Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Before Valentine's Day


White Chocolate Box, at Dean & Deluca

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

  • Wear something pretty tonight, whether you're going out or staying in. You're doing this for you, not for other people.

  • Make a quick run through your house, tidying up ahead of the weekend. Empty trash cans, take out recycling, wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters, pick up items in your living room, de-clutter your dining table and mail table, hang up coats in closets, put away shoes, remove dead flowers or dead houseplants.

  • Fill up your car with gas, stop by an ATM for cash and a Redbox for movies if needed.

  • Need to mail out any last minute Valentine letters? Return any Netflix movies?

TODAY'S PROJECT: Kitchen Tidying

I'm going out tonight, so I don't have a lot of time to work on maintaining my home. I can't take on a big project before I leave, but I can accomplish a few needed tasks in the kitchen.

Someone already ran the dishwasher this morning, so I just need to empty it and put a couple dirty glasses from the sink back into it. I scrubbed the stainless steel sink yesterday, so I just need to wipe it down. I plan to sort the cabinet under the kitchen sink - it's very hard to find anything under there. I'll move some of the cleaning supplies under there to their proper home in the laundry room, and check the batteries in the flashlight I keep there. I'll put my collection of plastic bags in my trunk to recycle at the grocery store next to the restaurant I'm going to tonight. The granite counters need to be sprayed (with my lemon basil counter spray that smells so nice).

Right before I leave, I'll mop the kitchen floor and close the door behind me. The floor will dry so much faster without dogs and people walking across it right after I mop!

LOVELY LINKS FOR TODAY:

Recipes for Romance (Epicurious)

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