21 January 2009

My life in tubs

Since December, I've been on a mission to get things under control around here. I must be making progress, because our daughter observed recently that the content of our lives has now been reduced to plastic tubs. This photo shows only a few of the many, many tubs that are now in our basement storage area.

As I've been organizing stuff, I've been thinking hard about what to keep. I've given some things away and taken quite a bit to Goodwill. But there are lots of items that I want to save or that I don't have the heart to get rid of right now, so into the tubs they go. The tubs have eliminated a lot of visual clutter from our daily living space. Plus, they're stackable and fairly watertight, and having the contents organized will make downsizing much easier in the future.


9 comments:

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I love the progress you have made! I feel the same way - it is my goal to get more organized and clean things out! congrats to you, I know what a good feeling that is

Linda said...

Good for you getting organized. I bought 5 more tubs to finish putting stuff away in our basement last week and that is as far as I got. :)

Darcey said...

Great Progress! I need to do the same thing in our basement.

Sharon said...

Good work, Janet. I, too, have been putting things in tubs. It is a good feeling to see them stacked and to have them labeled. :)

Benita said...

I need to do this as well someday. Or maybe you can come & help me when you're done? ;) Lookin' good & nicely organized!

Sarah C. said...

We have a good number of tubs too. I love them since they are so easy to store & don't attract bugs like cardboard boxes do.

toners said...

I don't know what I'd do without plastic tubs :) Great job!

Lily said...

lov eme some plastic bins. good for you for getting organized

Cheri said...

Great job! And I'm SO SO glad to see all your tubs don't match...those tubs are kind of expensive, and they never sell the same kind twice, so we have mismatched ones in our basement as well. If Janet's tubs don't all match, then it's ok if mine don't either, lol;)