Kitchen Cha Cha Cha!

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It’s Gardening Season and during this time my kitchen can take a beating.  I am constantly in and out of it as the Kitchen is the ‘Heart of the Home’.

Yesterday I wrote about my ‘3 Day/3 Week/3 Load Limit’.  This is a way to help me when life gets in the way.  After 3 Days of not doing all of the 9 habits, it is then time to stop everything and focus on doing a 45 minute ‘Kitchen Cha Cha Cha’ 15 minutes at a time.   The following is my starting point and will show you my 15 minutes at a time progress.

This is a tutorial for educational purpose only.  I write about doing things in real time and have learned to be realistic by practicing this method.

Kitchen during gardening 018 My starting point.  I start at my Launch Pad working clockwise and top to bottom.  I start with the first Cha.  It is throwing away everything that has no value.  The next Cha is to put away the items that have a home and to group the like items together.  The last Cha is give away in which this session I don’t have anything.

Kitchen during gardening 019 Here is the other angle.

After 15 minutes 001 After 15 minutes of Kitchen Cha Cha Cha!  Above I explained how I did it.

After 15 minutes 002 Other angle.

After 30 Minutes 001 This is after 30 minutes.  You see I am making progress.

After 30 Minutes 002Other angle.

After 30 minutes I was getting tired.  I had put 3 days of hard work into gardening earlier and am not at the top of my game.  I move forward with a promise of a 30 minute break that includes lunch.

After 45 minutes 001 After 45 minutes the kitchen is in working order again.  I added photos of some of the things I did during this time.

After 45 minutes 002 Other angle

After 45 minutes 003 This is my ‘Dance Card’ or Control Journal.  Some days I get lots filled in and some days not.  Most of it is by memory now.

After 45 minutes 004 This is my PTL Gardening Book.  I have it by zones to help me stay on top of taking care of gardens and the yard.

After 45 minutes 005

Part of what was in my kitchen were seeds I still want to plant.  I decided to corral them and place in this container I can take back and forth as I continue to plant.After 45 minutes 006 These are ‘Moonflowers’ that have been soaking overnight for easier germination.

After 45 minutes 007 I shined my stove top.After 45 minutes 008 I shined my sink!

After 45 minutes 009 I even shined my mirror!

After 45 minutes 010 I shined my coffee pot, (not shown) and my microwave.

After 45 minutes 011 This is my blogging PTL book.  I am learning so many new things I have to keep track of.

After 45 minutes 012And here is what is left from the paper clutter scattered around the kitchen earlier.  I plan to spend at least 30 minutes on that today.

Kitchen during gardening 001 I have my 9 habits made up as a photo of my ‘Bleeding Heart’ plant.  It you would like a copy I will have my Etsy Shop set up soon and you will be able to purchase them.  It is a nice guide that will go with any decor.  The power of 3.

Kitchen during gardening 002You can see I have some of my favorite things on my refrigerator.  You will notice I also have a copy of ‘What To De-Clutter?’ guide.  I am thinking of taking a photo of my flowers and make it into a photo and have them available for sale.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial of a ‘Kitchen Cha Cha Cha!’ part of the Marilyn’s Way Dance Till You FLY! System.


Any thoughts or questions?  Feel free to comment.  I am a real person that did this tutorial in real time and I would LOVE to hear from you!

I also have a secret group called Marilyn’s Way where a group of us support each other while learning the 9’s.  If you are interested in joining, send me a friend request at and I will be happy to add you to the group!  If you can send me a quick message that you would like to join the group.  It is ‘Secret’ and that means it is by invitation only and does not show up in the search for groups.



5 thoughts on “Kitchen Cha Cha Cha!

    1. THank you. So much action happens in my kitchen with my office in there too. Feels great to know it only took 45 minutes out of my day. Something to note in my PTL book.

      Yes I had them last year the moonflowers and enjoyed them so!

  1. Very interesting post Marilyn and I know exactly what you mean. As it happens I am in the middle of it now but had to have a break. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the idea of the Kitchen Cha Cha Cha! I also like how you have all your photos and such on the fridge in the clear plastic magnet sleeves. Looks so much more neat and clean than having things with curled corners and stuff stuck all over the place. The 9 habits are great too. I should probably adopt all of them too. lol

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