Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 1

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge - Week 1

Clean Country Kitchen Challenge

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Week 1

clean country kitchen challenge

Since I have SO much to work on, in my constant mission to become a better helpmate, I decided to create challenges for myself.  Blogging these challenges is the best way for me to stay on top of these changes.  One thing I need to work on is to KEEP the kitchen in clean working order.  In other words, I need to keep a clean country kitchen!  It is easy for me to let things go in the kitchen.  This makes things difficult and causes unneeded stress.  So, my first challenge is to change my bad habits into good ones to keep the kitchen clean at all times.  Thus, begins my clean country kitchen challenge!

Time Frame

I am fully aware that it takes time to change, especially to change a bad habit into a good one.  As you can see, based on this article that discusses changing habits, it takes an AVERAGE of 66 days to change a habit.  So, I have my work cut out for me, but I know I can do it!  Along with other things I am working on to change, I will really focus on keeping this country kitchen clean over the next couple months so I can kick this bad habit!

What I am Working With


Due to the fact that we wanted to look at the area, school districts, etc, we are renting currently, an old, farmhouse.  The kitchen has a large, one basin sink, which make it difficult since I am used to two and being able to put dirty dishes on one side of the sink.  For me, this just means that I keep a small dishpan in the sink throughout the day with hot soapy water to wash things as needed.  I just change out the water as it gets cool.  I use Seventh Generation Dish Liquid – 25 oz – Free & Clear – 2 pk, which I love.  It is all natural, so cleans everything safely and gently.  They have a great line of other natural safe products that you will love for your family.  I have also used the Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent Free and Clear Unscented 106 loads (2pk 40oz ea), which is fabulous as well.

Other than that, the kitchen and it’s components are just older, which is really no big deal.  The cabinets are made of solid wood, which is difficult to find without custom order today, so that is nice.  I do need to re-organize the contents of our cabinets as well,  but that will be another challenge for another day.

Starting Out

This picture is from a few nights ago.  I was thinking I would post on this challenge every day, but after thinking about it, I think it will be better for me to post weekly instead.  For one, I don’t think it is necessary to post a picture that looks the same each day, but maybe I’ll take a few pics throughout the week for my weekly post, just to keep myself accountable.  I think doing that will help me to stay on track with my challenge (and not make it quite so boring for me or you)!

Will You Join Me?

I know there are a lot of you out there who need to jump onboard with my Clean Country Kitchen Challenge!  Who will join me?  I would love to hear from you and see pictures as you join in with this challenge.  Let’s keep our kitchens clean together and help motivate each other by sharing our progress.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Let’s work together over the next 66 Days to keep our kitchens clean!  Until then, happy country kitchen cleaning!

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2 thoughts on “Clean Country Kitchen Challenge – Week 1

  1. Ugh! The kitchen is one of my weak spots in the house too. Especially with all the cakes I make, there is always something going on in there. I am trying to be better at putting things away, right after I use it, to keep everything to manageable,. There are those days, when your in a rush and everything goes back to chaos. Good Luck in your quest

    • Sbryant1 says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! I have been working on putting things away right after I use them as well. There are those days when it gets difficult, I hear that! Good luck with keeping your kitchen manageable as well. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon!

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