

Nellyn said...

Eek! I hate not being able to find lids that match the tupperware! Grrr!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

sexgrinch said...

Ours was the "tupperware space" and looked much like yours! I hated it growing up!

I refuse to live like that (You've just met a total clutter FREAK). We've spent a lot of money on matching tupperware so I don't have to lose my mind (or an arm) organizing like you did!

Looks great though!

gigi said...

Would they consider helping me over here at my house??

Tricia @ Crafting Vicariously said...

Looks a lot like my cupboards. Too bad my kids won't help me clean them up. Oldest is 10, boy and doesn't give a crap about organization.

Jessica said...

Yup! I have a cupboard like this. Every once in a while somebody gets brave enough to actually organize it but with a toddler around that never lasts long. Bravo to you!