What to do, what to do?

Friends & general readers of Bigbenford.com, I need your help. As I put my house together (MY HOUSE!!!!), I know I’m going to come across questions in which I’ll need opinions on and I trust that you’ll input your always helpful opinions (yes, even you, Ed). At this time, I have two questions:

1. Where do you store your cookbooks? I’ve had them on a shelf next to the kitchen for a long time but now, I don’t want to do that but it seems like there’s not a great place to keep them. I’m almost thinking pantry but I think if I did that, I’d have to modify one of the shelves so the covers/pages wouldn’t slip through.

2. I have a 20″ Hitachi monitor I’m not sure what to do with. I’ve had it for several years and I’m really pretty much all laptop now so the use of a monitor is not necessary. I have a tower that I’d like to rebuild at some point but it’s not a priority any more. If I keep the monitor, I don’t want it sitting in my office until I’m ready to use it. Should I sell the monitor or store it in the garage or what?

Okay, those are today’s challenge questions. Thanks for your help now and in the future.

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11 thoughts on “What to do, what to do?”

  1. Get rid of the display. You’ll want a new one eventually anyway. LCD displays are getting cheaper and cheaper. Maybe you can a get a little cashmoney for it on craigslist.

  2. I have a small bookcase in the livingroom where all my reference materials, i.e., art books, archaeology books, gardening and landscaping books, decorating books and cookbooks are stored. They make a pretty display and the livingroom provides comfortable reading when I want to pull a few out to find a good recipe.
    Bed Bath & Beyond has functional folding bookshelves that fit into most small spaces. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=14049100
    Target has some wood ones and I’ve seen some at Pier 1, too.

  3. Where ever you decide to place the cookbooks, make sure they’re not hidden somewhere. I kick myself sometimes because I’ve forgotten that I have certain cookbooks.

    Unless you plan on hooking up the monitor to your laptop, I’d say sell it. A little extra cash for a bookshelf!

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