Cleaning out the Pot Cupboard, so to speak

We were up at the crack yesterday, you know, baby etc, status quo.  Dave and E were out of the door at 6.50am to the hospital for a follow-up xray and new cast so I really had no choice but to be productive.

I whipped up a large batch of baby breakfast puree {pears, peaches, blueberries, strawberries and apricots} and was washing up and putting the dishes away.  The pots wouldn’t easily/neatly fit in the pot cupboard – please tell me I’m not the only one with cupboards like this!  Usually I’d just wiggle everything around until I could close the doors and walk away without a second thought.  I did give it a second thought however, and my thought was; “goddam it, I’m going to clean out that cupboard.  Not tomorrow but right NOW!”.

And I did.

As I was cleaning I was having some more thoughts!  Huzzah – thinking!  I never spend much time on New Years Resolutions and the like, but the pot cupboard makeover as a Random Act of Cleaning {RAOC} made me realise how much I procrastinate.  Procrastinating is directly correlated with productivity and productivity is my jam.

From now on, when something needs organising, cleaning, tidying, finishing, sorting {+cuddling, listening, reading to}, I will do it.  Pronto.  Much like you I’m sure, I suffer from severe not-enough-hours-in-the-day-itis, so, this year I want to be consciously more productive and more precious about what I’m giving my time to throughout the day.

And now, enjoy this picture of my ah-ha moment – behold, the Pot Cupboard, symbol of the Productive Project 2014.




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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

4 thoughts on “Cleaning out the Pot Cupboard, so to speak”

  1. Ooh, I'm also in this cleaning/clearing/sorting mode at the moment. 🙂 New year, clean slate and all that! 😉 Have a great 2014. 🙂

  2. Well done. I did the same this yesterday and cleaned my oven. Was bad at the time but so glad it's done.

  3. It's amazing how these things just end up giving us room to breathe and be! some people work better under the pressure and stress but I for one like getting things done to be able to exist without it weighing on my mind. good for you! Nice cupboad and great goal x

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