More Jumbo Space Bags

More Jumbo Space Bags

This week’s project involves more Space Bags. On Sunday, I purchased more space bags like I hoped to last week. On Monday, I condensed more items in the attic – sheets and towels this time. I am definitely making progress on the attic – I should have taken pictures before I started. It is amazing the amount of stuff that is accumulated when you stay in the same house for almost 8 years. The condensing of the towels… The condensing of the sheets… This evening, my husband helped me get the 4 Space Bags (stuffed animals, blankets, towels, and sheets) into the attic. They took up about 1/3 of the space the items took up before they were packed into vacuum bags. Yay for more space and...

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Jumbo Space Bags

Jumbo Space Bags

My weekly projects have spread into the weekend for once. I have to share these “new to me” huge space bags. They are awesome!  I can fit so much in them and plan on buying many more for other items. The first thing I used the Jumbo Space Bag for is my stuffed animal collection. They were taking up a lot of room in the attic and this is my first step to getting the attic more organized and condensed. All of the stuffed animals (minus the two huge ones) fit into this jumbo bag – 6 or so bags into 1 – too cool! My second Jumbo Space Bag was used for the many blankets we have in the house. I pared them down before determining the stack to try to fit in the bag. All of the blankets didn’t fit, but many more than I thought. Of all of the blankets in the Space Bag before vacuuming, I had to remove the bright orange one… it just wouldn’t fit.  All of the blankets left over are the ones used for guests the most, so they will go in another space bag with pillows and towels that will be stored in the guest room for easy access. Looking forward to purchasing more Jumbo Space Bags early next week…...

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Closet Semi-Redesign

Closet Semi-Redesign

This week’s project is the master bedroom closet. When your “workplace” is your home, there are always things you can find to keep up “continuous improvement”. One of the places I am always most critical of is the master bedroom closet. It has changed over the years from a single shelf with no hanger bar just the rungs where nothing would slide more than a couple inches – a bar was added soon after moving in. The first improvement was the raising of the closet length shelf to add another shelf with a hanger bar so both my and my husband’s clothes would fit. Shortly after the new long shelf was the addition of 2 uprights with about eight 2-foot shelves to hold clothing that would normally fit in a dresser – I didn’t want dressers in the bedroom anymore. The shelving was installed in an awkward corner of the closet that clothes hung up just seemed lost. For this closet redesign, I wanted to be more efficient in the design and allow the natural light in the room to let us see the clothes we use most. I made my list of things needed: two 2′ shelves, two 2′ rods with hooks, 4 shelf supports, one 3′ rod, wire basket rack system, and baskets. I couldn’t just go out and buy the 2′ shelves or 3′ rod needed due to size and availability in the local stores, so I had to modify shelves and a rod I had – fun, fun, fun – and lots of work! I replaced the wood shelving in the awkward corner with 2 wire shelves to match the existing shelving and added hanging bars to the two shelves. The 4′ hanger bar was cut down to 3′ to allow a wire rack system that supports up to ten 4″ deep drawers. For the new rack with wire baskets, I decided to use 8 drawers since I needed 6 that are 4″ deep and 2 that are 7″ deep to support our necessary items. I am very happy with this design and it is as close to what I have always imagined this closet would look like. It is not my ideal closet, but it works quite well now. The only thing it is missing is a light. One day I will install one of...

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