junk shed to business office

16.8.14


Our bottom shed, which we inherited from the previous house owner who built it for his office, it is in a dark leafy area, susceptible to spiders and other creepies. It is basically a dumping ground for all those things that we don't know where to put or just don't need anymore. However, I've found that I'm working from home more now (and saving myself the trip to London) and working from any tiny clear space I can find in our rather untidy house, it is all ways a big stress for me. I'd been using the cupboard under the stairs to store all my work stuff and it was becoming a real chore just to find and get out all the bits I need. Today was THE day, that I was going to do battle with 'the shed of doom'.
arrrrghhhh!

(before)

(after)

and after a lot of heaving of boxes and furniture and sucking up dead insects with hoover...I managed to squeeze in a little office area amongst our, now very organised *blows on nails*, storage tubs.
Lots of boxes were actually half empty and big trunks and suitcase were empty too. Some things will go to charity shop and some to chuck away...most stuff was actually just badly stacked not making the most of the space. Its amazing how much room became available after sorting.
From this space I will be running two businesses! Rust Jewellery and Junkaholique Shop.
Just admin only, no jewellery making, we do all that in London.
I ran a 30 metre power cable from my other shed, so I have power for lamp, heater, radio and soon...a printer!

Xmas decorations safely stored away in those trunks, garden equipment in the cabinet and baskets, sewing threads and stuff packing in tubs and jars...oh yes, it feel so gooood...

...got me roberts radio to listen to radio 4, whilst typing dispatch notes...

well, I do still have this stuff to deal with, but I have ordered some zink metal shelves that will hopefully house all this. A lot of our other car related stuff will go over to our newly rented garage space.


All the furniture in this shed are things we love but can't find a space for in our house (which is a not very big two bed house). I wish there was less in this shed so we could have it as a lovely room...but this will do for now. I just sort of utilised what was there. One day we will paint it inside and out...one day...



I might want to live in there y'know.

plum harvest


How excited are we! Our plum tree at the bottom of our garden as produced a bumper crop of sweet juicy plums...now we just have to keep up picking them before the worms, ants and birds do. Going to the bottom garden has become a daily activity and its great to see the littlun getting excited about it too.


she loves helping her dad pick plums.



and when he's not looking...


with plums coming out of our ears, I made a really quick plum tart (literally just pastry with plums on top, dusting of sugar and a few drops of vanilla paste) peasy!


and truly satisfying that even if we were at war or all the supermarkets closed down, we'd still have our plums to survive on.


...well, we'd need a cow to make some ice cream but you know what I mean.

and the best thing is,....theres tons more where they came from.


p.s. (yes I know I could make jam, but we really don't eat that much jam, so I'd rather eat them fresh or in some kind of cake)

p.p.s apples, pears and peaches next! I'm so excited its ridiculous.
 

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