Lately, I've been pondering the enormity of work that needs to be done around my house. It's seriously overwhelming when I try to contemplate the entire list -- hours and hours of time I don't have. And even if I had those hours, I would vastly prefer to spend them doing something other than cleaning.
So I've decided to turn them into a blogging project. If I related housework somehow to my writing, it's much easier for me to tolerate.
As a result, I'll be sharing my "P@H Project" series here at the blog. If you care to play along, feel free. If you think I'm completely out of control and that I should just suck it up and spend the next week offline and cleaning, feel free to share that in the comments section below. I can use the feedback.
This project should have started with a list. But it didn't. It came to me today as I was removing from my freezer some unintelligible form of frozen meat that had been in there for who knows how long. The second thought that came to me after, "EWWWW... gross!" was "Hey, I should blog about this." So P@H Project #1 is "Clean Out Your Freezer". Gung-ho home organizers will probably tell me that I should have done the fridge at the same time, but that would have taken more time than I wanted to dedicate today. I'd like for these projects to be accomplishable in 20 minutes. So cleaning out the fridge will need to be a project all its own.
If you're looking for great step-by-step instructions for how to professionally clean out your freezer, find them here at the Real Simple website.
- I waste too much food. Cleaing out our freezer and finding too much expired food reminds me to be a better steward of our family's food budget.
- I am changing my habits. We are eating far less processed food these days. Much of what is current in my freezer is now frozen fruits and vegetables.
- I am concerned with my family's health. Food left lingering for too long can cause food-borne illnesses that can be a serious threat.
Your turn: When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer? What are some of the projects that you would place on your own P@H Project list?