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Repurpose Old Doors

  After spending months regaling my friend Pete with stories about Storage Unit Auctions and writing a Blog for Storage Unit Auction List, He FINALLY attended an auction!! And he bid!!! And he won!!! Pete bid on 3 different units and got so caught up with the excitement that he spent top dollar to win!! He got each of the units for $10, $12 and $50!!! Pete was thrilled! For $72, Pete purchased 400 square feet of well…Stuff!!!   “I …

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Let’s Get Organized! More Organizational / Upcycle Ideas for the Overcrowded Home

Recap: I am having new floors put in and while it has left my home in a total state of disaster, it has also given me the perfect opportunity to organize, upcycle, and get rid of things I haven’t seen in 7 years!!! Organization is Hard Work!!! I have always considered myself a very organized person! I remember my mother in law coming over one day and peering into my kitchen rag drawer.  She burst out laughing!! When I asked what was so funny, …

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Upcycle Ideas for the Overcrowded Home Part II

Shelving  When you tear apart your home, as I have had to do for the new flooring to be installed, you tend to look at everything in a new light.  That new light is called UPCYCLING or “reusing the old as something new”.  It has a very positive feel doesn’t it! Since I am an artist, I tend to find “use” for just about everything there is from old fabric, paper, buttons, and yarn.  These things can become very disorganized …

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Upcycle Ideas for the Overcrowded Home Part I

I am no expert on getting rid of stuff!!! I think “getting rid of stuff” is ONE of the reasons we rent storage units.  We move our least used items out of our homes and into a small garage type facility that we rent so that we can essentially “think” about getting rid of this stuff eventually!! We are just NOT ready to get rid of it NOW!! I have lived at my current address for seven years.  Even though …

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