Shew, whee, it’s hot out there folks! If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been this summer, I’ve been melting in our storage facility, completely overhauling the organization of our wares. Alas, our throw-it-in-and-everything-will-work-itself-out plan got the better of us, and it took a giant pile of styrofoam squares toppling on one of our loved ones to realize that there needs to be a method to our madness. (The hubs is ok, though he was pretty miffed on the car ride home, claiming the styrofoam “stabbed” him.)
The storage space at Storage World (http://www.atlantagaselfstorage.com/) is lovely, though it’s higher than it is wider. This calls for some serious shelf action, but what’s a starting out non-profit to do? Well, get handy, of course! After a meeting at WonderRoot one day, I discovered a pile of palettes behind the neighboring Homegrown restaurant. It took just barely a “pretty please,” a few minutes on the internet, and some quality time with a hammer, and behold:
There are more in the works, so there’s hope yet for our storage! Of course, now, I can’t be anywhere in town without scoping for palettes, or any other type of building reuse for that matter. Why, just today at one of our normal meeting places, we noticed this excellent coffee table made from a refurbished door! How did we not see this before?!
Way to go, Park Grounds! So, the moral of the story, kids, is that there’s creative reuse everywhere. Just keep your eyes peeled!