Humpf, the title of this post sounds like an 80’s band. LOL
We all know that saying, “a place for everything and everything in its place.”
Easier said than done for an urban homesteader’s way of life.
When you start living a more simple, self sufficient life, how is that you actually accumulate MORE stuff? It’s a true and a simple fact. Living a simple life is, in fact, not simple. If you make food and goods from scratch, you need to store all those supplies somewhere – anywhere! Come on, folks, we all have to admit it sometime right? Raise your hands if you got a stash of stuff just piling up with no place to put it.
Storing all the supplies is certainly a challenge on the urban homestead. We have to use our space wisely; but we still seem to accumulate more stuff than sometimes we really need. Urban homesteading is not only about wisely using every available space to grow food and become more self reliant but using space wisely to store all our much need supplies that we need in this journey towards sustainability.
Organizing and maintaining an urban homestead is one of the most daunting challenges There are garden, food supplies, seeds, crafts, etc., etc.
Doesn’t always work, but we find having a daily chore schedule helps keep things a bit more tidy. If you’ve brought stuff out for soap making or sewing, keep the container nearby so you can put the stuff back from where it came. A “once around the home and grounds” – putting up, sweeping, dusting and tidying. Because we are a working farm, within minutes of a clean up, things can go back to being unruly; however, if everyone does his part to clean up his surroundings, it does help. Each member of the household here is responsible for his area of expertise. We try to follow the golden rule and be good neighbors and citizens of this Rose City so we are very conscious of keeping our homestead tidy and clean.
What creative organizing solutions have you come up with to store all your urban homesteading supplies?
One example is where Jordanne created an otherwise unused space for storing books, yarns and other crafty items in our bedroom.
Care to share?