Shortly after we moved into our new home, I made a list of all the projects I wanted to tackle. Within about 5 minutes, I had over 2 pages of a to-do list. I stopped there and quickly became overwhelmed.
Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything inherently wrong with our house. It's really just a matter of style difference and preference. Though there are a many daunting tasks on the list, there are a few that I can readily tackle.
Since typing out this lengthy to-do list, I have felt a little stuck and unsure where to start. Instead of unpacking (yet another) box, I opt for playing outside or snuggling with baby Porter. How can you argue with that, right?
But the time has come where I'm a little more than sick of staring down unpacked boxes, and randomly needing things like wrapping paper, hole-punch, or swimming trunks, and then having to try and figure out what box they are packed away in.
So I hereby declare that my first project will be organizing the closets. This is no simple task, but many of the boxes left to unpack were previously housed in a closet (i.e. linen closet, game closet, guest closet, etc).
Have I told you how much our new home lacks storage?
Out of all of those closets named above, I only have one of those-- a small, shallow linen closet. So what the heck do I do with all this stuff?! I've started making a donation pile (even though I feel like I've sorted through stuff like crazy). I've also started buying a lot of baskets so I can try and make things look neat and tidy.
Do you have storage solutions that you could live without?
|images via Martha Stewart & Style at Home|