Monday, 18 November 2013

All Unpacked... Finally!

For anyone that has visited our new place, you know about the spare room. The one downstairs room where we keep all and mean all of the stuff that we don't know what to do with. When we first moved in, last February, you couldn't even walk into the spare room, it was filled from corner to corner with furniture, art, tools, paint and one thousand other things that we couldn't unpack fast enough. 

Fast forward almost one year, and embarrassingly, four or five guests that had to sleep in the spare room with the mess, and we've almost got the entire house organized and put away. This weekend was crunch time. I promised myself that I wouldn't start decorating the house for Christmas until everything was clean. Well, I bought another shelf for the spare room and I got to work. Here are some photos of how I spent my weekend:

The photos cannot capture how truly horrifying the mess was in real life:

                                           .... so overwhelming!

A few long hours of cleaning and organizing and this is the result! It's not a pretty room, but it's our storage room (kind of a big deal in this city). Guests now welcome, it's no hotel, but at least you're not sleeping in a hoarder's paradise.

I would like to thank my cheap pine shelving from Canadian Tire, a very large collection of white dollar store bins and one good pad of sticky labels; I couldn't have done this without you!

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