Alright, it’s here…
Spring is here!
I love spring. LOVE spring. New life everywhere, gentle rain storms, and a sudden desire to organize EVERYTHING! Now, for those who don’t know me, I am kind of the Queen of Organization. Now, that doesn’t mean that my entire house is perfectly organized. It means that I have a seamless PLAN for everything in my house to be organized. I’m lacking some motivation. I blame it on old age. :)
As I was saying… do you have a room in your house that looks like this:
Yes? Of course you do. We all do. Why is that? Why can’t I have infinite energy and an impeccably clean house? This is insane.
^^ For those that are curious about this box on the left with the number ‘500’ taped to it… my dearest of friends can tell you that I LOVE to organize so much that I sometimes go way above and beyond (missing the basics, even) and I organize in Excel. This box is left over from our move 3 years ago. When we packed up to move I put a label on every box. Each label had a 3 digit number. The first digit corresponded to the room the box was to be placed in. The last two digits were so that I could keep track of EVERYTHING that was in EVERY BOX via Excel. Yep, I created a spreadsheet with all those numbers, and listed all the items in all the boxes. Was that really necessary? No, probably not. Did it make my move easier? I think so. Will I do it again? We’ll see if I find enough energy between now and then. Like I said, I’m getting lazy.
One thing about having kids is that you don’t have nearly as much money as you did before they blessed you life with their happy little squeals and poopy diapers. The Rubbermaid totes at $10 a piece really start to add up, so thanks to those poopy diapers we don’t buy totes anymore. Everything goes in an empty diaper box. They stack nicely, hold up really well, and I love their size! However, as you can see, we have a bit of a diaper box problem. We also have a dead lion problem (see first picture). But we don’t talk about the lion. Do we Hubs?
My question for today is this:
Do any of you keep empty boxes like this?
I know, I know, why would you keep an empty box? I don’t keep ALL empty boxes, but for high dollar or collectible items I do. I collect Willow Tree figures, so I have a whole other box full of their boxes. This box has the box to our Wii, our camera and our camera lenses, our camcorder, and my martini glasses. I really don’t want to get rid of them because what if I need to store them someday and I want them to be safe? Or maybe I’ll trade up my electronics someday… the box is nice to have then. What do you do to store these space suckers?
While you think, I’ll leave you of a picture of Little Man and his hard day at the office:
As you can see, Momma is a slave driver. We sell Scentsy and watch Sesame Street all day. Tough work! Don’t you just love the warmer I have on my desk? That’s LaPaz (mid-size warmer) and we’re warming Pima Cotton today. YUMMY!!
Anyway, expect for this project to take a while. If you have organizing tips for common basement crap PLEASE leave me a comment! I’ll share what I find as I go, too! Deal?
Love ya! <3 Kylee