I’m always trying to figure out ways to purge rarely used items and get better organized. Living in 725 square feet means you can’t have everything you had when you lived in 2200 square feet.
When you live in a small space home, you really have to make storage a high priority. Especially if you’re someone like me who, having once found mouse droppings in the kitchen cabinets and drawers, now refuses to ever use them.
Having these new wall shelves are going to help immensely. I’m really a fan of having things out where I can see them. I tend to use things more if I can easily see them.
Vertical storage is really a good idea because then you don’t have to take up horizontal surface space.
I already told you that I gave away over half of my clothing recently. So now I’m only using one walk in closet for myself. The other same sized closet belongs to Ivy.
It has her litter box and extra containers of cat litter. Her extra bags of food are on the top shelf. As are the baggies I use to clean the litter box.
I’m sure you also have clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in ages. Choose a time to go through them and give away clothing and shoes you haven’t worn in a year or so. I had some I hadn’t worn in over 7 years, since I moved to Oklahoma.
I don’t know what on earth I was saving them for. Sometimes when you have nice clothes that have barely been worn or never been worn, you are reluctant to get rid of them. But I told myself that collecting dust is not the purpose of clothing.
I recently ordered some cheap tops and tunics and tights from Amazon and JCPenneys, clothing I really will wear. That was how I mollified myself for giving all those other clothes away.
I never pay over $20 for a top or pants. More often than not I pay under $10 for a top.
JCPenney often has great sales and promotions going on. Their clothing has lasted quite a few years for me. So it’s really worth it. Amazon has some good deals as well. And I find the reviews really helpful.
I also went through my shoes. There were shoes in boxes that I would never be able to wear again due to my ankle, and hadn’t worn since the accident in 2012. Might as well give them to someone who can wear them.
I did the same with jackets and coats. How many thick coats do you really need? I chose one. I have one sweater and a rain jacket. That’s it. I gave the rest to a neighbor.
I wish I had some place to hang outer clothing, but I haven’t figured that out yet.
I don’t really have a true hall. It’s just a space of about 2 feet. On one side is the door to the heater and hot water tank and the door to the kitchen.
On the other is the door to the bathroom. In the small amount of wall space is the thermostat.
Okay, here’s what the pets are up to this morning.
Charlie is, per usual, trying to stay warm and comfy. And also drinking a lot of water and going outside because he’s had his morning diuretic pill.
Ivy is cat napping now after running around like a speed demon the past few hours.
Do you see anything odd about this photo? Something that shouldn’t be there?
Ivy heard me get up and she thinks she’s hiding from me. She tried her best to blend into what I had on the dining table.
She didn’t know that she’d already been caught. On camera no less. She’s a smart cookie. But Mama is smarter.
Nathan has called and is on his way over. So I’d better get up and wash my breakfast dishes and figure out what can be done today project wise.