My day as a Spice Girl all started because I can’t go to my Orangetheory exercise class right now since I have injured my knee. I was restless and felt like a couch potato. Heck, I can’t even go for a 30 minute stroll (definitely not a power walk) right now without pain! So, I was scrolling through Face Book and saw a post in my feed called How Jane Does It and clicked. Well, I was entertained for more time than I care to discuss here but got motivated to do SOMETHING besides sit! I will warn you that Jen is in her early 40’s, married with two teenage boys and she has more energy than the Energizer Bunny. Also, she’s a talker! Her style of organization hit a note with me. You would think that by now I would have this whole thing down but retirement has allowed me to ignore certain things and I seem to lose interest in a project or get tired or side-tracked. Her 15 minutes a day zone routines make a lot of sense.
I clicked on her organizing spices video. Before you stop reading this, smirk, and raise your eyebrows, give it a chance! Honestly, it was cathartic! I followed her system by lining up all my spices in alphabetical order on the counter and found that I had multiples because I didn’t plow through all of my little bottles in the past assuming I didn’t have what I needed and bought another. Like Jen, I bought 9 small (9 inch) lazy Susans at Bed Bath & Beyond using my stack of coupons. Here are my before and after photos.
Watch her video for details on how to organize this part of your kitchen. Honestly, I’m hooked and since I still can’t exercise, I have moved on to watch more of her videos and am giving the 15 minutes a day plan a go. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Why these two pictures of Spice 2 are backwards is beyond me and I couldn’t get them to swap or align. I love technology!!!
One more thing, I was so disgusted with my Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday that I went on to clean and organize all of my kitchen cabinets after the spice success. I also logged 7,503 steps yesterday! Not bad for a Spice Girl with a bum knee who never left the house. I guess housework has its advantages.