I told you we stuck around for Spring Break, opting for the mental break, instead of the physical one. We've got a lot on our plates right now, and I've got to tell you, it felt good to check out of the rat race for a bit. We also spent a little time with family, which was nice.
It can't all be about putting your feet up and eating bon-bons every day, though: I wanted to get something accomplished while we had some down time. So, I worked on the storeroom some more! I now have my butler's pantry (woo-hoo!!), I conquered the Mighty Magazine Mountain, and added a bit of food storage to our Mother Hubbard shelves. We just have one small area of shelves to declutter (Mr. H's stuff), and then the whole project will be complete. (insert happy dance here)
Here are some pictures. This is gonna be a picture heavy post. Sorry. A picture's worth a thousand words with this project! :-)
Declutter projects are always messy for me. I'm chucking things, making piles, creating havoc. From the chaos comes order.... by the way, I really REALLY wanted to show you my mighty magazine mountain I conquered: I'm just too embarrassed. It's right around that corner. Once I got started decluttering them -- sorting them into donate, keep, and trash piles -- well, the whole storeroom floor was covered in mags, peeps. (sigh) What can I say here? I love to collect ideas. I love magazines. But I love order and freedom more. Bye bye, mags!
I'm looking for a place to donate these to. Any ideas?
Finally! Down to empty shelves!
A quick trip to Target to get bins...
All seasonal decorations packed up, and labeled. Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
You are moving to the garage. Sayonara!
Off you go, then!
How do you like my butler's pantry? I don't cuss my kitchen as much, now that I have this space to hold my "extras". Yes -- those are some magazines. But only my Victoria collection -- I could *not* part with these, people. They are my little recessionista getaways. If you know this magazine, you know what I'm talking about here. I organized them by season. Great tip, Betsy! Thank you!
Yay! Room for storing my extra sets of dishes.
Bye, bye junk room. Hello STORE-room. We've made a start on our food storage. With our current situation, we have got to start small and go slow. We are adding a little here and there, week by week. We're gonna store what we need, and more importantly, what we'll EAT. (anybody else remember TVP buckets in their house growing up? LOL) I can't think of a smarter thing to do in these unsettled times, than to have a little set aside. I'm going to post what we're adding to our shelves week by week. You can follow along. Food storage week by week? I can handle that!
This week: DRY or CANNED MILK
Once Mr. H is working steadily again, I'm going here and really stocking up. Love this site!
Just looking at those shelves gives me peace. I am so dang excited to use this room and those beautiful shelves!
It's all about making your home a haven for your family. Has there been a better time to do this, than now? Transforming our junk room into a storeroom has helped me move closer to this personal goal. Having this room serve us, as it was designed to, helps me be happy with what I have, and shows me the true abundance I live in, despite our current situation. Counting blessings. Happy.