This post explains some of my Things I've Been Meaning to Do for this month.
About 9 years ago I moved in to my little house. 3 bedrooms, open plan living/dining/kitchen, 3-way bathroom, single carport. It was perfect for me, and I slowly, slowly replaced my student furniture with new pieces.
Three years ago my mother suddenly passed away, followed by my step-father 6 months later. Suddenly I inheritted half a houseful of furniture. There was not enough room for it all - and my sister is dealing with half of it!! It turns out we also inherited my step-dad's Mother's stuff. He'd simply packed up her house, and put it in storage on their property.
Then I met Mr Trifectagirl, when he moved in he had his stuff, plus the stuff from his parents place. So in my little house, we now had the equivelant of about 3 households of furniture, kitchen gear, spare electric cables - the whole kit and kaboodle.
Then Baby J was on his way. More stuff. And even more since he arrived!
To deal with all of this, we have a lock-up unit, which is full to the brim - but we keep squeezing in more. The house is still over-full, but it would be so much worse without the lock-up.
My carport was also full. So my car has lived in the drive for about 2 years. Passing some furniture onto a student friend, plus a sizable donation to a charity helped start clearing that. So what's in the photo on my TIBMTD post for September is a massive improvement on the original!! It's still got one massive wardrobe I haven't been able to off-load, but it's a good start - although I'm thinking about re-purposing the wardrobe for crafts/sewing. Need to think on that one.
Next place to attack as one of my TIBMTD is under the beds - we have boxes of stuff from my Mum's place. Crockery, nick-nacks, photos, all sorts. Baby J's rooms is the worst, so at the top of the list
We're slowly, but surely, whittling away at our piles of stuff. I think TIBMTD will play a significant part of this project!!