We really got hit with a ton of snow this weekend. Seriously, a LOT. With my leg still healing up from Friday’s gouging, and my home (OMG, still freaking when I say MY home) still sans fridge, I’m at my old pad with the roommates, close to first-aid supplies…and a freezer with cookie-dough ice cream. What to do, what to do?
Window-surf. I should be looking at paints to narrow my choices down to a few serious contenders. But instead? I spent the weekend looking at:
– How to handle odd spaces and limited storage: storage ideas and closet tips from Unique Home Decor (love the shallow shelves for t-shirts and sweaters), and can I tell you how much I love IKEA Fans? I love them so much, in fact. Getting many, many tips for handling small spaces from them, lemme tell ya.
– Tiny LCD tv’s: CVS and Target both have 7″ wonders on sale this week for under $75. Since my tv is ancient and doesn’t have the digital conversion hoo-ha (and I was too forgetful and let my $40 coupon to buy a converter lapse awhile back), I won’t have anything to watch on the tube except for DVD’s. And I’m a weather junkie in the wintertime, so a small tv that would tune in basic news stuff? Perfect.
– Small bathroom mirrors: the upstairs bath has an outlet thisclose to the sink, making a big mirror impossible without moving said outlet. Sigh. But I can get creative by putting up something like this oval mirror, or an etched mirror like this or this. Marshalls, Home Goods and T.J. Maxx sometimes has knock-offs of these styles, and since I’d like to keep with a 1900s vibe, either style would be nice! I could probably buy a rectangular mirror and hang it wide-ways (this one I could probably fit the outlet through a cut-out…). Or, I could just buy an antique mirror. I wish.
– Refrigerators: Still searching! Energy Star is a must, and I don’t want the built-in-door water and ice maker. Too much of a hassle to feed the pipes around to where the fridge will be. Plus, I don’t use that much ice, so yeah. I’m not really in love with the bottom freezer, but I do like the French door designed fridges. I used to dream about having a side-by-side fridge, but I don’t know about the freezer storage; what happens when I buy my usual Costco freezer bombs? Gotta put my 75 frozen burritos and 132 ice-cream sandwiches somewhere, and those boxes are huge.
– Washer/Dryers: Again with the Energy Star, but I’m really thinking a ready-made stackable unit. Why not? It’d be easy. But I do like the option of the front-loaders with a stacking kit. And Bosch has a stack kit with a tray, which is a nice touch. Arrrrgh; decisions! I just decided to buy a house, this is more than my Tiny Brain can handle!
The Sears Outlet is having a sale ’til Christmas Eve, and I’m sorely tempted to just grab some appliances and have done with it.
Off to watch Survivor with my roommate. Perhaps some brain-numbing will leave me refreshed and ready to make some choices. Or at least numb to any buyers remorse.