Monday, August 13, 2012

How to have a clean kitchen upon moving in: 5 easy steps

  1. Open the first box in the kitchen to find a glass Pepsi bottle you have never before seen in your life.
  2. Look a the bottle with confusion and put on the counter.
  3. Continue unpacking.
  4. Reach over to put something else away, knocking the bottle onto the stone floor, where it shatters, including into glass dust in the grout at the point of impact.
  5. Mop. Repeat as necessary.
All of the boxes are unpacked and it only remains to find homes for those occaisionally used small objects where it is unclear whether they are really important, or trash.


  1. Wow, congratulations on being unpacked already! I still have a box or two I need to look for; I'll have to keep your cleaning tactic in mind ;) lol, though my kids are giving me plenty of other reasons to sweep and clean.

  2. Through my many moves, I have learned that the likelihood of an object finding a good home decreases exponentially with the amount of time it remains without a home starting at about move in day +1. Therefore, I make a big push at the beginning to get things sorted.