K is definitely not that person. In fact I'd say he'sthe more Martha channelling one of the two of us. But we have different ideas when it comes to what the ideal storage situation is.
So here's a case study- you be the judge.
Problem- we have five bags of various grains (rice, wheat and rye), three crates of apple juice and three boxes of apples to store somewhere. Me? I had them all (admittedly higgledy piggledy) stored under the stairs. Under the stairs could definitely look better- dull disclosure here it is:
Obviously not retouched on photoshop or pre-styled, huh? No, it's not pretty but if it's better sorted and it's all food stuffs then surely it looks like a larder rather than a mess? K doesn't like the under-the-stair storage solution. At all. Not buying the whole larder idea at all. So while the girls and I were in Fukushima he sorted out some stuff. (Yup, he's the kind of guy who has three days to himself and decides to clean the house....) His new system?
That's the corner of the guest room. The room that looks all nice with it's bed and couch and coffee table. True, we don't use it on a daily basis, true, it's not visible from the front door like under the stairs but really? Guest room/ larder?
We are still locked in negotiations as to a permanent resolution. I insisted the boxes of apples move to the genkan as the possibility of a rotting apple + carpeted room worries me. My ideal solution is to completely wall in the under stair space and have a mini larder there. It's right outside the kitchen door, cool, no direct sunlight- perfect, right? K likes the staircase as is. It's built to be quite showy in a certain style and I guess he thinks if we change it up it will look odd.
And that's why the poor grain bags are such nomads. I'm cleaning up the guest room this week and will have to move the bags to vacuum. If I'm moving them anyway.....