Diverting Disaster and Things I Learned from Christina Aguilera

Sorry for the lackluster posts this week, my trusty readers.  At the beginning of the week, my pantry looked like this:

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So The Pie put his foot down and demanded some reorganization.  But with school and work and some ridiculous snowstorms, we had to do it piecemeal.  As a result, all available surfaces in my kitchen, including the floor, looked like this for a while:

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At one point there was absolutely no counter space at all and so when the Pie did the dishes he had to put the drying rack on the floor, near Gren’s food and water.  Gren was seriously not amused with the disruption.

Now, however, my pantry looks like this:

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Finally I can put all my spices on the same shelf, which appeals to the OCD in me.

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Who’s to say how long this state of apparent tidiness will last?  Not me.

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Anyway, I have a tip for you today, and it comes from pop singer/actress Christina Aguilera.  Actually, I don’t really know if it comes from her or not, but I saw her do it in Burlesque and I thought it was a neat trick.

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I don’t know why this is, but sometimes I have trouble opening the lids of household aerosols (actually, the only household aerosol I have is cooking spray, but I’m sure this works with other things).  They’re not like spray paint, which has places you press to get them open.  So sometimes I struggle.

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The trick, according to Ms. Aguilera, who did it with a can of hairspray, is to smartly rap the  bottom of the can on the counter top.  Then the lid will open easy peasy.  And strangely enough, it works!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

One thought on “Diverting Disaster and Things I Learned from Christina Aguilera”

  1. Good Job. I like my pantry neat and tidy too. It sure makes finding things in a hurry easy too. There isn’t as much waste and doubling up on things either. Well, you’ve reminder me I have a few packages of flour I need to deal with this weekend. Bye for now.


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