What's Going on HereThree years ago we moved to Arizona. Three years ago we discovered IKEA. Three years ago we fell in love with the Hemnes line of bedroom furniture. We like the simple, clean lines.
We have always needed a little extra space, but we didn't want to buy bedroom furniture. So the the t-shirts went from being folded in the drawers to being hung, and our old ice chest style nightstands soon became storage for jammies and undershirts. Yet, over the last couple of years we have outgrown our mere 5-drawer chest, closet, and nightstands.
When I was in the hospital, 4 wks ago, Richie washed all the laundry but folded none of it. Over the last month clothes have piled up in the floor. I'm ashamed to what extent this became a problem for us. A couple weeks ago while cleaning I discovered a tub; it had clothes in it, clothes I'd not been able to fit into in almost 2 years. I sorted through what I wanted to unpack (because most of them fit now) and began doing laundry. Last week I washed all our dirty laundry, including the new additions. I spent 5-6 hours one day simply folding and hanging laundry. I had to quit when I ran out of hangers and drawer space. I was still left with several loads that needed to be dealt with. I bought some hangers, but still lacked the room I really needed. Whereas in the past I was always able to manage fine with our space and find a way to make it all fit, I was completely unable to do anything with remaining loads of laundry. After much deliberation we decided to give in and buy the furniture we have grown to love from IKEA.
This weekend we bought the furniture we've loved for the last 3 years and got it all put together! Woot!!
I cleaned out the sitting room; Richie and I moved his old chest out. We got this stuff moved in, and replaced our old ice chest nightstands with Hemnes nightstands as well. Now I have to get all the clothes transferred, t-shirts unhung and folded, and every other piece of clothing sorted, folded and put away.
There are lots of other "to do's" on my list while Richie is out of town. I need to get the spare room rearranged, the master put back together, the cardboard and papers taken to the recycling bin, among some other secret plans that will only be announced later. I have a super busy week ahead of me, lots of surprises!!