Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
Sunday, July 4
This revolting view is the top of my kitchen cupboards. Untouched since we moved in, the likelihood that the previous occupants of our flat ever cleaned them is very low indeed, considering the state they left the rest of the flat in!
But yesterday I decided that it was time to start the deep-clean of the kitchen. I've run out of storage space in my cupboards, especially for empty chutney jars, and the tops of the cupboards make the perfect spot for something that will only be needed on occasion.
You can see from the photo the before (on the right) and the after (on the left) - after the top layer of grease and dust has been scraped off using a DIY scraping tool, that is! Yeuch!
I then had to scrub the remaining debris using a pan scourer and some Bar Keeper's Friend (bloody marvellous cleaning powder that can do the job of any number of other squirty things), along with a bit of elbow grease.
It's going to be a long-term project - I only managed to get one unit top clean, and the cupboards also have to be cleared out, excess crockery disposed of and a bit of rationalisation of pots, pans and equipment carried out. However the jars are now stored tidily on top of the first cupboard, so the first stage is complete and I feel like I've actually achieved something.