Last weekend My Man made me a happy, happy woman. (He always makes me happy...this was just special.) In half of our basement is a Lionel train set room. My Man and son started building it probably 5 years ago. It has sat untouched and unfinished for over a year now. The train project became too expensive, too time-consuming and too overwhelming. We sold the trains on eBay to help with our adoption expenses in the fall. My Man spent all of Saturday unscrewing the track and taking apart the train tables that filled the room. He rebuilt the room to have shelves lining the walls for my stock pile and canned goods.
I was so happy because I can about 100 quarts of vegetables and fruits every summer. I fill my pantry and then try to find other vacant shelves, cabinets, boxes, furniture,....anywhere. Since I began couponing, I have also filled my bathroom closet plus loaded under my bed with boxes of our stockpile.
No more!! I call it the Fish Store. I made labels for the walls and now I can send the Fish Sticks to the basement to get things that we have run out of. It's not near as extreme as the Extreme Couponers on tv. I'm not into hoarding, but it is nice to be organized and to have everything in its proper place. Plus now I can efficiently suck up those huge dust bunnies under my bed. Not only am I happy, happy, happy but so is My Man.