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Cubbies: Organization for Hoarders [like me!]

 

The first step is admitting you have a problem...

 I love everything about this piece of cub-tactular furniture from Star Provisions, a shop that hoards in the most beautiful way possible.

I love everything about this piece of cub-tactular furniture from Star Provisions, a shop that hoards in the most beautiful way possible.

The second step is organizing it! Yes.  I'm fully aware I have a problem.  For a long time I was on that earlier step of addiction where I was in complete denial of my hoarding habits.  But now I've accepted it, embraced it, and I'm ready to come up with a solution.  I'm not exactly collecting completely random things. There's a method to this madness. I love finding objects that:

  • a. tell a story

  • b. have character or texture, and

  • c. photograph beautifully.  

I used to be more utilitarian about my choices, only purchasing items that had a functional use [I will ALWAYS find a use for jars and will never have enough!]. But as I begin doing more styling and photography work, I'm finding that sometimes there's a need for objects that are just interesting, and have ZERO functionality or use [take my collection of tiny brass figures...yeah].

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I've been working on giving away or selling things that don't fit my a,b,c's of styling objects. Despite my most noble of efforts, I still have quite a surplus, and since I do like to keep a house with clean lines and not too much clutter, I need to find a way to store all my lovely little things.

I'm on the hunt for an awesome cubby.  Cubby is just one of those words I LOVE.  I think it harkens back to my tiny tot years, where having your own special cubby at school was just the best.  I loved having a little spot to put my lunchbox, colored pencils and other adorable things.  Pretty much every antique store I go to has a cubby cabinet I covet, but can't afford.  I'm holding out for a piece of furniture with character, something that I'd love to have as a focal point in my home, but isn't going to break the bank.  So for now, I have all my lovely things tucked away in bits and pieces all over the house, but one day I'll have one of these babies to show off my curatorial/hoarding habit.

 Another cubby I love and want and NEED.  I took this photo almost a year ago, and I may need to check back and see if this antique store still has it...

Another cubby I love and want and NEED.  I took this photo almost a year ago, and I may need to check back and see if this antique store still has it...