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Jul 8, 2011

RANDOM: What A Mess

THIS IS A REPOST BUT IT IS TIME FOR ME TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN. IT IS EVEN WORSE THIS TIME AROUND. IS THERE A 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR THIS KIND OF THING? NO I AM NOT A HOARDER. REALLY!! I'M NOT.
I am famous for buying more of something at the grocery store that I already have in the pantry. I am very short and can't even see what is on the top shelf let alone reach it. Besides if I am getting one of something I might as well get two. You never know when all the grocery stores in the world will disappear on the same day and I won't have a tin of green peppercorns from Madagascar to make a sauce for my steak.

I luckily had a tall person here to empty out the top shelf for me.
I don't have "food" so much as I have "ingredients". Always the promise of good things. None of the commitment.
Then there are the expired products. Now I will have a record of when it was clean and tidy so that I can see how long I can keep it up. Enough writing. I need to go to the grocery store.

6 comments:

GrannyPam said...

Buy a stool. No really, buy a stool.

Sue said...

Oh good grief- if I counted the number of cans of pineapple I have in the pantry, I think I would be able to make 10 pineapple upside down cakes! Not to mention the number of taco seasoning packets and cans of petite diced tomatoes that I buy every darn time I shop! But do I have any canned milk to make my favorite cream sauce? Heck no! Lists! I need to make lists!!! aagghh...... Can someone say my organizational skills are sadly lacking?

We didn't come here for the grass... said...

Ha - I think its an Canadian thing. My parents lived there for several years (during which time I was born, so I'm a fellow canuck) and Mum always has a fully stocked larder. She says she got into the habit in Canada because of the winters. You never knew when you'd get snowed in. They lived in a remote area, so it was an issue. However, now she lives in Ireland, walking distance from a supermarket, and it's the same thing...perhaps she's afraid she'll get rained in!

Maureen said...

Feel better? I always do! Although truth be told, it's the other people that I live with who don't get my system!

Impulsive Addict said...

Organization makes me HAPPY! I need to do this to a few of my cabinets. I've been slacking!

Rachel Faith said...

Ah, the peril of those wonderfully spacious American kitchens is...all that space! I manage to avoid clutter by living in a very cramped British flat. I can hardly fit myself into the kitchen to cook dinner (as you can see, there are downsides to this lifestyle).

Found you via Mila at Here Under the Rainbow, now following :)

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