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Figured It Out


Most people jump on the Resolution bandwagon for January 1st. I know, from plenty of experience, that my New Year’s decisions may last a few months at best. But there have been a few that have worked.

Generally, first I need to recognize I would be better off doing something that could become a healthier routine. Deciding I need to lose weight as a vague concept has not worked. The decision HAS to be more reachable than that for me.

About 20 years ago, for example, in the middle of kids-in-elementary-school-and-a-partner-whose-standard-of-what-was-acceptable-as-clean-was-lower-than-mine I was beginning to feel overwhelmed by the state of my kitchen. Counters were cluttered.  Stuff in drawers and cabinets were jumbled. cleaning-house-clipart3

So that year I spent 10 more minutes in the after supper clean-up. I straightened ONE drawer one day and wiped it clean the next. Small steps. I could fit them in.

By the end of the year it was a better habit. Not full time and not constant, but definitely something that I was able to change.

So today, as my husband and I spent about an hour cleaning, it occurred to me that I am starting a real business this year where I will be in a commercial kitchen preparing food for other people to buy and eat. That kitchen will HAVE to be kept very clean and sanitary. clean

And it is time to be better at home. All the time. Let’s see how I do.


Author: GoingPlaces Can-Do Zero Waste

I moved to McMinnville a few years ago and was impressed with its friendliness and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. I write several blogs. GoingPlacesLivingLife is my personal blog related to travel, food and just general thoughts. Can-Do Real Food tells about my business processing local produce from small farms and preserving it by canning and dehydrating. The concept of Zero Waste appeals to me because we can truly reduce what gets tossed into the landfill with very small changes in our lifestyle. Join us.

2 thoughts on “Figured It Out

  1. Great! Much healthier for you in more ways than one…….easier to keep up with it when it is done at that moment instead of “later”. How’s the new vacuum? Lightweight and easier to use?

  2. You’ll do great!
    Wait until you see the benefit of a date and a description on each item in your home refrigerator. It makes managing things from cook day to freezer and out again (i date when i unfreeze something too! hahaha!
    I also prepare heat and serve meals for my parents – they think it;s the best thing since sliced bread!
    Good luck !

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