|Off to Norway!|
I used to live in a three-bed house. Then I moved to Norway and moved into a one-bed apartment. There wasn't much room for my stuff, so most of it was stored in a draughty wet garage. Until I moved to the little cottage in the country, where there were nooks and crannies all over the upstairs to store things.
I didn't take everything from the Netherlands to Norway. In fact, I got rid of more than half of my books and dvd's. But some things I want to keep. And they get lugged from one place to another, no matter how big or small the place.
|The single and double cupboard in the living room|
Which leads me to the place I live now. First of all: I am very lucky to have a landlord who lets me use both the attic and the basement for storage. All the empty boxes, the Christmas stuff and some other things are upstairs, the bike and the (unused) garden furniture downstairs.
But... I still lack space. Mainly in the bedroom. Which is a large bedroom that holds my king size bed no problem. However, there are two windows in the room and the one that would be best to block with a wardrobe is actually the only one that will open. Ie, my only means of escape in case of trouble.
|The 'food' bookcase in the hallway|
Also used for fabric, wool and other assorted
One bookcase used for my bed and bath linens, a cupboard used for my night clothes, socks and unmentionables (don't you just love that word?) and a wardrobe that is way high and cannot be opened properly due to the cupboard in front of it. Which leaves the clothes rail standing in the middle of the room.
Last Saturday though, some changes were afoot. First I emptied the cupboard. Everything on the bed! Then, with some difficulty, I sort of slid the cupboard from the bedroom to the living room. After first having moved the dining table, so there would be room. Then I went to a friend's house. He had a small dresser he wanted to get rid of and I knew it would fit perfectly in my bedroom.
|The new cream/white dresser in the bedroom|
Sore arms and a sensitive back later, both in the absolutely pouring rain, and the dresser was in my hall way. Dry it off first, then get rid of the thingies under the feet and put some other thingies under. Last but not least: move it into the bedroom. It fit perfectly. It was a bit of a struggle to find room for everything, but I got there.
Mind you, with all this moving, my shorts and dresses are now in the dresser instead of on top of the bookcase. Part of the stuff from the double cupboard in the living room is now in the single cupboard, which in turn means that I have an empty shelf, which can be filled with the glass from the box that is cluttering up the other bookcase (used for food, I know).
|A place in Northern Ireland. Sold and done up now, but would fit my needs perfectly!|
I need a bigger place...