Continuing the new monthly feature, April was not terribly productive on the redesign “home”front. Life being what it is, I only managed to squeeze in a few tiny projects. But, every little bit helps. Better to chip away at the statue than try to carve it poorly in a day.
1. The Laundry Pile. But, more precisely, the laundry basket pile. *Sigh* I rearranged our bedroom closet to make it easier to find art supplies. I was also tired of our perpetually full laundry baskets being on top of boxes and limiting clothes hanging space. So I moved them outside the closet, sort of at a loss for what to do with them. Then, I decided to get a nice hamper with a removable bag, which makes collecting and carrying the dirty clothes easier. (Now if we can only get over our dread of gathering quarters, we won’t have another pile problem. I miss a free washer and dryer.)
2. The Bookcase Labels. When my husband and I combined our substantial book collections, I attempted to group these books by subject on every available shelf. I finally created fun labels for each category because the system was only in my mind, which no one is expected to read. The categories include: American History, Art & Computers & Media, Biographical, Christian Life, Globalization, Humor & Miscellaneous, Interior Design, News, Poetry, Politics & Philosophy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Stories, Urban Planning, World History, and Writing. That in a nutshell reveals our interests and what we went to school for. There are additional bookcases that I suppose contain fiction and famous literature, but they’re more of a “shoot, this is in the bottom of the box and it doesn’t fit on the other bookcase” category. Once we move a half dozen more times, we will finally get an e-reader, but I doubt it.
Coming up: Total Living Room Makeover with actual purchased furniture! And, thank you for following!