Wednesday, September 16, 2009

De-clutter Update



The saga continues....

Well, I have made some progress. I think.

I finally got the spare room cleaned out and organized. I wanted to take a picture of it before the clean up, because it was bad. Really bad. But in his zealousness, P-Hubby gutted it before I could snap the picture.



I have now converted it into my SugarEd office. The SugarEd stuff had overtaken my cake room, and the foyer, and the dining room, and part of the den. So it was time to give it a room of its own.



Now I have all my inventory, supplies, and 2 work stations in here. Even got my recliner so that after a long day at work, I can kick back and relax while watching the Young and Restless on nightly replay on Soap Net. (My one guilty pleasure.)


Ah, feels good , yes, to have this room done.

But where in the heck did all of the junk go? Oi vay:




Into my older son's now vacant room. He took his furniture off to his apartment at college. So now it's filled with crap I still have go through and organize and purge. I am working on it bit by bit.


Oh yeah, and there is some more in the hall.




Oh, and the dining room too.


Why does it seem that when you clean out rooms, you end up with more stuff than when you started?



And looky what I found!


An 18 inch square cake pan that I bought, oh, maybe 8 years ago? Maybe more? I held onto it thinking I might one day have an oven big enough to hold it, but alas I do not. It is time to say goodbye.

Anybody want it? You can see it is unused with the label still on it. Dusty too. I have never used that brand, so I cannot really say if it is a great pan or not. But the label says right there that it is a "darn good cake pan." So there you go! But you are welcome to it.

If you would like to have this lonely underappreciated pan, drop a comment and I will draw a random winner next week.


Don't you just love how I turn my old junk into give-away prizes? Classy, huh? :)


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Well, I am about to get real busy for the next 2 months or so, so my cleaning project will have to be put on hold for a while.

I am going to Kansas City this weekend for the Missouri ICES Weekend of Sharing, and I will check in with you guys next week!

Happy caking!
Sharon
www.sugaredproductions.com


33 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Sounds perfect for my baking! I'm happy to give it a home, thanks!

Janel Waters said...

you are doing so good on your organizing! I'm almost done with my whole house - we are moving onto the garage soon....wish us luck - its scary out there!

I just wanted to give you some props - my oven won't hold an 18 inch pan either! wish it would!!

Have a safe trip!!

Rafael Logrono said...

That cake pan sounds great! I hope my house don't turn into a cake storage anytime soon. My bed room is one already but, that's a different story!

Loving the blog,

Rafael :)

Teralyn said...

that would be a wonderful treasure for me!!

tkismith@msn.com

Niliquely said...

Sharon,
Love your blog and DVD's! I would be more than happy to have that cake pan! Happy cleaning - at least you're not chasing a naked toddler around while doing it! :-O
Nicole
t5nrlouden@yahoo.com

RachelP said...

Hello, Sure do love your blog, I could put the pan to use, I'm sure!

Chris H. said...

I feel happy I have an oven big enough to put this pan to work! Send it to me :D

Marlyn Adames said...

One more for my collection! That is one of the sizes I am missing.

The Cookie Mama said...

Once again you make me laugh while I'm sitting alone at my computer!
Thanks for the "pick-me-up" Sharon!
I would love to add that pan to my baking supplies!

Loucinda said...

Sooo - there are others out there who's homes have been taken over by the cake fairies?? We remodeled my kitchen (now it is 27x15) and it is almost full now too. Hubby says he isn't adding on again....

I can put your pan to work Sharon, it will fit in my oven too!

And if you get as far north as Ohio, you are more than welcome to stop in and help me organize my stuff too!! ;-)

Melissa said...

This pan would be perfect to make brownies and rice crispy treats in. I always seem to have to make a HUGH batch!!
Thanks

Melissa
mlh1217@comcast.net

Gayla said...

So proud of your clean office space, so wonderful!

My over will not hold an 18 inch pan either, but I'm sure you will find it a good home.

The Caretaker said...

I would be glad to give it a new home. Have you put up your cute blue sign yet?

tkglenn2002 at yahoo dot com

svincen2 said...

Your newly organized room looks great! I'm organizing slowly....very slowly. I used to watch Young & Restless at night on soapnet also but now I'm usually watching one of your DVDs! Wonder if I could play them at night while sleeping and "absorb" info the way they say you do on thosebrain wave CDs :)

Ann (Miss Sweetstory) said...

If it makes you feel any better, I dump stuff in my son's room... and he's still living in it!

I don't want the pan (my silly little British oven can' accommodate more than a 12" pan), but I have some Marpol pans and I love them.

Elizabeth said...

I'll take free crap any day! Send it my way!

Casi Howey said...

Sharon, Tahnks for the weekly laughs....I would love to have a new cooking toy in my kitchen. I wanna win the prize of coming to live and learn for a week from the GREAT SHARON...now that would be an awesome prize....let me know when you are having that "giveaway" hee hee

Casi H.
CCHOWEY@MSN.COM

brenlyn said...

would love a pan that size!

Morgan Garrison said...

Yea, a Y&R fan! I am the only one I know that watches it, and now I don't feel so alone! It is my guily pleasure too!

Tracy said...

LOVE your new room!! Your house is beautiful by the way. My oven will hold that 18 inch pan ;)

James ~n~ Amber said...

I'm in !!

Kim Sabatano said...

Your new office is beautiful. I agree that it seems once we clear out one room, where do we put the crap we pulled out of it.

I would love to give your pan a home too. I am making a huge cake in 2 weeks and this would come in very handy. I am luck that my oven is large enough, but my kitchen isnt much bigger than my oven. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I need that pan!

love_my_dodge@yahoo.com

lluvia said...

Wow my garage looks the same way! and I have to do some cleaning too. I would love to have a room for all my cake decorating supplies.If I win this 18 inch cake pan it would be my first square cake pan.
thanks Sharon!

Nancy Smith said...

Good job!!! You are an inspiration! Can't wait to see you on tv!!!!

taranw22 said...

"one (wo)man's junk is another (wo)man's TREASURE" ;)
i would be honored to have your "junk" in my new cake shop!

thanks
tara in alabama

Zola said...

WOW! It's like a yardsale-"one woman's junk"-and all that. I'll take it. Thank you! I can't wait for your episode of Cake off. I love that show. The contestants and their assistants are sooooo talented. Can't wait.

Rylan said...

Love your house and I love the pan as well.

Barb said...

Hey Sharon,

Great paint job in that room!

taranw22 said...

"one (wo)man's junk is another (wo)man's treasure. ;)"

i would love to put your "junk" in my new cake shop!

tara in alabama

Mattie said...

Please include me in the cake pan drawing!

Sherry (sherry_lyn) said...

It probably won't fit in my oven either, but if I won I'm sure Di would let me use it in the big oven at the bakery if I promised to share. LOL

The Cookie Mama said...

Hey Sharon! Just got my new pan I won in the mail today and I put it in my oven and it fits (just barely) but it fits!! I'm so excited to start using it ~ thanks so much!!