I was over here like "I have no goddamn clue what's in that giant abyss and I don't really want to find out". As Lindsey can tell you, I've been promising to go through it for like... a month. And hadn't. Oh and yes, it was/is my daily driver. I'd just sort of sit on the lid to squish it down and latch it each day.
But due to some unforeseen circumstances the other day, I finally had time to go through it. Here's what I found:
|bridle rack above|
|jumbled mess below|
I also had:
|two sad pairs of bell boots|
|Two whips and a lunge line|
In my defense, I cleaned out the brush box a few weeks back to make room for fancy new brushes, so that part actually wasn't terrible.
I took everything out of the trunk, sorted it by whether it needed to be thrown away, given away, washed and put away, or washed and brought back. Then I threw away the trash, anonymously shoved shit to give away in barnmates' stuff, and tossed the other piles in the back of my car.
WE MUST REBUILD.
Obviously, an empty trunk helps no one, so it was time to start over.
|all I need is one cooler HAHAHA no|
Here you see the bottom section of the carefully restocked tack trunk.
We started with a cooler, then added in the fancy CO for clinics and spur-of-the-moment photoshoots, included the tack cleaning kit (oh yeah, that was in there too), stowed the "bad boy" halter, the lunge line, and a dressage whip. My full set of DSBs (the only acceptable princess boot), one set of liners, and one clean-ish set of polos (much preferred to DSBs), and my mattes half pad.
And look at that. You can still see open space in case I need to add something else. I do plan to keep two sets of polos and liners in there eventually, but laundry needs to happen first.
Oh and I cleaned ALL the leather tack at the barn and reorganized. Now it looks like this:
|three bridles, one martingale, one drop|
I will admit that it's rather refreshing to actually know what I have around. Plus maybe now I look less like a hoarder? Just try not to think about how all that shit is now somewhere else. (such as in my car. hush you.)
So much stuffs!ReplyDelete
Girl, you were not kidding! I started to feel my OCD creep up just looking at that! LOL As a barn owner, overstuffed tack trunks are basically the makings of nightmares. I'm so glad I can sleep peacefully tonight, knowing it's all in order...ReplyDelete
Whew, this is why I don't do tack trunks. There's no way to avoid layers like rock layers - cretaceous layer, cambrian layer, polo layer...ReplyDelete
What kind of trunk is that? I like it.
P.S. I just did a post that will totally give you a new way to justify more tack ho purchases ;)
It's a Stanley trunk from Home Depot. Best idea ever.Delete
PS I don't think justifying is my problem, but I'll definitely check it out.
Love that trunk! I have it too!Delete
I keep tack trunk empty because I have a locker at the barn. I also keep my stuff spread out and rotate it so my "empty" bedroom gets most of the hoarding but I look pretty normal at the barn.ReplyDelete
I clearly don't have enough bonnets. One is not enough.ReplyDelete
8 was only the ones that live in the trunk. The rest of the collection is at home.Delete
This reminds me, I need to clean out my locker. It may put your tack trunk to shame.ReplyDelete
I haven't done this blog hop because I have an entire tackroom to myself and no desire to clean it.ReplyDelete
Let me know what you might be getting rid ofReplyDelete
I feel ya, I have a whole room at my house dedicated to all my horse gear, I've been putting it off for awhile now but this post will hopefully inspire me to organise it all.ReplyDelete
You can never have too much horse gear (lol).
My trainer and I are going to clean and organize our tack room this weekend. WISH ME LUCK.ReplyDelete
you have HOW many bonnets?! silly me, I was thinking you needed another one!ReplyDelete
You'll notice there are 5 blue and 3 black in that pile. So maybe not "need" but definitely "should reorg colors a little".Delete
um i relate to this post haha. my stuff is.... not so organized lol, and it's EVERYWHEREReplyDelete
Omg had to go through my trailer, trunk and garage for moving...arghhhhhh! It was a chore!ReplyDelete
I went through this when I was putting everything into my tack trunk. It was kind of fun.ReplyDelete
Possibly you have been saying that for longer than a month ;)ReplyDelete
Sort of couldn't remember so I picked the most believable number that made me sound the least crazy.Delete
This makes me breath a sigh of relief to see everything put back in place in order. Chaos makes me nuts. If I could fly around the country and organize everyone's tack trunk/locker/room for them, my life would be complete.ReplyDelete
I will attempt cleaning mine tomorrow...we shall see how that goes!ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous Spring cleaning!!!ReplyDelete
Hooray for cleaning!ReplyDelete
Oh god, I resemble the Before. I basically went from "half this tack room is mine" to trying to consolidate for boarding barn and just sort of shoved stuff into a trunk to deal with later. And another trunk. And a rolly drawer thingie for medical supplies. And random boxes of supplements on the windowsills. Oops.ReplyDelete