Buy Now or Wait

I’m having a bit of crazy about our kitchen storage closet.  Right now it’s the space under the stairs (aka HP’s first bedroom) but it has absolutely no shelving or place to sit anything so everything sits on the floor.  This is what it looks like right now:

Caution: Disaster Zone!

Really the biggest irritation is the big stack of extra pots that we don’t use.  We’ve got quite a collection of stuff that came with the apartment that we don’t use and are thus storing in one of our three downstairs closets.

They had metal wire shelving for sale at the grocery store which looked like it would fit in the closet.  Shelving like that would get everything off the floor and better organized, but I’m not sure it’s worth the several hundred SAR price tag.  We would probably be able to find something cheaper at Ikea if we wanted to go down and look, but it might just be better to accept that it won’t be quite as orderly as I might want since we’ll only be here another three or so months.  It seems silly to buy something like shelving at this point and have to go through the hassle of trying to sell it in August or dumping it in the trash, which repulses me.

I can’t wait to get out of this mindset.   Knowing that I can’t take things with me as I’ve moved around the past few years has been a huge deterrent for acquiring more stuff.  This has been a blessing and a curse, and though I don’t want to go get tons of stuff for the sake of buying, my peace of mind would be much improved by not having to convince myself everytime I find something we actually need or could use.

This reminds me a lot of the home selling market.  Small maintenance issues get ignored or pushed to the back burner over several or many years and then when it’s time to sell the house, suddenly all of these minor inconveniences get fixed, improved, or renovated.  After all the hard work, time, and money the family moves out and someone new gets to enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Maybe this doesn’t happen as much in real life, but HGTV makes it seem like an everyday occurrence.

Getting this space better organized would certainly make life a bit easier for the next few months, but does the added benefit outweigh the cost?