So some of you might remember that last year I did something a little wild and crazy….I banished my old photo albums to the garage! Yep, crazy I know but you see at the time I didn’t feel like I had much of a choice. My photo albums were taking up valuable office closet space that I needed for other things and I just didn’t have anywhere else to put them. So into bins they went and the garage became their new home. Our garage is heated so they’ve done just fine out there but I do think they were a tad bit lonely and sad missing all of us. However what’s a girl to do, our home is only so big and I just didn’t have anywhere to put a bookcase to store them all. Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions about our stuff based on the amount of space we have available to us.
Then one day, a couple of weeks ago, I was playing a game on the floor with my son in our rec room in the basement when I happened to look up and see this.
Do you see what I see?
A corner, a tiny little corner that I’d not really paid much attention to before. I sat and stared at it for awhile wondering if possibly, maybe a bookcase might fit in there so I could bring in my photo albums from the garage. It was only about 25 inches wide with a depth of about 11 inches. Not very big at all.
Off I went to Canadian Tire and was so excited to find a bookshelf that would fit perfectly, whoot! Don’t you just love it when that happens? For $50.00 my photo albums were going to become a part of the family again. How about that!
There was enough room for every single photo album we own to fit on this bookshelf in the corner. Happy dance!
Take a look:
How perfect is that? It makes me so happy to “find” space I didn’t even realize I had. It does stick out a bit from the wall but not too noticeably. Here’s a shot from the other direction to give you an idea.
Over the last couple of days the kids have enjoyed looking at the albums and making fun of their parents after seeing pictures of us in the 90′s. Ha!
I’ve got every album labeled with the dates of the pictures inside. Super easy to grab the one we want. I’m also happy to have a bit of extra room to add new albums. However, I no longer print pictures out and put them in traditional photo albums though, instead I make photobooks which take up SO much less space thankfully.
If you are in need of a little space in your home, take a look around and think about organizing in the nooks and crannies. Sometimes a little space goes a long way.
Does this give you any ideas for the nooks and crannies in your own home?