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There comes a time in every man's life when he says... - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
There comes a time in every man's life when he says...
I am in serious need of innovative storage solutions.

And because it amuses me, I will here include a link to an online edition of Sir Richard Burton's, "A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise."
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 27th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
What are you storing?
komos From: komos Date: November 28th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm trying to hold everything.

In all seriousness, though, you've seen my place. I'm in need of cabinet and counter space in the kitchen, any kind of storage in the bathroom, and probably all manner of shelves/drawers otherwise. My place feels cluttered, and it's making me a little crazy.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: November 28th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand your predicament, it could be worse, you could be living in New York City with two crazy brothers who never leave in an apartment filled with newspapers and old trash...
Have you thought about visiting IKEA?

Can you tell me why I read "A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise" last night?
komos From: komos Date: November 29th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where do you think the phrase, "innovative storage solutions," came from? Still have my eyes set on the cornered shelving unit for the base of my pantry. It'd be sweet.

Yes.

Oh, you mean now? Well, it was mentioned in the film, Mountains of the Moon as "the only one of your books that my parents will allow me to keep..." It's interesting in its own right as a treatise on a Western martial art, and because it's probably the rarest of Burton's works. It's believed that there are only about ten of the original printing still in existence, though there have been modern facsimile reprints available for the completist.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 28th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Google:

Container Store

:)
komos From: komos Date: November 29th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Their website looks like a target spinoff. ^.^
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 29th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
But they're filled with many many storage things. :D
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: November 29th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Execute Order 66

Can anything be gifted away, donated, or discarded? I have found that when I reshuffle and retain clutter rather than eliminating it — especially when its new resting place is out of view — the crap just stays longer.

Reducing needless clothing in the closets and drawers can liberate a shocking amount of space. Donations of warm clothing in this season also rocks for those who need a coat or shoes.

Best bets: Bring a buddy — a nonresident — one with a Col. Kurtz–like will for ruthless action. And set a time limit: 15–20 minutes a day. Too short to get absorbed in the details of something that ought to be pitched (at which point your buddy should crack the whip), not too long to become discouraged.
komos From: komos Date: November 29th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Execute Order 66

Yes, some. Some is of the "don't want to keep, but shouldn't throw away yet" variety. Others are bits of hobbies (brewing, for instance) that need to be organized so I can act more efficiently.

I readily admit I have too much stuff, though.
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: November 29th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Execute Order 66

The killer for me is paperwork. It sneaks up on you. I had a moment of clarity with old clothes a couple of years ago, so the closets don't get as bad anymore. But there are some weeks when I use my shredder more than my TV. Plus I keep needing to check online guides to finances on what documents need to be kept for varying lengths of time.

Some of the crap in my filing cabinet, however, falls into the retention-through-nostalgia category, and its tenacity is sinister (plus, it's got that out-of-view problem I mentioned). In the late 90s I finally destroyed a literal INCH of email printouts from a former girlfriend, and it was like having a 10-lb. tumor removed. Had I really been carrying all of that around??

Sometimes I think I could get a lot more done with a good old-fashioned study, or, failing that, a Frankenstein-style laboratory. With requisite butler and/or Igor.
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