- I am not good at photography. I use a point-and-shoot and probably don't even know how to turn off the flash.
- I am not one of those proper, organized or, hell, even clean housewife-y types. Oh, I'd like to be and if you've never been to my house, I'd probably pretend to be. But no. This is what my house actually looks like.
- I am not good at photography.
But, ok, the reason we have a 3-bedroom apartment for 2 people is that we're hoarders.
There I said it.
He hoards tools, electronics and anything that "might be useful someday" if something breaks or needs to be replaced. Or we have to move. Or we finally get a house. Or he, for some reason that would never happen, has more than one car. Or he finally gets around to doing one of those "oh, we shouldn't buy that/fix that - I can make it/do it!" projects. Or the bartering system comes back. Or, you know, it's the apocalypse.
I hoard useful things. Like books and clothes.
I had a system for the books, but then I tried to do the re-organizational thing and now they've been in boxes lining the wall of our front "exercise" room for about 2 years.
The clothes though, the clothes I have a system for. Sorta. Well, it is a system. Just not a very efficient one.
This is the closet/dressing room. I just call it the closet.
People sometimes get confused when I talk about it.
"What you doing?"
"Oh, just sitting in the closet, sorting socks."
"So I was drying my hair in the closet when a bird flew right into the window and died."
"You were drying your hair in the closet?"
"Um, you're missing the point here."
Makes for fun times.
Anyway. It is a mess. I have so many ideas for it. But little time and resources. And, uh, motivation.
I need to get better hangers for one. Those are the same hangers I've had since I was a teenager. Seriously. Of course, I've had this storage system since then too.
I also need to add shelves and separators (I was thinking of using magazine-ends maybe? I don't want to buy those cube shelf ones. Other ideas?) Another shelf on top of the rails would be a good idea too - that's a lot of lost space! I obviously need storage boxes as well.
So that was a glimpse into the messiness that is my home. There is so much to do! I really need to decide on a plan of action and get to cleaning this up. So that's my plan for spring. Stay tuned for that post (just keep in mind that I didn't say which spring).