Monday, May 25, 2009

Getting organised

I like organisation. I like organising things. That's not to say that I'm a particularly organised person myself. For some time now we have not been able to walk into our walk-in-robe. I tend to stuff things in there that don't have a home elsewhere. And sadly the WIR is not the only organisational issue in this house. But one step at a time here.

We had some wasted space in the corner of our bedroom, which was being used by me for things that had no home and couldn't fit in the robe because there was no more room for them. My robe disorganisation was spilling into the bedroom! and something had to be done. So off to IKEA we went.

Trips to IKEA in this house are generally not without their drama. In fact, after the last trip (which was only a few weekends ago) I vowed that I would never go to IKEA again. The drama that time involved the play room and poop. It was fun. Previous dramas have involved the restaurant and vomit (not to associate IKEAs restaurant with making us sick - the vomit was an unrelated illness that didn't manifest itself until after lunch had been eaten). I'd like to point out at this time, that neither of these incidents involved the adults in the house (beyond the clean up), just in case you are wondering what the heck is going on with us. There's been various other things, mostly just involving shopping with kids and people going the "wrong way" in both the marketplace and the showroom.

Anyway... we had to return the loan clothes, and I decided I needed to get my act together and sort my stuff out. Storage was the key! So yesterday we purchased this.

I would have liked a bigger one, but this is what would fit in the space. Now I'm figuring out where else I can use these things in the house! I haven't finished filling it up with my stuff yet, but two of the boxes are already full of yarn, as are the two plastic boxes at the bottom. There's still another plastic box of yarn in the robe, as well as various bags of yarn bits and pieces. It's a bit like having my own little yarn shop in there! I'm aiming to free up
the two drawers in the base of the bed for something other than stash and WIPs, to make those things more accessible and so I can store other things in the drawers and not on the floor in the robe. Although this presents the danger that DH will finally see the true extent of my yarn addiction.

And yesterday's trip to IKEA? Drama free!!


Stitch Sista said...

Hello again!

I find getting organised a double edged sword. You feel GREAT getting it done, but suddenly in a panic about all the other chaos around the house.

I have to constantly remind myself that life is for living, and whilst everything in it's place is lovely - it's not the be all end all...

Anyway I do see more organisation in our future, but mostly that should involve actually clearing stuff out rather than bringing it in!

Lou's Mum said...

Oh, I totally agree! I've been plugging away at some of it today, but the motivation has already worn off a bit! Mostly I do want to get it all out and get rid of what is not needed anymore. Then I hope for somewhere for stuff to live.... so that I no longer have things "living" on my kitchen bench.... in the corner of my bedroom.... on the floor next to the desk... LOL I'm not so much fussed about everything being in it's place, but I would love everything to HAVE a place, even if it never makes it there LOL

sarahbean said...

ooh yay for a drama free trip lol