So I mentioned a while back that I tore apart my closet and by doing so a minor project turned into a major project. My closet was a catch all for extra home decor and since I wanted a lot of that stuff out (to actually restore order for my clothes) I needed a place to put it all. In an ideal situation I’d have one closet or room or area that could house all of my extra decor, but in our current house I just don’t have a place big enough for it all. I’m sure Kenny would say that isn’t the problem. He might be inclined to chime in right about now and say that the problem is that I buy too much home decor. But he would be wrong. The issue is clearly
that I don’t have a place big enough to store it. :) So I’ve chosen a few locations around my house to be a home for my home decor. Several of these spots I’ve shared before (Christmas decor in my trunks, Fall/Valentine decor in my hutch)
but most of it was residing in my closet. The cupboards above my washer/dryer were such a mess – I don’t think I’ve ever organized them. I’m rarely in them and just never made them a priority. I knew if I straightened things around I could come up with some more space for decor. Plus these cupboards were on my “to organize” list
for 2012 so the time had come for a mini makeover in the laundry room!
Ahhh… much better. And they are holding so much more now! The left side (seen above) is for random extras – humidifier, baby monitors, light bulbs, envelopes and candles. The right side holds extra home decor, sewing supplies, and cleaning supplies.
Now you all know I don’t sew. Sewing is about on the same playing field as cooking for me which is why most of the time I head to the tailor and spend more to get a shirt mended than I did to buy it in the first place. My grandma was an amazing sewer/quilter and every time I do this I feel her disapproving eyes looking down at me down from heaven saying “seriously Erin?” They are the same eyes I used to see whenever I ate too much candy out of her candy dish or fought with my cousins even though I was the oldest and was supposed to be “the one setting the example.” I never liked those disapproving eyes. But I sure love my grandma. So for her sake I do own a few simple sewing supplies. I keep thread and other odds and ends in small containers from Target. Extra buttons that come with clothes fit nicely in mini draw string pouches.
I organize my glue guns/sticks the same way.
And I just bought this cute little green basket (also from Target)
to hold extra laundry items. I also have a little brown basket I use for dryer sheets.
My laundry soap is in a big box that I keep out on the top of my dryer for easy access.
So there you go! These cupboards only took me 20 minutes to straighten and now not only are they holding more supplies, but they make me smile every time I open them to do some laundry. Or to change up my decor. Which in my house happens about as often as the laundry does. :)
I’m happy about this mini makeover! And I think my grandma would be too. Right up until I head to the tailors to get a button sewn on. Kidding.
Enjoy your day!