Saturday, July 10, 2010

What is it about a wedding?

 

For those of you who haven’t heard, my son is getting married next weekend.  The service and all of the festivities are in Atlanta, so not much is happening at my house, except for the two Grandmothers spending a couple of nights with me.

Given  those parameters, can someone explain exactly why I am madly cleaning and clearing out my house!!!!!  One of my friends was getting ready for her son’s wedding and he found her under the desk, cleaning the floor with a toothbrush.  His question was  “who exactly will be sleeping under there?” 


I have no real reason to be in this cleaning frenzy, but I am certainly enjoying getting so much done!!

While cleaning my garage, I discovered a wonderful storage solution to a painful problem.  The problem…..I have several sets of dishes that I use through out the year.  Unfortunately, I dont have room in my house to store them so they have been in plastic boxes in my garage.  These were not the best solution because the lids would crush and they took up a lot of room.  They were also gangly to move so often I could not be bothered to get out a new set.

While I was busy pouring bird seed into an empty 5 gallon paint bucket, I started wondering whether the plates would fit inside the bucket.  Amazingly they do!!!  So, I discovered   that I can put the small plates and bowls in the bottom of the bucket, place a little crushed newspaper around the edges to hold them in place and then place the plates on top. 

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Some of the plates are a very tight fit, so I put two lengths of ribbon under the plate stack so that I could use it to pull the plates up. 

The only downside is that the cups wont fit in the bucket, but, I normally dont use the cups and saucers anyway, so they are stored elsewhere.

So now, I have 5+ sets of dishes cleanly and securely stored in a very small area, AND they are very easy to get to!!!!

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Who knows what else I will get into before the wedding is over!!!!

5 comments:

patchwork pals quilt guild said...

love it! How smart you are! Blessings on your special day. I have three sons and they got married within 6 months of each other. one in Dec, 2009, the next March 2010 and the last was May 2010. the last one was at our house. It has been a very happy year. So much love around here. My prayer for all mothers is that you are filled with the joy and love of the occasion.

Amanda said...

Wow , congratulations if I don't see you Tuesday. Now does this picture mean you have 6 sets of dishes in storage !!

Frances Arnold said...

WOW.....3 weddings in 6 months....you must be Super-Mom!!!!
Also, I love the idea of your guild having a blog. Is it set up so that anyone can post on it or do you have a moderator?


Amanda, there are 5 full sets, plus a few pieces that add to a set that stays in the house year round.

Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, that is the most clever storage solution!

patchwork pals quilt guild said...

Right now I am the only one who posts. I am just introducing this idea to most of the members--some didn't know what a blog was let alone what to do with it. Baby steps. I also have a blog for a bee with the Lake Oconee guild. It seems to be a good way to put info about our projects better than web sites or just email.

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