When we got married we had the conventional gift of some china & cutlery (at the time I probably hoped I’d live in a bigger house but things don’t always work out as planned).
Making things Accessible
As these are not used on a daily basis they are not stored in the easiest fashion. The cutlery and my tablecloths all sit in my cover coffee table. This piece of furniture lives in the lounge upstairs, so is not very handy for the kitchen.
The china is in the kitchen but packed away in boxes at the back of a cupboard in a corner.
Temporary Space is Needed
To have these out and easy to access I clear some surface space in the kitchen. The kitchen doubles up as my office and I have a desk. The desk has a large shelf above it and this space gets cleared in order to make space for the china & cutlery.
Somehow things seem to clutter on this shelf so it was about time I sorted it. I moved anything that doesn’t need to be there, e.g. Incense sticks to make my office smell nice when I’m working, workout DVDs, box of sweets, my camera, a tape measure…
Now it is relatively clear, ready to serve us over Christmas.
Even tricky storage is useful for infrequently used items
Not all storage is the same, some is more accessible than others, but it’s all useful because not everything you own gets used with the same frequency. Your belongings can do time share.
Advent Blog – Day 24
Today is the day before Christmas so time to relax and enjoy the results of my efforts.
Advent Blog – Day 23
One of my last jobs is preparing the Christmas Pudding. You might be wondering if this has any relation to a small-ish house.
Advent Blog – Day 22
Today all the guests arrive so it’s now time to make up the beds.