simple living series • on storage.
I want to live by the saying, "A place for everything and everything in its right place." Therefore, I need to keep the word "storage" out of my head from now on. Pinterest (as I previously mentioned) has been my go-to for minimalism inspiration, and I have a Minimalism Pinterest board in which I pin images that help me stay on track with my goals. While pinning the other day, I searched for "storage solutions," hoping to find some tips for tucking things away in a small space. Then it hit me -- I shouldn't need storage solutions, because I shouldn't have enough stuff to warrant that! I recently read about a fashion blogger (who is probably one amongst many) who has a public storage facility for some of her clothing. That is mind-blowing to me. Even if half of the clothes were free from sponsors, that's too much. When it gets to the point when I have to pay someone else to hold my crap, slap me. Thanks!
Though, I already have a few storage bins in my basement with old things in it that I just can't part with. Those things have been down there for months, and I haven't thought about them until I started writing this post. I probably could just dump it all, but I'm going to sort through them just in case there's something valuable or sentimental hiding. After that's taken care of, I think I'll reassess what I have in my bedroom. My walls have started looking like a crowded museum gallery, and since I took the doors off my closet, everything is quite visible. I have a lot of clothing to sell or donate, so I'll be working on that very soon too!
What are your thoughts on "storage?" Do you have a lot of things hidden away in buckets or is it just me?
Image above from thebigharumph on Etsy.