My house is. I've been decluttering like mad, but it's still really overwhelming.
And wow, lightning speed!
2007-10-18 05:36 pm (UTC)
that icon disturbs me so ...
2007-10-18 07:18 pm (UTC)
Crazy Frog Bros :)
I think it was in 2005 that I heard a report that, in the last 50 years, the number of persons in the average American houshold had been halved, while the number of square feet in the average American household had been doubled: so, on average, each person has four times as many square feet as in the '50s.
Shelves, as tall as you can stand them, are such a great help with storage. They're like skyscrapers, which store so many people/offices on a smaller bit of land, but for stuff.
i just bought a huuuuge dvd cabinet for that very purpose. lol. I was getting disgusted with my current storage system. Now I'm going to alphabetize and live in organized dvd glory. ;)
We need to do that too. We need a dvd/game shelf, and like two book shelves xD I have way too many books.
Oh Lord, I don't even want to think about my book crisis right now. One thing at a time, right?
Ha! Crazy Frog Brothers are very amusing! You gotta love the Internet sometimes.
Our house was designed by someone who apparently didn't believe in anyone wanting to put things away. Ever. Very little closet space, very little cabinetry, and just a crawl space with a sheet of industrial ply plastic over dirt. (Yeah, I'm going to store my grandmom's heirlooms under there!)
I try to go through our belongings once a year and donate to Goodwill or the Salvation Army, because we get so much for Christmas, birthdays, all-year-long, and we seriously don't even USE most of it. We don't have children yet, but if we had one in this house, there would be a serious problem with storage. In fact, the people we bought it from actually decided to sell it because they had two little boys and just could not make room for the kids' stuff. And it wasn't like their kids were spoiled or anything. This is just a silly house. :) (I still love it, though. It forces me to break out of my packratness.)
That'd be hard for me. If you have kids do you think you'll move?
i do, but its because i'm trying to fit all my stuff into my bedroom and my office, and leave the rest of the apartment to my mother, who is the rightful owner, after all :D
I think I'd flip out if I only had two rooms to carry all my crap.
Those children are the best argument for Rytalin I've ever seen ;)
And is it a storage crisis, or a we have way to much crap crisis?
lol, nice. ;)
A bit of both. ;)
Oh I love those kids!
Yeah we have a storage crisis. Even though I only came here with a few suitcases. Ronnie has so much stuff. He tends to pile it. I have stuff, too, now. The house is small and we really would love another room just for his computer building. (Not to mention that I would love a place to layout my beads and crafts and not have to move them, too).
We are bad but not as bad as friends of ours. They kept a house rented for years primarily because it had so much stuff in it. When they finally let it go, they just moved everything into three huge storage areas. She says they have no idea what is in therem as some is unopened wedding presents, (their oldest son is 20 this year), and some is things they inherited and haven't looked at.
He's a CPA with his own accounting business and they have a tremendously huge dining table in their living room with stacks of files on it that is his working at home area. They
Yikes! I can't even imagine!!!!
My apt is 500ish square feet so we have a storage space that we rent. It's about the size of a reasonable walk-in closet and costs $25/month. I feel ridiculous for having it but I am practically crawling over my bed to go to the bathroom.
Makes sense to me! It's definitely worth it rather then having to try and fit that in your current spac too.
We (snappleit and I) have a huge storage problem. We live in a small apartment and we both tried to bring all of our belongs from when we lived with our parents. That includes anything from old toys to memories of exes. Its bad we really should just get rid of most of it but we're pack rats at heart and the only form of storage our apartment offers is a tiny closet thing on the patio and what little closet space in the apartment we have. If we could afford it I'd love to just buy a bunch of those big plastic storage containers from walmart, stick everything we don't need in those, and rent out a storage unit. Our apartment would be a lot cleaner that way hehe.
Totally~ I think that's my eventual plan, too.
Haha I just watched the video. Those kids are so nerdy and cute xD