Here are a few of my goals:
- Clean the coffee maker. My father-in-law just installed a whole-house water filter for us, so I'm thrilled to have gotten rid of the broken, bulky PUR one on our sink. Now I just need to run a pot of vinegar through the coffee pot and our coffee will hopefully start tasting better again. With our SIGG bottle, we haven't needed to buy jugs of bottled water for the last year.
- Sort through baby clothes and take some of them along with outgrown toys to the baby consignment shop in town.
- Move the dresser from the guest room into the living room. Sounds a little crazy, but I like to "shop the house" (as The Nester says) rather than buying something new. With a little ingenuity, you can repurpose a lot of what you already have.
It's like our little wooden "secretary" which holds our phone books, stamps, envelopes, pens, tech gadgets, and just about anything that we don't know what to do with.
Clearly, it's a mess, and the short shelves that were meant to hold sheet music just aren't good for holding much else. I've heard more curses from Mr. Geek at this cabinet than anything else in the house. The latch is hard to open and close, and papers get crammed in the back. And of course his beloved collection of Japanese incense is stored in boxes in here, so he hates having to fight with this cabinet to burn a stick.
So the dresser is going to replace this, and hopefully be a place for keeping a blanket or two for chilly evenings on the sofa. I have some boxes and baskets that can fit into the drawers for storing small items, but I think a lot of the stuff in the cabinet is going to be purged. I'll post some photos after we move the dresser downstairs.