Former procrastinators, let’s be sure to remember our sisters dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane. Ladies at Sunrise Community Church, I’m grateful you’ve come through so well!
Last week did you choose an item that’s been a challenge to store and finally find it a home? Good for you! This week, find one more and “Git ‚Äòer did!” Send us your puzzling problem and somebody in this group of lovely ladies will have an idea that works for you – or sparks an idea that works for you. That’s the beauty of brainstorming with a group.
Here are a few more storage ideas from around our abode:
Ever elusive antibiotic cream – I (heavy duty) taped the box it comes in – open end up – to the inside of a cabinet door. The tube stands up ready for use. Did this in the kitchen and upstairs. You could also tape a plastic bag there to hold Band Aids or other items.
Cloth napkins – Mounted short spring rods running front to back in a deep drawer. Napkins hang over these – easy to find, use, and keep straight.
Tablecloths – Asked the dry-cleaners for some of the hangers they use for tablecloths. The hangers have large tubes that prevent wrinkling. No re-ironing!
Photos – more than will fit on the fridge. Arranged these on a bulletin board hung in the laundry room. Spreads cheer and I get to enjoy them now they’re not stuck in their Christmas letters.
Gift wrap – Aargh! Positioned short spring rods between 2x 4’s in an unfinished utility room. A number of rolls can stand without taking any floor space. Smile.
Exercise balls – The largest sits on top of the utility sink. It’s too big to fall in. The medium one perches between the back of the washer and the wall. Who’d a’ thought‚Ä¶
Small books, booklets, pamphlets – Stashed these in a magazine holder turned with the open side up. Easy to store and find on a bookshelf. Listed the titles on the end that sticks out. These containers have many uses and are often in garage sales or thrift stores for a few cents. Great for tiny children’s books.
Similar pants – Almost all my pants appear black when I look in the closet. This solution works for single hangers or those that hold multiple pairs. I cut rectangles about 2″ x 3″ out of heavy cardstock, then punched a hole about ¬Ω” from the top of each. On each card I wrote a brief description so I could quickly know what was on the hanger. “Navy ankle pants” or “black winter dressy.” Poked a twist tie through the hole and wound it on the end of the hanger that sticks out front. Tags are time-saving!
I did the photos and the napkins this week. What’s your second storage solution?