Monday, January 4, 2010

Gained Square Footage!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I can finally breathe again.

You know I love Christmas, but I swear since taking down all the decorations I’ve gained square footage.

I’ve been itching to get reorganized and cleaned up after the holidays but the hubby just wasn’t ready to let go. We finally tackled the task today. The downside is, I almost feel like I just moved in with the lack of “stuff” and extra space that was hiding behind all that decor.

Now to fill it! Ha Ha, just kidding honey………………………… sorta……… shhhhhhhh.

My beautiful tree has now become this

IMG_1930sigAll put away to rest till next year. I am so AB-SO-LUTELY excited that all the garland and greenery I bought this year fit in with the tree. (It doesn’t count if it doesn’t take up another box)

I’ve discovered that I am not a full true blogger yet because I don’t whip out my camera all the time. Everyone always has these wonderful step by step pictures. Not me. It’s only after I sit down to write an entry I think “wow, why didn’t I get a picture of that”. Yep, that’s how I roll.

I would have loved to show you exactly how much greenery I crammed lovingly placed in the tree box, because frankly I don’t think you’d believe me. I, however, was not about to get the stink eye by asking the hubby to take it all down so I could “get a picture for my blog”.

Everything else went into these lovely boxes

IMG_1927sigOh how I L.O.V.E these boxes! I used to have these

storage-main_FullI hated them! I hated the shape, the fact they weren’t square, the way they didn’t stack well, the way the handles took up so much space………………… just everything.

I live in a condo, so storage has to work. With the new boxes, everything lines up, the handles are built in so they don’t stick out taking up extra space, there aren’t rounded odd bottoms that nothing fits into…… they just work. Yes, I’m well aware that I have issues and part of the reason I love them as I do is because they look uniform. No one said I didn’t claim to have issues.

If you look at the top of that picture you’ll notice another reason I just want to hug those boxes! See there, at the topIMG_1927c   that 5 inches that look like 2 lids? That my friend, is two boxes just waiting to be put together! Even the boxes are space savers.

So bye bye holidays, hello to organizing.


jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I couldn't have said it better. Please do tell where you got your boxes! Thanks! ;o)

Bellen said...

I, too, want to know where you got the boxes - currently using the totes and put things on the sides and between them, not the best way as things tend to shift when removing a tote.

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

I found the boxes on sale at IKEA for $2, you can't go wrong with $2. I so agree about the totes, even stacked 2 high you're afraid to breath for fear of them falling.