the cleared pathway through the living room has gone across the back wall and has started to come back to the front wall. I’m working on making the normal path and 3 others through the living room into a square, well rectangle, around the edges. (Then everything doesn’t have to be lifted and carried–backwards in some cases– to the front door.
Otherwise, I took something that was hanging around the living room and decided it would work better for bead storage than my last pop crate, which only kind of fit the slide boxes I’d gotten for it. The pop crate is destined for the antique store, as are 5 spice bottles that were with it and 4 glass ball/votive holders. I also tossed 3 of the slide boxes, as their lids were written on, had stickers on them, etc.
One thing I did was realize that I had a lot of “stuff” that was for eventual house projects: a door latch, the glass balls (above), a safe light, a helper bar (like for old folk), etc. I made a box for it.
When I looked in the box, I realized I’ve been buying things to make hanging lamps, and we have no place for them. There’s one ceiling that’s tall enough, it’s the stairwell and it has a hanging lamp/fan, which helps keep our bills down, as it circulates warm or cold air around the house.
Nowhere to put hanging lamps? The glass balls go to the antique store! I could stack them and put a brass rod through them for a table lamp, it’d look cool. But I have table lamps I’m not using now, so out it goes!
This is exactly the sort of stuff that has become permanent flotsam here. Pending projects, with nowhere to put it. It’s going away these days. In a box or OUT,
But I still have to work on the attic some more so I can get those boxes out of the kitchen! (Sigh.)