I applaud your attempts at organization. Its a huge task when the room in question resembles a mountain of stuff more so than what it was intended for.
I wish I could be more organized, but it never seems to work out. I usually take out more than I put back and the room looks like a tornado blew through at all times.
My grandmother was almost the same, but her collection of possessions were all treasures and held some sentimental or monetary value, or both. Her home was always neat and tidy though.
Maybe Ikea was a good idea. My closest Ikea is about 20-30 minutes away too, depending on traffic.
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So many things to knit, so little time!!