It's officially Spring! The weather is becoming nicer (well, sort of), winter boots are on sale (score!), and my mom is asking me whether I've done my Spring Cleaning yet. She's traditional like that.
Ahead of schedule, Mom.
Here's how it went down.
Brandon, rather nonchalantly: I found a little black bug in my raisin bran last night.
Me: A bug?!
Brandon: Yeah, they are all over the cabinet.
Deep breaths. Deep breaths.
Apparently little black bugs (weevils?) made a home for themselves in our pantry and Operation: Sanitize and Declutter immediately manifested in our kitchen. I tore open the pantry cabinets like a mad woman armed with my new hand held vacuum (a Valentine's gift from Brandon - sweet, I know). I scrubbed. I vacuumed. I sanitized. I might have cried a little - it was 10pm after all.
Finally, after our hard work, the bugs were gone and we had a trash bag full of expired and bug-ridden food. Okay, that's when I almost cried.
Luckily, this story has a happy ending.
Clean, organized, and labeled pantry space!
My spices were an absolute wreck before I organized them into neat bins. I have plans to buy some sort of spice organizer or rack, but this will do for now.
I even sorted and organized my tea stash. I am determined not to buy anymore tea until at least half of this collection is gone.
While I certainly am not pleased that we had a bug situation going on (I swear we are clean people, swear), I am thrilled by the results. And have added a new item to my Target shopping list.
Have you started Spring Cleaning yet? Any bug stories to make me feel normal?