I gotta crow...
Friday, October 22, 2010
Last week I declared war on the bugs in my house. I have had an invasion of brown moths for the past year in my pantry. Glass jars, organic traps, tossing the dry goods, moving the dry goods out to the garage pantry, nothing stopped the buggers.
Last week I decided to move the food from the pantry cupboard inside to a different cupboard, cleaned out the old stuff, and then the cupboards. The top cupboard, over my head is where we keep the liquor...we aren't big drinkers. I was in cleaning mode so I pulled up the step ladder and started hauling stuff out of the cabinet. Low and behold, that's where command central for the moths was. It was quite disgusting, but I cowgirled up and cleaned it out really well, then transfered all the foodstuffs to another side of my kitchen and put cooking items in the old food pantry.
Saturday was flea bomb day. We have cats, the cats had fleas, the fleas were jumping on me. It had to change. We planned the attacked, closed up the house, set off 3 bombs, went to the movies, came back to open the house and out for burgers while the house aired out. The instructions on the can said wash any food prep items that came in contact with the spray. Taking that as a sign, I decided to clean my kitchen. I mean really clean the kitchen, everything out of every cupboard, every item washed or wiped down, all the cabinets wiped out, drawers emptied, resorted, cleaned of crumbs in the corners, duplicate items removed. It has taken me all week working 3 or 4 hours a day. Today I finished the refrigerator, the last item on my list. My kitchen is clean, no junk, no crumbs, no sticky shelves, no old food, no moths and no fleas. It is really clean and done! I love it!