Any bike I'm currently using is always in the front foyer/hallway. Sometimes there have been 2 or 3 bikes there, and when there were several cyclists living in the house the bikes would also get parked in the living room, against the bookcases. Hiking poles in corner of front foyer. Cross country skis, poles and boots in other corner of front foyer. Bike gear in front hall closet. Backpacking gear currently is in the living room, although some is in a self-storage unit, which I'm going to get rid of (the storage unit, not the gear!) Kayaks used to be in the garage or back bedroom, but I sold them. I want another one, of course.
I have some plastic bins with lids for some of my gear. I should buy some more of those, they're nice.
Current gear being sorted is in front hallway, breakfast room, my current bedroom, and living room, as is gear currently being aired out from last trip. Gear being aired out from this past weekend is hanging on couch, coffee table, easy chair and table in living room. I never sit in there anyway. Like Sarge up above me in the thread, I don't own a TV, and never miss it. I have 2800 square feet under roof but don't seem to get it organized. What I did is, last summer I sold almost all the furniture, and hundreds of smaller items gleaned from various (mostly dead) family members. I had seven yard sales, and took many trips to donate to the thrift stores. I also got rid of probably two-thirds of my personal library--which probably added up to at least a thousand books, and threw away hundreds of old magazines. I went on many trade trips to Bookman's with all those books. I now have the best collection of Grateful Dead concert CDs in the entire town of Eagar, I'm sure--thank you Bookman's used CDs!
I love all the empty space in the house! I have four bedrooms, three of which are completely empty, but my current bedroom is actually the dining room, because it's by far the warmest room in the house (and we get below zero in winter here).
I don't care about appearances, anyway. It's my house and I live alone. Oh, I do have a cat... Lots of room for that long touring kayak I want to buy.
Do y'all recollect my old signature line? "A clean house is a sign of a misspent life."
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