In the past two weeks, my incredibly insane (but lovable) husband took on tasks I've been needing for the past year. He finished the renovations of the kitchen (cabinets and shelving), put up shelving in our little office space in the living room, and shelving in my sewing room. In two weeks.
And yes, we have a lot of books and gadgets that we need shelving all over the house!
Everything was finished up this past week. I am ecstatic!
I was also insanely busy putting stuff away in my new cabinets and shelves- and I'm still not done!
Now I have a clutter-free kitchen because (almost) all the big gadgets are on the shelves and not the counters- including a deli slicer, mixer, food processor and the rice cooker. The cabinets are filled with all of the boxes, bags and baking ingredients that have been littering the counters forever.
And yes, I really do use those items a lot in my kitchen. Especially after I found out I can cook barley in the rice cooker- we have a ton of it!
I can now put away all of my books in the sewing room (which is a lot, since he had to fix the first set of shelving after I put too many books on it and broke the dang thing) ), and the counters are becoming clutter- free for cutting fabric and unfinished crafting projects.
The office space now has room for me to put things where I need them without them falling off the desk (with the cats' help) in piles!
When will the madness end?!?
Having jobs like this finished and implemented feels a lot like that first spring day, when you open the door, looking at the sunny brightness, hands on hips as you take your first deep breath of warm fresh air. Ah, what a great feeling! A very nice pick-me-up right before the Christmas chaos.
The best part? Now I have room for bake Christmas breads and cookies!
Wait a second....maybe there was a method to his madness after all? Hmm....