Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Keeping it real

I was home on Tuesday. It was a very sad day-one, because Cecil’s grandfather passed away early that morning, and two, it was my last Tuesday off from work (I get Tuesdays off during the summer).

Most of you think I probably sat around and ate bon-bons (and I realize I am large, but no, I didn’t eat bon-bons)….some of you may think I went to the grocery store. Nope. I didn’t do that either.

I did laundry. And cleaned. And balanced my checkbook. Paid bills. Organized. Lots and lots of organizing. I feel better when things are organized. My world seems at peace when things are organized. And folks, let me remind you. I’m just keeping it real.

See this set of cabinets? It’s under my kitchen sink. They may look nice from the outside. But OH BOY. Open ‘em up and it was BAD.

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Let me show you how bad. Embarrassing bad.

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I knew this called for a great Rubbermaid container, so I grabbed one from my ever growing stash and voila! It looked great!

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Then. I tried to shut the cabinet. It was a NO GO. The container handle stuck out a smidgen too far. The next best thing was 2 box tops. It ain’t pretty, but it’s clean and organized. And that’s what counts.

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Just keepin’ it real here folks.



  1. Real works best!!! Will be thinking about you and your family.

  2. I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Charon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I had your organizing abilities. BTW, your "shameful" photo doesn't hold a candle to my caution tape-worthy room, right now. And the sad thing is, I've bought all the supplies to organize it. lol. I'm glad you keep it real, I always enjoy what you post.

  3. My "under the sink" looks way worse than what you started with. Now I feel like I need to go clean it....

  4. Any time you need to "keep it real" at my place, you are more than welcome ;). You and the family are definitely in my prayers!

  5. So sorry about Cecil's grandfather. Praying for you. Love you girl!

  6. Haha!! I'm a crazy person when it comes to organizing. I'm one of those who can't rest until every cabinet, closet, and drawer is organized!

  7. Girl, that is NOT EVEN bad! Remind me to never let you ride in my car. Ha! The ants would run you out. Oh yeah, it's that bad.


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