Tantrum Thusday

Today’s tantrum is a personal one.  I think this is actually a VERY personal one!  It is more about ME and MY family than anything, but I am sure many of you will be able to relate!
Many of you know that I live in a single wide mobile home.  Now if you have ever lived in a mobile home – at any time in your life – you will know that there is little to no storage or closet space.  I actually live in a newer version that has a walk in laundry/pantry room!  But, in each room there is a TINY closet and that is it!  
So, where do I put all my extra yarn?  Christmas stuff? That foot locker of Vintage China that was handed down from my mom?  My wedding dress and memories??  Do you see where I am going with this one?
Storage Lockers!
Yes, I know they are necessary, I HAVE to have one, BUT, really?  Talk about a money maker.  We have had our storage locker for about 12 years and although it started out very cheap it is now much more expensive!  Yes, we do pay a little extra to have an indoor one – it mostly houses our memories and things that the Florida heat and moisture might ruin, but still!!   With over 600 lockers in the building I am in, boy do they rake in the money?  I think this is one of those industries that has you – no matter what – and they know it! 
I am guess I am more throwing a Tantrum about the price, but still, it is a Tantrum!!  Why, you ask?  Because today is the day that hubby and I spend ALLLLLLLL day cleaning out the locker and gathering things for a Garage Sale to be held on Friday and Saturday at my Best Friend, MeMe’s home!  I hope to get rid of ALMOST everything!!!  There are the few things that I can’t, but everything else…. OUT!  Oh boy, then I will be paying for an almost empty locker – different tantrum?!?!  But, I’ll get money from the garage sale to pay for the storage locker for another month, right???  Oh, this viscous cycle!!
On a lighter note,  I received a letter from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads that my Celtic Art Sun Catcher has been selected for the second round of judging in the FMG Seed Bead contest!!! I now have to send it in for photos! I am so very excited!!!! I can’t believe it!  It will still be a few months before I know anything, but I am still very very very excited!

Today I would like to have you all remember that life must be cleaned out 
– at least – 
every once in a while! ~KM

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8 Responses

  1. Joy

    I have lived in a single wide and I can relate…lol…best wishes on your yard sale….:)

  2. CinLynn Boutique

    I used to live in a mobile home and totally understand your pain! Fortunately for us, we had it on our own property and had a shed to store things in.
    Sounds like a huge undertaking to get all that ready for a garage sale. I have one in the works in the future myself. Not fun.
    I sure hope it goes well for you!

    And congrats!! What an honor you have with Fire Mountain! Hope you win!

  3. Queen J.

    I have never lived in a mobile home but I do agree when you say that life must be cleaned out. I’m in the midst of doing some Spring/ Summer cleaning in my own home as we speak. Good luck with the yard sale!

  4. Robyn Burke

    Yup, lived in a single wide for several years. It worked for me pretty well since for part of that time it was just me. And I had a fairly spartan approach to living. Still, I totally get what you are saying. My husband and I have long appreciated the brilliance that is behind the person who first invented the concept of storage space rentals. In fact, if we had 1.property, 2 $$ to build it, we’d have started a storage rental business a lo-o-o-o-n-g time ago. Instead, my hubby now specializes in quality built small panelized (as in kit form for DIY) storage buildings (or cottages, cabins etc) My shameless plug for today. Have a good’n!

  5. Yep, I feel your pain. Although when I lived in a single wide, there was 6 of us, a dog and 6 puppies. Good times! 😉
    Peace…Naila Moon

  6. Thank you for your comment from the Chickadee blog hop…. and SO sorry that it has taken me so long to stop by and “meet” you and your blog too!!! Things have been darn hectic lately 🙂

    But I am a new fan, and look forward to reading more from you 🙂

    I can TOTALLY relate to the small space issue… I lived in tiny apartments for years, and am a huge crafter too. Hard to stay organized with no storage.

    And SUPER DUPER congrats on the artwork in the competition… Good Luck! It’s beautiful 🙂

  7. Goge

    What’s an HOP?

    After five years of storing things in a storage unit the value of my “stuff” went way down in my own estimation. I had to keep somethings for sentimental reasons and others because some day I would have a house again and might need a……uh…..stuff. Am finally out of that trap.

    I have been looking around at your beadwork. Absolutely beautiful.

  8. Krafty Max Originals


    A hop is where everyone puts there link on a list and they then follow/like/fan everyone else on the list. It is a great way to grow your fan base and to meet some GREAT people. Check out today’s post and you’ll see a hop I am doing today, click on the hop graphic and read more about it! They are fun and profitable for you if you are trying to grow your blog/business!

    Hope that helps!! ~KM