As more and more people and companies get on the bandwagon to stop using disposable plastic bags or paper shopping bags for that matter and instead use reusable bags, the variety of bags available, very often given away for free as promotionals, can boggle the imagination. l keep several with me in the car and have gotten pretty good at actually having them with me when I'm out and about shopping.
Over time, we've amassed quite a collection and now that we're finally in one place, (well almost, Cindy will join us in a couple weeks, bringing with her even more bags) the bags are in one place.
Boy to we have a lot of bags, and that's not all of them.
One thing Cindy and I certainly have in common is our love of books.
Years ago when we moved to Oregon, we had close to 100 boxes of books. We managed to cull down that number to the mid-eighties.
We box agreed that we should limit how many books we trucked across the country. It started with 7 boxes. I ended up putting 18 boxes on the truck.
And just 1 bookcase.
Off to Ikea
Set decorators love Ikea. Set dressers hate Ikea.
The Billy bookcase series has been around for decades now. I must have put together several dozen by now.
It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that I could assemble them blindfolded.
The Billy Bookcase costs around $80. The doors that mount on the unit to dress it up a bit cost $40 a piece.
Seems to be a little out of whack, but still a bargain to be sure.
I decided to replace the grey plastic folding table that was my desk with something that had a little more class.
Actually in more ways that one. I became one of those home-school teachable moments.
Skye assembled it.
I made a little shelf unit for the DVR and DVD Player, adding a good foot and a half of shelf space for books.
And it look a lot cleaner to boot.