Let’s talk about PET PEEVES. We ALL have them, but I feel like I have a lot of them. Probably too many. Although I’m not sure…how many pet peeves is too many pet peeves? And what exactly does it say about a person when they have a lot of them? I like to think I’m a fairly positive and upbeat person, I really don’t like to dwell on negative things.
So why am I plagued with PPS??? (pet peeve syndrome).
I of course had to do some research on the subject and while I didn’t find a whole lot on the subject…I did find this helpful article about how to use MEDITATION to get over your pet peeves!
I might just have to try “replenishing my aura with fresh golden cosmic energy”. :-)
Then maybe cupboards like THIS won’t make me want to hurl profanities at innocent bystanders and throw heavy objects.
Well, after today….the fight is over! No more heavy lids tumbling out onto my bare toes….and no more cookie sheets being accidentally dislodged from their precarious perches and making enough noise to wake the dead! I finally reached my pet peeve boiling over point today with that cabinet and took action. The ironic thing…it really didn’t even take that much ACTION! I have been grumbling and murmuring about that stupid cabinet for YEARS and it literally took me a couple of hours TOPS to rectify the situation. Sometimes I can be so dim. :-)
1. Take all the crap out of the cabinet and lay it out on the floor so you can actually see what’s rattling around in there and causing all the trouble.
2. Get rid of the stuff you don’t use! Seems obvious…but there was a plastic “vessel” of some sort I found in there that I had NO idea what it was…let alone where it originally came from. Gone.
3. Take the stuff that you RARELY use (but still use on occasion) and find another place to store it! There is no reason to be fighting with your pots and pans because there is a giant roaster in there that you only use once a year a Christmastime for roasting Chex mix!!
4. Put your “thinking cap on” and rethink the space. Focus on efficiency! Enlisting the hubster’s help….we moved the shelf just 3 notches higher…which allowed for the cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc to be stored VERTICALLY rather than HORIZONTALLY. A MAJOR space and sanity saver! :-) (The vertical organizers were less than $5 each.)
5. Spiff it up! First give it a good cleaning! I sprayed a mixture of 1/2 ammonia and 1/2 water all over the inside of the cabinet…let it set for a few minutes…then wiped it out with a damp cloth. Then I gave both shelves a nice new layer of shelf liner.
6. Add a few “accessories” to complete the “makeover”. I hung two INEXPENSIVE adjustable curtains rods ($1.77 each) on four eye hooks (.97 cents) on the insides of the cabinet doors to create a place to keep my most often used lids. Searching for lids is….guess what? Another pet peeve of mine! lol.
7. Finally, return the pared down pots and pans inventory to the cabinet and stand back and admire your work! Ahhhhhh…..much better!