Here are a few ideas to keep you busy over the weekend:
These handmade wreaths look simple, yet elegant.
I think these ornaments are so adorable. The patterns are now available as a downloadable PDF .
I read this quote the other day and it got me thinking. 'Who decided it made sense to store unused stuff in plastic bins?'
As you may know, I have been continually trying to downsize my stuff for quite a while. I do not want to be a minimalist per se. I am grateful to have enough, but embarrassed to have too much. I counted our plastic bins. It makes me cringe to say that we have 24. 27 if you count Christmas stuff. Add to that 10 cardboard boxes in closets and under beds.
To be fair, not all of these bins are big - several of them are shoe box size, but in the interests of full disclosure, I counted them. I have 4 boxes just for craft type stuff. Several boxes hold family history items. Some boxes hold just a few things. I think with a little bit of work, I could reduce my 4 craft boxes to 3. And we could probably combine a few other boxes into one. Then use the empty plastic box to store something from a cardboard box. AND get RID of the empty cardboard box.
While Pat is watching football this weekend, I'll be re-organizing some of the bins.
We'll be celebrating our 37th (!!!!) wedding anniversary in 10 days. If we have 27 plastic bins and let's say 10 cardboard boxes - that is just one per year. Not too bad...but I don't want to continue to add a bin a year. Maybe from here on out we can get rid of a bin a year. By our 74th anniversary - no bins! :)
We'll see how low I can go! Check back on Monday. And I'm curious - how many plastic bins do you have?