It has been a long and emotional month. We unfortunately endured the passing of Art’s thoroughly unique mother, Bernice. Amidst the sorrow, we began the arduous task of emptying her home. She lived in a small post-WWII home for over 50 years and it was filled to the brim with memorabilia. Every drawer, every closet, every corner, every nook and cranny was piled with stuff.
I read somewhere that when God calls a loved one home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. In Bernice’s case, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. We have come across a treasure trove of mementos (high school yearbooks, family photos, reunion nametags, even Art’s first Christmas stocking), but we have also come across the ridiculous (15 pairs of scissors, 30 nail files, a box of empty prescription bottles, hundreds of pens, thousands of empty bags). I joked that Bernice was about 3 years from being featured in an episode of Hoarders!
You are probably asking, “What does this have to do with cabinetry?” Well, stick with me. As I started taking an inventory of stuff in my own home, I realized that we have equal ridiculous numbers of things: 10 pepper grinders, 30 Christmas Villages, 50 salt and pepper sets, hundreds of gift bags, thousands of photos. The difference between Bernice and me is nothing more than good cabinetry. Art built me display cabinets to turn my “crap” into a “collection.” He has installed closet organizers to tame mass numbers of boxes, and a home office to house my hundreds of pencils, pens and scissors. He saved me from reality TV!
A-1 Custom Cabinets can do the same for you. We are your resource for artful organization and the masterful use of space. See how we helped others become clutter-free by visiting our website at www.A-1CustomCabinets.com. Then call us today for your free in-home (or office) consultation.