Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ideas Please!

I realize this isn't really a cooking post, but it is along the lines of home organization so I thought I'd ask all you "Marthas" out there for your help.

I've been working on cleaning out the second bedroom of our house where all our "stuff" seems to get stuffed. I've been going through boxes of stuff that I packed up while I still lived with my parents. Yeah, I'm that bad. :-P Anyway, I've run across a lot of my papers, etc. from high school, college, HSLDA, and so on. Does anyone have any ideas for the best way to store this kind of stuff? I don't really want to shove it all in a box and have it fall apart or get smashed any further than it already is, but I also don't want to take the time and effort to put it all in scrapbooks for now. Help!


Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

Plastic bins work great. They are very cheap at Walmart or Target and they keep things from getting smashed. You can go with the kind with drawers and wheels or the flatter kind that slide right under the bed.

the Joneses said...

Paper are so my downfall. Amen to Rachelle's suggestion above. A small filing cabinet is good, too, for things you like to look at more frequently. Above all, don't throw out anything you think you might want; put it away and revisit it every year or so and see if it's still valuable! I still regret cleaning out some stuff (HSLDA, incidentally) years ago.

-- SJ