So, how is the weather where you are?! We are getting yet another winter storm, I think we've been under some kind of snow watch, advisory, or warning every weekend since January 1! We have a bunch of snow already but it just keeps piling on more. I know we are not alone:(
Anyway, since I've been a shut-in, I told you I have been sorting through all of the stuff I've already sorted through! I am a STICKLER for organization, even though my office space says otherwise, the rest of my house does. It speaks volumes about how I don't like clutter, or "stuff" sitting around on an everyday basis. I don't have to "stage" my home much when I take pictures, when it's clean, it looks just like my "home tour" pictures. I don't like toothbrushes in a cute little toothbrush holder on the bathroom vanity. Or perfume and makeup sitting out on your bedroom dresser, stuff like that. I sound like a real drill sergeant don't I?! Lol, I'm not, I just like to have stuff in a spot, out of sight. It looks better, to me, and is so much easier to keep clean.
I am also a lover of old boxes, chests, trunks, baskets, and I collect them. They make beautiful time worn decor for my home and they make great places to store "stuff!"
Like our entertainment unit.......
It houses books and magazines that I love to pull out and read on a day like today......
on one side and behind closed doors are things I don't want to see, like games, dvd's, exercise equipment etc.
I love old firkins.......
This is my toothbrush holder, it keeps everything off the bathroom vanity.
Even cardboard boxes that I covered with paper holds jewelry and sits under a table in the Master
These old chests are where I keep gifts, no one knows this:) The bottom one is full of my daughters gift for her March birthday coming up.
My mother-in-law bought me all the Redwing, they are commemorative pieces from my home town of Emmetsburg, Iowa. I love this set and I keep matches, replacement wicks for my oil lamps, stuff like that in them.
This little box is a cute way to store small things, right now it's empty though.
And my trunks that I have had forever, but just recently redid are in the sun/reading room. I have family memorabilia in them, from my mother-in-law. Things that we can't part with but will someday pass down. Those things are safe in here, not packed away in a box.......in a hot attic, or a damp basement.
There are so many things you can use for storage that also make gorgeous home decor. These are just a few solutions that I have to keep things out of sight and make my house easier to clean. I hope this gave you a good idea for storage and organizing all your "stuff!"