We have a theme today, and as you know, when I have one of those I like to delve right in.
As you know, from your Big Book of June Events, I have a small house, built in 1932. A house that was built by the Cones, who were not pointy people but rather a rich family who had mills here in my Southern town. They built a whole neighborhood of matching houses for their workers to work in while they bathed in wealth a few miles away.
My neighborhood encompasses three blocks and 14 tons of drama. Most of the houses were built in 1922, but my ultra-modern home was built 10 years later, although they used the same plan so mine looks just the same. They didn’t add any 30s doo-dads. Everyone was too depressed in the ’30s to doo-dad.
I realize this photo ^^^ is looking outside but it was all I had on my phone, from my Ring camera, and you know how I get. If I get distracted we will NOT GET TO THE THEME, and you know I hate to miss a theme when I have one.
Okay, fine. FINE, then. I went online and got you a photo of the outside of my house, feat. Edsel.
I’ve been here pertnear 2 years. When I got here, it turns out 999 square feet isn’t much, and I had to get rid of my three floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, my hutch I drove you all crazy about updating in aught 11, and many many books.
I got 999 square feet but a hutch ain’t fittin’.
Okay, so as the years have ticked by, the big two years, I have sort of, you know, gotten disorganized. I do, however, have much cuter lights lining my walkway than is shown up there. Remind me to take a photo for you. They have this lacy look that shines all on the walk. Oooo, it’s adorable!
Okay, fine. I plundered my Instagram. Don’t ask me what brand they are. I went to Amazon and typed “walkway lights.”
Oh my god, my theme.
My theme today is Help June Organize. If you are the organize type. And if you do comment, and I can’t believe I am still saying this but it happened again this week, you do not need to leave a name or email to comment. You don’t have to sign in in any way. You can just type to your heart’s content.
Okay, here are the things I need help with. I can’t believe we’re finally on the theme!
Despite donating 32949430420 books, I still have who knows how many. Also, my birthday was 2 weeks ago so maybe I could get rid of those cards. But the point is, despite these three bookshelves, I have leftovers and put them…
… in the kitchen cupboard. Now that I am cooking, as you can see, actual, you know, kitchen stuff needs to go in there.
I keep lots of pots and pans in the bottom drawer of my oven, but it’s no longer enough room. So I’m not apologizing for needing my kitchen for, you know, kitchen supplies.
So I need an idea for where to put the books in the kitchen. Keep in mind there is LITERALLY NO MORE ROOM for any bookshelf action. Maybe I just need to get rid of more books. Ugh.
Also, storage. It is likely, if you are an organized type, that my closets are going to kill you. What I need is advice on where to move stuff around so it’s not so all over the place.
The closets in a 1932 millhouse suck asp. Apparently no one had clothes and workout equipment and sheets. I keep MOST of my sheets in a drawer in my dresser, which you advised me to do ages ago, but there is overflow.
Here is the one closet in my bedroom. Oh, 1932 charm! My asp. I need to stop saying that.
In here is the draft thing I put under the door in winter, an umbrella, some beach towels, a pillow and leftover sheets that won’t fit in the drawer with the rest of the sheets. Hi. I’m Marie Kondo [bows].
Above my useful “closet” is a cubby I can’t open unless I try it with a knife. Relaxing.
In the room I’m in now, the computer/work/kitten room, the one with the fireplace. You’ve seen it. In here are two large closets and here’s what I have in them. Prepare to die.
In one closet are all my winter coats, winter clothes (I change them out with summer clothes in winter) as there is no coat closet in the 1932 living room, as apparently there was no winter in 1932. Also included are my suitcase, a fan, a workout ball and some art I haven’t hung. Above this is a shelf that has mementos like Grammy’s old papers and slides and stuff.
Here’s the other big closet. In it are bedspreads that Iris sleeps on, shoes, weights, resistance bands and The Resistance, dresses, summer clothes and shoes. In the shelf above are old papers and purses. The tote has SOME gloves and scarves, but other gloves and scarves are in the dang living room in drawers.
In the living room are two dressers.
Mostly they have DVDs, blankets and throws and the rest of the gloves and scarves. Also there is a coffee table that opens to … more throws!
And finally, I have a hope chest here in this computer/kitten room that I CANNOT OPEN for some reason but it too has (wait for it) blankets.
So that is my situation and it bugs.
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