In May (which I just realized starts in only two days!) I'm going to be embarking on my first month of a tight food budget—$450 for a hungry family of 5—so I decided I'd better clean the kitchen and get it ready for some serious use.
Strangely, I was pretty excited about doing the dishes today, because our dishwasher has not been working for about a month, and I've been handwashing everything for the last few weeks. But a friend from church, who happens to be a plumber, was able to come to the house last night and fix it (thank goodness!) I'm so glad I have my dishwasher again!
Here are some before/after pictures of some of things I accomplished today.
Kate (A Simple Walk) says
Great job Joy! Your kitchen looks awesome. I'm sure it is a huge relief to have your dishwasher back. I don't know how I'd function without mine.
Organizing the pantry is a great idea. I need to do that tomorrow so that I can have a crystal clear picture of what we already have on hand for starting the month. (Although mine is awfully empty right now, so it won't take long.)
The Happy Housewife says
Great clean up Joy! I see some things in your pantry you can use for menus that will help keep you under the $450 goal next month!
Are you ready to come do mine? 🙂
Looks like you are ready for this challenge. I'll be following along. Because of you ladies I feel challenged to keep my grocery budget in line this month too.