What A Monday!

Hey Everyone!

I left work a bit early yesterday, to get my furniture together and in place. I sadly don’t have any pictures, for an OK reason haha.

Everything that was supposed to come did, and it filled my porch! I got home and drug everything into my living room. I took the three boxes for the bed frame upstairs to the bed room, left the two boxes with the end tables downstairs, and was left with a huge box containing the dresser. I decided the best thing to do would be to clean the floor in the bedroom, roll out the rug, and get to work on the frame. It was very simple, to my surprise, to put together. The pieces were bulky and it was a bit tricky to get the rails in since they have to go in both ends and I’m only one man lol. I got it together and had to turn the whole thing around. DOH! Bad planning on my part.

I went down stairs and thought to myself “How am I going to get this dresser upstairs?” The box was wider than my stairwell, and I figured it was in pieces in the box waiting to be assembled. Wrong! I opened the box and to my surprise again, it was completely ready to go and heavy as all get out. I left that until later.

I quickly got moving on the next task, the end tables. They again were simple, the hardest part is opening the box and trying not to get Styrofoam all over the place. I assembled both of those tables in about an hour and had myself a half time beer. It taste great, like I expected.

So now I’m sitting in my living room staring at this big dresser and decided to text my brother, to see if he would come help me. Go figure yesterday was his first day back on first sift at work! He wouldn’t be free to help me until her got home from work, picked up his baby, and ate dinner with his fiance. So while I was waiting I did remember to take a picture of my tote storage! I know you are all excited. Here it is:

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The five closest gray totes are empty and at the end we have our Christmas tree and other things that won’t or don’t go in totes. This fixture was already here but it was a cluttered mess. Up top we have extra flooring for our dining room and living room,as well as replacement tiles for our bathroom. It makes me feel much better knowing that we do have some room for stuff, since we are having a baby in May.

My brother came over and we went ahead and took all the drawers, which made the dresser a bit lighter in weight. We then carried it carefully up the stairs, so we didn’t chip any of the paint on the wall. We got it in the room and went back down to get the drawers. Once they were in we head up to Lowes to grab adhesive felt for the bottoms of furniture. I have been worried this whole time that our nice floors were going to get all jacked up by all this new stuff. He dropped me back off at home and I went to town putting those felt pads on everything. By the time I was done it was about 8:30 and I forgot to take any pictures. I may remember tonight so stay tuned!

That was my exciting night!

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Since I have talked a lot about storage, let me know in the comments below what you use in your house as storage. Let me know if you like your current setup or not, as well as what your dream storage system would be! I’d love to see what you all do. I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀

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9 comments

  1. Bro, that’s actually a pretty organized storage system you have going on. In my house, every room has some mini-dawer or cabinet backed into the corner, storing so many random things. I’d be ok with this, but these things are useless that we never bother to open! Why can’t these things be somewhere where they’re not taking up living space?! Parents… But I’m gonna make a case to my parents to change our current set-up to something more like what you have. Nice idea!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! For a long time we were using those clear, plastic, stackable bins in most rooms and it looked a bit to tacky for our new house haha. One good thing that came about when we moved, was that be got rid of a ton of stuff we never needed.

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  2. Your storage area looks really nice!

    I’m glad all of your furniture came and you got it all set up. Good thinking about the felt pads.

    Storage…right now mine ranges from complete disaster area to HIGHLY culled and organized. It’s a long story (which I will spare you for now) but I am in the process of using a Japanese system known as KonMari in order to organize EVERYTHING in the house. Things have to be done in a certain order: clothing, books, paper (which is where I am), komono (these are basically everything like decorations, kitchen items, etc that don’t fit in any of the other categories), and memrobilia (pictures, souvenirs, and the like).

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      1. Right. Although once you do KonMari you aren’t supposed to ever have to do it again! When I first learned that, I thought, “Yeah, right.” BUT I have to say that the areas I’ve completed (clothing and books) have stayed done! Even the paperwork that I’ve completed has stayed done! In a perfect world, you’re supposed to do the whole thing in a few days but since I work full time and am responsible for about a gazillion other things I am taking my time! I was going along at a good clip but got interrupted in this process by needing to care for my parents. I am almost to the point where I can resume work on the papers though. Marie Kondo has two books, but this would be the one you need to start with:

        The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing .

        I should say that there is some Hinduism type stuff in the book. I personally don’t do that part–and it’s not horrible. I only do the tidying part. Let me know what you think though if you decide to do it!

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  3. Hey!
    How is it going?
    I like your storage area of the totes, this is would be very handy. I am such an OCD over organized very clean person and organization is a necessity in my life, otherwise it could drive me crazy! lol but hey.. I manage. I currently have this thing where I am constantly finding more ways to organize paperwork, I know this isn’t something drastic like yourself, but I have so many papers, and so many notebooks and I have a planner, and well… it gets hard to organize everything .. so I am always trying my best to find new creative ways. Right now, I am using binders with titles and that seems to be working for now..

    Shay-lon

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  4. I’m doing well, thank you.
    I did away with all paper about six months ago. I bought a Doxie scanner for about $100 and have everything scanned into folders on my PC . It works great! My wife is doing the same thing with binders and she likes it for the most part. I am currently planning a way to organize my new garage. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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