Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

how do you guys store your stuff?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Brian SD, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    I have all this junk from moving around that is still in boxes.. stuff that I don't want to get rid of but I have no place to put. I looked at stuff at IKEA to store it in but everything seems to have a specific purpose - file cabinets for paper, dressers for clothing, etc.

    What do you guys do with your extra stuff like this? I can't be the only one who has amassed random items with no place to put them.

    Any general ideas, or specific ones would be fine.

    Basically the stuff that I have in my room right now is: Computer Desk, Bed, three-drawer dresser.

    That's it.
     


  2. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    My go-to store for storage is The Container Store. Their website has a lot of great ideas. The advice works even if you buy similar items at Target or wherever.
     


  3. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    The Capital
    Big plastic bins that you put in your extra storage space (big closet, attic).

    Or...

    Get rid of it. Honestly ask yourself if you need it. Does it serve a purpose or have that much sentimental value? It's tough to get rid of somethings, but afterwards it can feel good. It's cleansing.

    bob
     


  4. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France


  5. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,508
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    I'm with Bob...easier (and cheaper) to get rid of stuff. If one hasn't used something in 12 months, why own it? Sell it, donate it, throw it away. Saves space, saves money (don't have to buy "storage systems") and maybe make a little walking around money.
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

    Messages:
    5,742
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Upper East Coast
    I'm with Bob...easier (and cheaper) to get rid of stuff. If one hasn't used something in 12 months, why own it? Sell it, donate it, throw it away. Saves space, saves money (don't have to buy "storage systems") and maybe make a little walking around money.

    Small heirlooms should be exempted from this treatment and put in a safe deposit box.
     


  7. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    If you don't need it, discard it. Good Will is where I usually, go . . . my sister and I have no children, so we will have to disseminate our valuables, some time before we kick the bucket (s.) That will be bad, enough . . .
     


  8. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,508
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    Small heirlooms should be exempted from this treatment and put in a safe deposit box.
    Yes, of course. As should small heirs.[​IMG]
     


  9. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    tornado alley
    If you don't need it, discard it. Good Will is where I usually, go . . . my sister and I have no children, so we will have to disseminate our valuables, some time before we kick the bucket (s.) That will be bad, enough . . .


    Junk it! If I haven't used it in a couple of years it's out.
    This is quite cathartic by the way. I'm amazed at how much stuff the average person is willing to keep around.
     


  10. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    well I definitely use this stuff. It's not junk, its just stuff that I don't know where to put. Printer-setting pieces, usb cables, stuff that I know I need.
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    Lian Yu
    Vintage Goyard trunk. I was going to say it's for my inner LabelKing, but that would be wrong.
     


  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Vintage Goyard trunk. I was going to say it's for my inner LabelKing, but that would be wrong.
    I appreciate the sentiment. I'd like to find my inner RJMan but there's such a dearth of Richard James here, I dare not speak of it.
     


  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Messages:
    16,749
    Likes Received:
    493
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Under the bed, thrown in the closet. Stacked in corners.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by