Sunday, October 11, 2009


We went on our first Ikea trip in months today. I needed to get some things to help us get more organized in general and also because, holy crap, Thanksgiving is in, like, a month, y'all.

Here is what was on our list to purchase:
Picture Frames (3)
Plastic Storage Container
Silicone Ice Cube Trays (2)
Boxes (3)

This is what we bought:
Picture Frames (4)
Plastic Storage Container
Silicone Ice Cube Trays (2)
Door Mat
Cutting Board
Napkin Holder
Dining Room Chairs (2)
Chest of 6 Drawers
Floor Protection Thingies
Light Bulb was a success? I guess? If you define success as "buying a crap load more than what we planned."


I've been reading this book in the hopes of finding some solutions to make our house more homey and friendly and inviting. I picked it up at the library after reading that Jennifer at the Conversion Diary is going to read a similar (newer) book by the same author. The library didn't have that new book Jennifer is reading, so this one is going to have to do for now. But that's okay because so far I'm enjoying it.

I feel a strong responsibility to get things in shape around here since I'm, you know, HERE all the time. It was pretty easy to ignore the extra stuff hanging around our house when I wasn't home very often. But now that I am always treading the same few feet of space over and over and over again, I can't help but notice that we have a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. Stuff that needs to go, go, go. And I am nothing if not a sentimental pack rat, so getting rid of things (my precious, precious stuff!) is soul wrenching. But, alas, it must be done. So wish me luck, my friends, for I shall need it. Operation: Declutter begins tomorrow.


In other news, Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet also starts tomorrow. Clearly, I am a glutton for punishment. If you start reading strange, unintelligible posts then you know what happened. Cleaning out closets with no carbs for fuel killed me.



Guy said...

Julie's list is similar every time we make the trek to IKEA. And then we always buy twice as much as planned. I hate that place. Luckily the closest one is 5 hours away.

Mel said...

Oh my gosh I love that store. We just went there to buy dressers. It killed me that we only went in the bottom section pulled our boxes and left. By left I mean sat in the parking lot for 45 minutes while Kevin tied them down on top of the car. ahhhh.