Lucky for us (using my sarcasm font) our water heater started leaking the day before we were to go on vacation! And we had to have a plumber AND an electrician come visit because we knew that when we were ready to purchase another water heater, we needed it installed in the laundry room instead of the furnace room! How exciting! Spending all that money! Unexpectedly! Hurray! And right before vacation!
In reality, I am so very, very grateful that it didn't start leaking while we were gone...we truly were lucky to have been home to deal with the cleanup.
One of the best parts about all this cleaning that I've (we've) been doing, is that it sort of kicks the decluttering into high gear as well. I don't want to stick just anything back into my pristine areas!
And it opened up some space to get some clutter at least organized. I have a few different areas in the furnace/storage room. You won't be seeing pictures of this area so I am just going to need you to use your imagination...
I have some Rubbermaids in one area that is simply set aside for Children's Closet. Then there is an area for Christmas items that go to the Booth, an area for Autumn and Halloween decor that will go to the Booth and finally an area that is just for regular decor that will go to the Booth. As any thrifter knows, finding areas to store things can be a problem.
So while I was grouping together some Christmas-y items, I found 2 boxes of things labeled Christmas Treasures. And they were! Different pieces of holiday goodies that I oohed and ahhed over and then set up on the desk like I was a young child playing with treasured toys. I love me some Christmas treasures!