A Great Storage Idea

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    Walls they can be so bare and boring. This article came from a DIY site I recently joined. The idea in the photo is a real simple way to make a bare and boring wall decorative and functional. The article does suggest alternatives rather than the piping. Some were sturdy curtain rods, rods made of wood or anything that would withstand the weight of it's purpose.

    I like the way it is presented in the author's craft room this is an idea that would be perfect in the carriage house.
     

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    Clever but I'm past this stage in life. I've just been throwing things in the garbage every week.

    I would say I haven't used 95% of the stuff I have in 8 years at least.
     
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    Very true Chrissy, when we moved from 2 bedroom to one, it was proof, we didn't need half the stuff
     
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    For renters, simple shelving using concrete blocks(or bricks) and lumber, eliminate attaching to the walls and can hold more weight. They can also be painted to match your decor, and easily relocated or removed.
     
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    That's so true @Joe Riley. Property owners have taken a stand on how their property is maintained by renters. I can't stand to see the bare walls when I visit my son's home.
     
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    You guys are reminding me of the days Michael and I first set up house. We took 8 cinder blocks, a door, and three old couch cushions we found, and that became our first piece of livingroom furniture. We used small cable spools for three chairs to go with a card table for our kitchenette. We took what little money we could scrape together and we bought a good mattress.

    We were happy and proud of ourselves for living within our means.
     
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    Sometimes it's hard to get rid of stuff but then I've quickly forgotten I even had it. I'm hardly a minimalist but I realize having more stuff isn't worth it.
     
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    I've been trying to pare thing down so I can move. I've been giving my son's and his father's things to other family members for the last year. Some of the big things like tractors , cars, wood working equipment, clothes, and all the things most people acquire in a lifetime, and I still need to cut the piles down. It's amazing the amount of stuff a person accumulates. But it's still got to be done.
     
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    It is amazing Ina - we had many wardrobes full of stuff, then we moved here to find ONE wardrobe for the pair of us :p
    But we do get by, just need to be a bit more organised :)
     
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    I agree, Kitty, even when hoarding is not the issue, we end up with a trail of material things in our possession.

    I used to have trouble getting a handle on the word "stewardship", until I parked the word "ownership" next to it. Someone said that we should own ten things. We are stewards of all the rest. We are keeping it for others.
     
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    Living within your means really sums it up. It's the way it should be.

    There seems to be so little of that today. Instant gratification. Everything is dated and needs to be replaced. Maybe I'm watching too much Home and Garden TV. But it seems that's what people are into.
     
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    I do understand @Kitty Carmel. I'm a woman of my times, but I am also old fashioned in many ways. I have always been proud of making my home function on as little money as I could, and the rest went in the bank. I grew up with the idea that if you could you put aside whatever was left over for your retirement. I received some ribbing for it, but today as a single person I can live comfortably. So that attitude paid off.:rolleyes:

    I've never had the buying bug, thank the Creator, and through the years all my furniture came from the castoff of my family's older generations, and the occasional piece I found set out on the side of rhe road. I just taught myself how to refinish it all, and now I have a houseful of antiques, :p

    I too get hung up on the gardening, cooking, and DIY programs. How can you not? :oops: :D
     
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