She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. ~ Proverbs 31:27
My husband and I love old homes. We always wanted one “someday”. When we found our home, we thought it was perfect. A 1900’s bungalow complete with 80+ inch windows, hard wood floors, and pocket doors. It has large rooms, arched cubbies, a charming brick/rock fireplace, a painted mural around the dining room, beams on the ceiling, crown molding. It’s packed with charm! The problem is that it has practically no storage.
The main living area of our home has only three closets: one master bedroom closet (super small under the steps), one linen closet in the master bath (bathroom has pedestal sink so it is the only bathroom storage) and one utility closet (all the way in the back room of the house). This is a huge adjustment when you are used to ample storage space.
I cannot tell you the number of times I have lost something, been late because I was searching for the lost item, and had to rebuy items because I never could find the item. This has caused countless frustrations, feelings of inadequacy and failure, and even some pretty heated arguments. It has shifted our focus from what really matters in life–God, family, service, and even hobbies.
But I changed, and you can too. I have written the following ‘how to’ guides to help you create storage in your home.
5 Inexpensive Under the Bed Storage Ideas
ABC’s of Storage (Letters A-M)
ABC’s of Storage (Letters N-Z)
Bedroom Linen Storage & Purging
Clean Out Card Storage
Creative Pet Storage
Planning Outdoor Wear Storage
Spring Clean: Outdoor Wear