Stuff to Put Our Stuff In

Jun. 8, 2018

Robert's crate cabinets

Jun. 8, 2018

Day 6

The process of storing stuff proves daunting.

Granted, the first several days we are still suffering from exhaustion from the first part of the process, emptying our home in Ocala.

After a couple days, we feel as rested as we are going to feel in the summer heat.

So we begin looking for places to put things. We find ourselves buying stuff to put our stuff in. 

We decide to take our existing storage crates and improve them. Nothing is ever as easy as we think it will be. We purchase plexiglass, hinges, and latches, and 4 more crates.

We attempt to get help at Lowes. Huge sign says their cutting equipment is broken...Robert cuts two himself. They aren't too bad, but it's very time consuming.

We go to Ace hardware. They make a deal with us on cutting some end pieces, but they don't have the same latches, so we have to go back to Lowes for that.

Shopping time for supplies far exceeds the time we thought entire project would take....

But Robert carries on...and although a few pieces cracked a little...they are finished.

In order to store stuff we also purchased two more plastic drawer units. I kidded about only having 3 drawers, but Robert has stuff too! 

So now we have 9 drawers to share and 8 crates made into cabinets.

Most of our stuff is still in the truck. 

I refuse to bring it down until I can put it straight away.

I can't find my hairbrush.

On Monday morning bright and early, my hair wound up on a salon floor.

Problem was solved, for once, without  buying more stuff. 

I have a feeling we are not done getting rid of stuff. If we keep adding stuff to keep stuff in, we won't be able to stuff ourselves in here.

But no matter what,

When we untie this tub and sail away next month,

It will all be worth it.




Jun. 8, 2018
Jun. 8, 2018

"Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
Elise Boulding"