First thing is first.  I have washed all of the dishes.  ALL OF THEM!  With that being said, I am breathing a sigh of relief!  Now I can plan the deep clean of my kitchen with the basics being done.  I am far from finished in there, but I am back at 0 instead of starting from -1000.

I have been working on the kitchen in spurts.  I do have pictures.  It is NOT 100% clean and tidy, but the basic surface cleaning is ready for the deeper clean.

 

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The Kitchen Table is ready for meals.

I cleared off the kitchen table.  The plastic cover still needs to be cut, but I have it on the table to protect the tablecloth.  I have taken the leaf out, and I will be putting it back in to cut the cover to the right size.  I am really liking the turquoise or aqua colour that is popular right now.  The the new placemats are pretty, and they match the tablecloth.

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The pantry still needs work

I have yet to go through the pantry.  It is closer to being something I can do, with the progress I have made.

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Canned goods are now under the Island

The second part of the Pantry is under the Island.  This was a part of my kitchen shuffle I did a while back.

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Pots and Pans

The pots and pans are now under the cook top stove.  I really like the pot cover organizer we bought at Bed Bath & Beyond.  It is a great space saver& organization tool.

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Stove top cleared off.

It needs to be cleaned properly now that it is cleared off.  It won’t take too long, I bought a cleaner and some sponges to clean it with.

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Counter beside the cook top stove, over the dishwasher is cleared off

The toaster was in front of the breadbox.  The electric stand mixer was where the toaster is now.  It is better this way.

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The Coffee Station is still tidy

I  finished the dishes shortly after I stopped to take the pictures.

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My Kitchen Window over the sink

I am so happy I saw what my friend does with her scrub brush.  She keeps it in a vase.  Mine fit nicely in these vases, and they were in the windowsill before I put things in them.

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The view of the table from behind the Island.

It still needs work, but it has come a LONG way!

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A place to store recipes ad extra K-cups, and G2 for Zumba days

This was another change we made recently.

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My 2 new signs I bought to hang when I finish the kitchen.

I can’t wait to hang them up!  I will hang them when I am done the deep clean in the kitchen.

Finally some pics of progress to share.  I have been working hard at my kitchen, and it will only improve with every hour spent in there.  How is your Spring Cleaning progressing?