Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday

I was sitting in my living room last week, looking into the clutter of my dining room and wondering what to do about it. Some of it I can't touch--it's my husband's at-home-office area, too. But the cookbooks set alongside the pretty blue-and-white plates on the white hutch bothered me. They just didn't look right. But there was no place else to put them. The two cabinets in my dining room are full of bowls, baking supplies, etc. Then I got a bolt-out-of-the-blue idea. I got it the way we always get them: when thinking of something totally unrelated. The unrelated thing was what a mess my pantry is becoming (again). I suddenly realized I had a lot of wasted space up in the back of the top shelf. (Top shelf is for breakfast items). So...why not move the bowls I rarely use back there? And open up some space in the dining room cabinet? I did this and tackled a few things: 1)moved the books 2)sorted out bowls I'll never use and can get rid of and 3)cleaned the top shelf of the pantry while I was at it.
You'll have to take my word for it, as I can't connect my camera to the computer. If you've been paying attention, you know my bad puppy chewed the wire. And I haven't yet gotten over to Best Buy to see if I can replace it.

8 comments:

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

AWW your poor camera, I am not sure I could live with out mine! :)

It sounds like you did a ton of work, while freeing up some space, man space is precious ain't it?

FruitfulSpirit said...

Bad puppy! Great thought on how to reutilize your spacing! Love when these thoughts come out ou the blue and they work so well!

Have a great evening and a wonderful week!

Tizzie said...

Space. There is nothing like creating it, or using it!!!!!!

I've connected my cam for the first time so am crossing fingers that the pics will upload as they need to be seen to be believed!

Larae said...

Hey there, I saw your comment over at Rocks In My Dryer and think you would be interested in my latest post having to do with Mom's For Modesty. I'm an avid reader and LOVE your posts, keep up the good work!

Shereen said...

Isn't that the best, when something just comes to your mind to do, and it turns out great. Thanks for sharing, I hope you are able to get your camera soon.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

WOOHOO! 2 birds.. one stone! Well done!

Kathleen Marie said...

I would die without my camera but aside from that I need you around to help me clean out my pantry! Thanks for the motivation!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Brilliant!!! It is so fun to discover more space! I am loving my pantry now that I have room to put stuff in it!

Great work! :)