Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More on packing and decluttering, and the daily savings club.........

As most of you know we are moving to a 1907 farmhouse, which has no closets to talk of. So until we get them built, we have a little issue with where to put everything. Including in that is our spare bedding, so I decided to buy some space bags . You know the ones you attach your vacuum too and suck out the air. I have to say I haven't heard very many good reviews of the product but I thought I'd give it a try. I paid $30 + taxes for two jumbo and three large bags. Plus I had two large Ziplock bags that I thought I would use as well.

I had six pillows, one queen sized feather bed, two queen comforters with two pillow shams each, one twin duvet with cover and pillowcases, two blankets. This is what they looked like before hand:

This is what it looks like after:
As they are compacted like that, I will be able to store them under the bed in the spare bedroom. All the day to day bedding and sheets, I will be storing in a blanket chest that my dad made for me years ago.

For those of you wondering what we are doing about our clothes. There is one small closet in the spare bedroom and my friend is lending us three Rubbermaid closets to use. We also have some dressers, and we will have an other throwing out session I am guessing before we move. We also plan on building closets at some point....hopefully later on in the year.

Now onto the Daily Saving Club, here we are at the end of another month, its gone by super fast hasn't it? You should have $23.25 in your pot as of today. From tomorrow April 1st, it will be $1 per day if you are following the formula. if you have kept all the money you have put into your pot, you will have saved up $45, just like that. Isn't it an easy way of saving?


scrappy quilter said...

Oh my, we have the exact same problem in our old Victorian home. We do have 2 closets, so small you can barely put anything in them. We store most of our clothes in dressers (we've gotten really good at how many clothes we all have) and I hang up our winter jackets and such in the closets.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Amazing! Good Luck with your move.Can't wait to see all the photos of your work!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Gill, Costco has space bags multipacks at a fractionof the cost if you want to buy more

Looks like your packing and organizing is going well!

QuiltedSimple said...

We lived in an old farmhouse when we were first married for about 3 years - which had NO closets whatsoever. Fortunately, it was just the 2 of us, and we could convert 1 room to a closet and hang a wire shelving unit on the wall to hang good clothes on.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I hope you love your new home and location, but old houses are such work! I imagine that you have thought through everything and planned accordingly, because it sounds as though you will be very busy for a while.

It's not something I would be willing to undertake--but then I have no pioneering spirit. You seem to have plenty.

George said...

I've often wondered how those space bags work out in practice. It sounds as if you are pleased with them thus far.

K said...

Hi, Can I ask where you purchased your SpaceBags?
We were thinking of checking out Canadian Tire today but got lazy.
Does the air stay sucked out of them or do they puff back up?
FreakyGirl! from FS