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Refrigerator Overload

fridge door

This isn’t so bad.

There are times you can’t even see a hint of blue showing through!

And although I love all the notes, and photos, and art work, and awards, and alphabet magnets, and other random wonders that get stuck on to what is known as refrigerator wasteland  …  I can’t take another visual addition.

And honestly, I might have a stroke if I ever saw it empty …

almost as if we had been robbed!

But I fear it is time for a new solution .. heck, we may find something with extreme monetary value under all that other visually stunning stuff.

{ highly doubtful, but not completely unreasonable or wishful thinking, right? }

Here’s a few ideas I found via internet…

Option #1 – chalkboard paint?

kitchen chalkboard wall

{ p/c remain simple }

Not bad … but I fear the chalkboard could cause some visual overload as well and it’s not as easy to stick stuff too, not to mention the chalky mess & build up.

Option #2 – cork board wall?:

kitchen cork wall

{ p/c Flickr }

meh … not a fan of this option either.

Option #3 – the best of all three?:

kitchen wall best

{ p/c It’s Written on the Wall }

um… can you say YAY!?  Houston, we have a WINNER!

I love love LOVE this idea!

It’s like a mini gallery of chalk, cork and magnetic possibilities!

And it doesn’t feel cluttered or visually abusive.

I canNOT wait to get started!

Do you have a special “creative space” for all the notes, art & treasures?


Does This Look Familiar?

Do any of these garage images look familiar?  No…I didn’t sneak over in the middle of the night and take a few snap shots to embarrass you, BUT I know a lot of garages and sheds that look just like this!  Mine included!

Now that the weather is warming, it’s the perfect time to pull it all out and get rid of the stuff you don’t need.  Stuff Etc has a loooooong list of shoppers looking for all the stuff you need to unload.  Upgrading your grill?  Bring us the other one.  How many bikes have your kids outgrown?  Get them in here!  We have people looking for your quality used camping equipment, lawnmowers, gardening items, pool tools, outdoor summer sports equipment, and the list goes on and on!

Don’t waste any more time.  The larger items you don’t need an appointment for, drop those off ANY TIME.  The other stuff, make an appointment to bring those in at any of our five locations and enjoy a clutter free spring and summer.  Click here to access our appointment schedules. Now get out there and enjoy the weather!  See you soon.  🙂

Cross Off TWO Resolutions!

Two of the most common resolutions on many top ten lists of resolutions are GET ORGANIZED and SAVE MONEY.  Am I right or am I right?
Guess what?!  I started yesterday!  I know. I know.  It’s only January 2nd, but shoot!  Why waste time?  I live in a very large farmhouse which comfortably allows for many things to gather without being too obvious.  But as I was trying to put away Christmas and our closets were literally bursting… I said to myself, “Sister, it is time to get to Stuff!”  (yes, I sometimes call myself sister, cause it’s fun, AND I am actually a sister so it’s applicable too) 🙂
I looked like I was heading into battle. I armed myself with a huge stash of recycle bags and pockets full of trash bags and went from room to room.  I organized and gathered items that we no longer use (or sadly never used).  I kept the Stuff Etc standards in mind and into the recycle bags went the items I can consign and as hard as it was, the other items went into trash bags that will go to donation.  And even further, the stuff NOBODY deserves to be burdened with went to the burn pile.
Talk about rejuvenating!  And even more exhilarating is reaping the financial rewards!  WHICH I have resolved to SAVE at the bank of Stuff Etc.  I mean, shoot, it’s like free money, right?  It’s not like I had to work too hard for it and if I just leave it there and let it build up, when it’s time to get the kid’s school clothes in the fall I won’t have to take it from my paycheck – just use my store credit.  Or if we want to take a little family trip (another resolution “spend more time with family”) that we probably can’t usually afford, then I will have some money that again, won’t have to come from my paycheck.   WIN/WIN!!
Looky there!  TWO, possibly THREE, resolutions I can actually check off my list this year.  Let’s face it, it’s hard to follow through with the resolutions year after year.  And being a goal-oriented person, it’s almost depressing when I’m unable to cross things off my list…seriously! I almost resolved to not even have resolutions, but when Stuff Etc makes it this easy…I am a happy person and a successful list crosser-offer!