Kitchen Time Capsule

When I first shared photos of our kitchen remodel beginning, a friend suggested buying a Halloween skeleton and hiding it in the “dead” corner space for the next homeowners to discover years down the road.

Another suggested we do a body outline on the floor (like you might see at a crime scene) so the person replacing the floor can have a minor heart attack when they find it.

While those were funny, the suggestions did give me the idea to create a time capsule to leave behind one of the base cabinets.

I compiled information about the house, improvements we’ve made and the years, and a little about us. Thanks to suggestions from my wonderful Hopeless Romantics group on Facebook, I included one of my books with an explanation of why I chose it, along with a couple of magazines from the month we began the remodel. I also included a USB drive with photos of the house through the years we’ve lived here.

And I added this little 2023 fact sheet.

I wonder when the time capsule will be unearthed. The kitchen cabinets we took out have been there since the house was built in the 1950s. I somehow doubt that many years will pass before future homeowners renovate it, but who knows.

My hope is that the time capsule will make them smile and give them a glimpse into the lives of the family that once lived here and loved this home.

What would you include in a time capsule for future owners of your home?

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8 Responses

    1. Thanks, Melanie! I hope the person who discovers it enjoys reading about the home’s history and what life was like in 2023!

  1. Good morning Shanna, wow, that sounds like alot of fun! And whoever finds it I’m sure will enjoy reading these things. Have a Great weekend and thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. What a super fun idea. I will be pocketing this idea to use it somewhere. Excited to read your next book. Blessings to you and yours! Have a safe and Happy 4Th of July!

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