Cleaning Up My Hot Mess with a Shoe Organizer!
Normally, when I take pictures to post on the blog I make sure to clean things up, dust, remove any cheerios or boogers that might be lying around. So here’s where you get to see my reality! lol!
We live in a townhouse that is plenty big for the needs of our family of two parents and two small children, but there isn’t a huge amount of storage and I don’t have a craft room. As a result, I have a small rubbermaid 3-drawer organizer plus two large rubbermaid totes that I put fabric and random crap into. Things used to be clean, put away, and orderly…. BUT over time, with each project, more has been added and what was there has become a hot mess of chaos. My ribbon is tangled into one giant nest and buttons, glue sticks, and acrylic paint has been tossed into every nook and cranny.
I haven’t done too much about it because the idea was so overwhelming, expensive, and we don’t have a lot of room to do it up right. Then, I came across this idea on pinterest (I know, I start most ideas with this sentence) – use a shoe organizer! Insert head slap! Why did I not think of this years ago?
Last week I ordered a 24 shoe organizer from amazon for $13. Maybe I could have gotten one cheaper from Walmart but I was eager to get this project started.
I unwrapped it, hung it on the back of our storage room door in our basement, and started working.
At first. I was thinking that I wouldn’t have enough craft supplies to fill it up, but then I kept finding random bags of junk – a little paint here, a little embroidery thread there, a little embarrassment over there. haha Yes, that is Izzie’s owl Halloween bucket filled with craft stuff. *Shame*
But, soon it was all filled! I still have a lot of fabric and ribbon to organize, but that will be another day. For now, I am pleased that I will actually be able to find a glue stick when I need it.
An added plus, I could close the drawers now of the plastic 3-drawer organizer. WIN!
What to do you think? Is there any area you are too embarrassed to show to your friends? Any other suggestions for simple organizing in a small space?
As Always, thanks for reading!
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