Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year! Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, here it is! The second day of the NEW YEAR! The first Monday of the year! Time to get that "Fresh Start" to the new year going!
One of my goals or intentions for the New Year is to DECLUTTER! Which is a challenge when you're trying to collect more and more treasures to sell! If there are any "vintage sellers" reading this with answers to this dilemma, please share! So my first project is going to be...getting all my Hob Nobber and Gwen & Alma's "fun finds" sorted and stored!
I have to keep my Gwen & Alma's treasures kind of out in the open so when something sells, I can snap it up without going through bins trying to find it. I have a room next to the laundry room which, before I opened Gwen & Alma's, I called my Hob Nobber room. It is where I store the treasures I've collected to sell. And now with the new online store I'm adding MORE finds to this room. It is OVERFLOWING! Sometimes you can't even WALK IN THERE! That does NOT work very well.
So right now this is what I've had for storage: Small Gwen & Alma items I keep in a vintage metal storage cupboard. Larger items go on shelves. Then large furniture items that I usually save for Hob Nobber Sales, have to go in the single garage, which is heated. But the problem is that my husband also wants to fit his golf cart in there for the winter, which takes a lot of maneuvering. And I want to keep the linens upstairs to make sure they stay extra clean. So, yeah, I've got a lot of organizing to do!
Now this ( above ) is practical, but not appealing for my vintage treasures...
This is vintage and I could fit a lot of small items in there. But what to do with the big stuff? And I want to keep it vintage looking and not be expensive. So that's my challenge. Any professional organizers out there?
I'm usually good at organizing but it's hard to get furniture and big stuff together without looking like just a heap of furniture! I want it to look nice! So this may take a long time to complete...I'm going to take some "before" and "after" photos so I'll keep you posted.