I have been planning and talking about this move for some time -it is quite an undertaking as I have a ton of "stuff". I knew that it would have to wait till we were back from Florida- but life has a way of delaying the best of plans. Finally though, the move is underway. Bruce and I did a down and back to IKEA in New Jersey this past week in order to pick up the shelves that I wanted. I'm happy to say that I earned enough money last fall selling some of my bracelets and knitted ornaments, that I was able to cover the cost of the shelves - a nice feeling - my craft paying for my craft storage!
As you will see - the room is indeed bright and sunny - a huge difference from the basement which, while it was well-lighted, lacked what only true sunlight can provide. I am trying to determine what should come upstairs and what should stay in the basement. My new room is wonderful, but is significantly smaller than my basement space. I don't need to bring up all of the Christmas boxes. All of my soaping equipment needs to remain where it is. I'm trying to narrow things down a bit so that I will actually be able to see what I have. How many times have I bought something again only because I couldn't find what I already had!!?? The result at the moment is that I have an explosion both downstairs and up! Right now I'm just loading the shelves and will organize them once I've determined that everything that I want is there.
I promise to keep you posted on my progress - this will not come together quickly!
|Getting started on the first of three shelving units. The third had to be moved to the guest bedroom across the hall because of the hot-water baseboard heat.|
|The view out my window - a tad different from the basement!|