Who wants a little history on our house?
We moved to the house we live in now when I was 8 months pregnant with the little man, which is definitely not recommend, but due to my husband's job transfer we found ourselves trekking from the Des Moines area to a small county just east of Iowa City.
Needless to say I was emotional and not very happy about it.
My husband still remembers the "worst day of our lives" as he likes to call it, when we took a day trip to the county we needed to live in, only to find NOTHING and his pregnant, emotionally, pissed off wife, crying in the passenger seat. It was not a good day.
Long story short, we eventually settled into a small ranch style home in a small community. There wasn't a ton of housing available in our price range, so this cute little white house with burgundy shutters was going to have to do. Obviously the next few months included unpacking and birthing a child. Honestly, it was all kind of a blurr.
But there is one thing I do remember very vividly. My new house was small. Just under 1,000 sq. feet, it had three bedrooms, one small bathroom and NO basement. There isn't much privacy in our house, we've grown to live with it, but it can sure make a mom cranky sometimes.
I had to get creative. Where was I going to put everything? I am definitely not a "stuff" person. Trinkets are not my friends, but organization is. I would rather drop stuff off to Goodwill any day then fill a shelf in a living room with "junk".
Here is what I had to do with our drawers and closets that hold towels. Instead of folding, I roll.
|Hand towel door in kitchen|
|Hall closet holding bath towels|
By rolling everything, instead of folding, I easily can fit twice as many towels in each drawer/closet. It's a godsend. When my mom or MIL come to visit they still sometimes struggle with how to roll them extra tight and get them squeezed in there nice and pretty like I like....but I forgive:)
Someday we will move. We know this house is small and is temporary for our family. But it fits us now (barely). You don't have to have the biggest, grandest house to have a family, so we are embracing it just about as much as we can stomach it.
What space saving ideas have you come up with? Frankly, I could use more ideas! The husband and I are working on a project in the spare bedroom/little misses' bedroom. I cannot wait to show you...