Sunday, 16 August 2009

Shhhhhhhhhhh I am typing this quietly

My hubby is asleep on the settee. He is all washed out. I took him to IKEA ... TWICE in three days... and he has spent two days bulding "things".
Last summer I started to clear a set of shelves that went from floor to ceiling on my landing. It was both messy, never looked tidy and made out of old second hand white formaica that used to belong to my Hubby's Aunt in the form of fitted wardrobes.
The shelving housed everything from all my college, uni and work books, papers and resources. All our books both adult and childrens (being a primary school teacher there was some thought that I had more childrens' books than the children.) All our photos, documents toys, jigsaw.... you get the idea.
I got rid of it. First of all I got rid of anything that had not been played with in the last 3 months. And as Steph and Matty are both teenagers now, it was time for a lot of the stuff to go. I did have to sit Hubby and Matty down to discuss the possible removal of their lego!
It took a long time to sort, throw and find new homes for everything. I cleared a shelf a week.
Anyway just before xmas I was left with a load of books and started selling them through Amazon. It is so much easier than E-bay. All the pics are there you do not have to take photos, the postage is already worked out , although you have to consider the weight of the thing you are selling. When I did not have a job over Xmas it came in handy at £400 plus. You do not have a time limit of how longs things stay for sale either so every so often I get an e-mail advising me to post something.
I am not down to a few books that all fit into one storage box.
Then Hubby was given some money and a fish tank. The tank was given ages ago and we did not have the space to set it all up as it was bigger than the one we have going now. The money was from payment for fitting a kitchen the other week.
So we went to IKEA and we bought a shelving unit for the landing to house our CDs and remaining books that we want to keep
It is a combination of these units (it is not that same combi as in the pic)
2 CD units
One larger books case
One corner smaller book case

THEN for the lounge we bought two sets of drawers and a TV stand.The drawers are supposed to be bedroom furniture but we have a large DVD collection and I am sick of dusting stuff and we thought that having drawers instead of shelves would cut down on the dust and make things look tidier.

They will go next to each other and the drawers line up with each other looking quite sleek. The Fish tank will go ontop of the four drawer set and will then be level with the 6 drawer

Even though Matty helped my poor Hubby is fast asleep now. Some weekend for him!

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

This is going to look great! What kind of fish will you get?
Nice to see you blogging again.