Space issues.

Pinterest has me obsessed with furniture lately.  OBSESSED, I tell you.  Not that we have any space whatsoever in our home for another morsel of anything, but that doesn’t stop me from drooling.

I wish we had something like The Furniture Market over here in South Africa.  Although, that would probably be super dangerous for our credit card.  But I’m serious.  There’s absolutely no space right now, as it is Jon and I are still trying to get rid of things that are stored behind cupboards, under counters, on top of tumble dryers.  I kind of realised this weekend how much work needs to be done on the house.  It seems that every time we start getting anywhere, somehow we always land back at square one.

Our main bedroom seems to be cluttered, always.  I will admit that 90% of the time, okay 99% of the time, it’s due to me leaving my clothes all over the floor.  But now the maid has started cluttering too – she seems to think my dresser is solely placed there for her to pile things onto.

Jon is totally not the clutter type.  And I can see he’s getting more and more annoyed with me.  I just don’t know where to even start!  Maybe I should make a list:

  • The kitchen: no counter space, no cupboard space, no shelving.  First step: put shelves in on either side of the open counter.
  • The dining area: get rid of the boxes and empty cat food bucket near the dining hall.  Also, clean out the draws of the server.
  • The downstairs verandah: sort out the furniture and get blinds sorted to block out sun / rain.
  • Upstairs office: fix the curtain to hang properly
  • Upstairs lounge: look at new couch throws, fix curtains – possibly bring in lighter curtains?

Gosh.  So much to do 🙁

Having said all of the above in a very whiny tone: I have to say that I am very grateful to have these problems.  Some people have no homes, blankets or warm clothes.  Every Winter I think of this and wish I could do more.


  1. Tara says:

    Well thanks for that link. Now I want an incredibly tacky gold leaf french bed…just because.

    • Shebee says:


      [No, I don’t know why I’m shouting either. Caps just seem necessary right now]

    • Shebee says:

      HAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA Lantz! I fully clicked that link expecting to add another URL to my favourites. How’s that MS Paint job? And check out the typo in the footer! WHAT?!

  2. MeeA says:

    Hey there!
    My furniture obsession started YEARS ago and still hasn’t gone away. It’s actually something that features in a big way in my plans for the long term, but I can’t say more on that yet.

    Meanwhile, I notice that you mention needing to sort out blinds for your verandah? Have you thought about shutters? They look awesome and are so much more durable…

    I also have a neverending problem with clutter and I keep promising myself to put systems in place for things to be properly stored but I never get around to it and before I know it, the whole place is full of all kinds of crap again! Good luck!

    • Shebee says:

      Sigh. I wish I could find cheaper obsessions. Like, oh I don’t know, acorn collecting. WHY MUST EVERYTHING ALWAYS BE SO EXPENSIVE FOR ME?

  3. Chris M says:

    Fe and I can relate, our cottage is completely full, there’s no room for anything else. If we decide to buy something, something else has to be given away or thrown out.

    One day when we’re big, we’ll have big houses with lots of space :]

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