Sep 29, 2017
Bry had the day off work today, so we bought a bunch of frames from Ikea and then went home and spent most of the rest of the day swapping family photos into new frames and hanging up pictures and displaying keepsakes, etc. around the house.
There are a couple relatively small boxes that we put some keepsakes or extra photos back in to go back to our basement storage, but most of the things we own that we want to display are out now and it’s so nice. Not just because they’re out where they can be enjoyed instead of taking up a bunch of storage space, but also because this is the first time in almost 10 years of marriage that we’ve been able to actually set up house for real.
We also finally pulled a bunch of books and notebooks out of storage. There are boxes of old journals and photo albums too, but we’ll have to leave those in the basement until we buy more shelves and figure out a place to put them. Also hoping to get some kind of hutch or china cabinet at some point so we can pull our nice dishes out of storage too.
My ultimate goal is to only be “storing” seasonal items like holiday decorations and other things we need, but don’t need our all the time, and the few keepsakes we don’t have a place for but don’t want to get rid of. In other words, I don’t want to be storing anything we don’t actually use. I already opened up and sorted through a bunch of miscellaneous boxes a couple weeks ago and we took a couple loads to the thrift store, so we’re getting there.
Anyway, it feels so nice to be making our house that much more of a home and be getting as much stuff as possible out of storage too.