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Ugh! Moving in all your stuff is one thing, but actually getting it arranged and put away is a totally different story. `This is especially the case when you find out that your new place is significantly smaller than your old place. Even worse when you come from an apartment that has 5 very large closets (I got really lucky at my last place with closet space) to oh wait 1.
The other thing I want? A really big kitchen, or at least pantry haha. I have this little tiny, tiny pantry that is just not efficient to place things into because 1. You can’t stack cans. The vibrations, or something of that nature, knock them down when you try to place other things on the wire shelves. 2. You bury anything you place on the shelf if it’s toward the back and would have to take out things to get to whatever you want. NOT EFFICIENT. I’m going to have to come up with some sort of hack. Let me know if you have any ideas!
At my old place, I had an acquired (ahem, pulled off from the side of the road) shallow seven foot shelf that was perfect. I could stack whatever I needed, but since it was shallow, nothing was buried. Whenever I have a house I will make my pantry have a bunch of shallow shelves rather than the standard foot or so depth. Unfortunately, my new place has no room in the kitchen for any such a shelf. Perhaps I’ll get a bunch of storage boxes and place things in them so that I can pull out the box and pull out what I need? I’m not sure. Let me know please!
Although I’m not certain how to make the most use out of my pantry, I’m pretty good at figuring out how to store all my clothing without storage space. I’ve got a few of these “rescued” seven foot shelves that I have found work perfectly for fitting a TON of clothes on them! I’m going to make use of those as best I can and I think the one I used to have food stores on will maybe store my books and things like a real bookshelf haha!
It’s probably going to take me quite a while to get everything situated. It likely doesn’t help that I arrange things very specifically. Remember, I pack to fit everything in in the most efficient manner. Therefore, likes aren’t always with likes. It just depends on what fits where the best. Sure, most of my clothes are together, kitchen stuff is together, though. However, I arrange my clothes based on what type of clothing it is, and if hanging, what color it is. So, dresses go with dresses, red in front, black last. Yeahhh.. it’s going to take time to find all my different clothes and where I rolled them, separate them, and find a place for them. Oh well!
The other difficult thing is “seeing” the layout of the room and figuring out how I wanted things arranged since the space is SO different than what I had, and like I mentioned, much smaller. I have to thank my dad and brother in particular for putting up with me. My dad just sort of placed things where he thought they would fit. I however, would just get this sense that it didn’t “feel” right. Strange, I know.
The worst was that I couldn’t necessarily say what was wrong and how to fix it. It would take me a day, or two to think about various arrangements in my head and then have them move things around. Sometimes, I ended up moving things right back and tweaking them in a different way, but I think I have most of the large pieces in the right spot. Or, at least a way that feels better. I still have a bunch of little things around that I’m not yet sure what to do with, but perhaps it will come to me and I’ll figure it out at some point.
Anywho, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Enjoy all the festivities and fireworks and all that fun stuff! Feel free to take along these tasty, fudgy, healthy brownies while you’re at it 🙂
Have any fun holiday plans?
Any ideas for my pantry?
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