Week two of my efforts to clear out half of my bedroom is drawing to a close, and check it out! Thanks to Mom reading a bunch of old Highlights for Children to the kids, I got five boxes unpacked! I'm donating half a box of magazines to the library, I packed up a whole storage tub with my hubby's things (and freed up some closet space too!), and combined a couple other boxes that are things I'll be putting on shelves once I get shelves.
Yes, shelves. I decided I need some storage space in here if I'm going to get organized. After all, "A place for everything, and everything in its place" only works if everything has a place. With that in mind, Mom and the kids and I went to Ikea yesterday to find me what I need. But what I found was that Ikea is more expensive than I'd anticipated, and also I never found precisely what I want. I want something with doors that open to reveal shelves that's about 4 feet high, and then on top of that, some shelves or cubes. I like the idea of some storage bins to hold odds and ends that I need handy, but not all over the place, and I found several patterns for crocheting them yourself here, which I might try as a fun way to use up some excess yarn.
Anyway, since I couldn't find what I want while we were at Ikea, I'm going to go to Target soon and get a couple of things that you can add together. I was thinking an organizer like this, with something like this on top of that, and then maybe these on top of the whole thing, all in white if I can manage it. Let's hope I can find what I want!