Friday

Baskets, Boxes & Bags - Organising My Home



There is so much to organize in any home
and
I'm sure you are like me
which means


we would rather have something that
looks nice
to help keep us organised.


SO


There is nothing better
for
Great Storage Solutions

than the 3 B's



BASKETS, BOXES & BAGS






When I was working on the Dressing Room and Storage Closet Overhaul & Inventory I had done a bit of a mixture and it was all centred really around those
Baskets, Boxes and Bags that I love.


Some of you who laughed at these labelled baskets







in my Hall cloakroom will have fun today again
(just a little hint of what is to come)




STORAGE CLOSET


Previously I had done a very quick tidy up in the Storage Closet because I had to get the floor cleared so that the walk-in closet could be a proper walk-in closet!

Now that meant that the closet did not look too bad on a cursory glance but the storage shelves and containers definitely needed more attention.

It is difficult to get pictures taken because of the smallness of the closet and only artificial lighting but I hope these are not too bad.



Left Hand side First set of Shelves







Doesn't look too bad here but top and bottom can't be seen here as it is too close to get a full length picture and they needed more work done on them, and some of the scarves had got mixed up so they got sorted neatly.


And then I got out my heart labels and strings.






I got these tags on Ebay and loved them so much I sent for more.

Because of being tied with string you can tie them tight or loose and let the tag hang just the right length to suit whatever basket you are using.



The top shelf had a smaller blue box than the two you can see in the BEFORE picture but there was room beside it to move the middle sized blue one up beside it leaving room for the third dark wicker basket which had been elsewhere in the closet so my sets of baskets are all together here now.



Right Hand side First set of Shelves








The top shelf here was not being used properly at all but because it is rather high up for me I couldn't use it for baskets or anything heavy that I might want on a regular basis so after looking around at the rest of the closet I decided that moving my Puzzle magazines up there would be better than having them take up a shelf under my shoes and would free up more space for my shoes, so up went the puzzle books.







I fixed up the handbag shelves as they get very untidy as I pull out and push in handbags all the time.
Then I change d the use of the three matching baskets here to take my sun caps, Fred's caps and my belts and of course labelled them too.









Okay there were definitely baskets here and yes a set of blue boxes but what about the bags?


The handbags?

No!


we need to go downstairs for
the bags
and
more boxes.



STUDY


In my Study the piece of furniture that was tackled now was the white console unit which is from the Hemnes range in Ikea.

I particularly love this range in white although I like it in the other colours too.

So this is what it looked like to start with.









What I needed was something to sit in the sections that would look like a good fit for them instead of all the different things I had stuck in them in the mean time.


The expanding files you can see in one of the bottom sections have now gone into the craft armoire in another Organising post and some other things have been housed in the armoire too but I have still to find a home for a few things since I have rearranged with my new
(wait for it)



BOXES


with chalkboard panels

that I shared in my Storage Bargains









I just love them


and my other


A4 sized Butterfly and Silver Boxes







so now with the large chalkboard boxes in the bottom sections

and the Butterfly and Silver Boxes in the top sections

and the top cleared up

my console unit looks like this







Then I must show you the lovely stationary box I have which I keep letters in and paper to write letters (unfortunately not many letters are written these days) 






Well now you are thinking


"she still hasn't done the bags!"


I love bags because they are very useful for storage and of course for carrying items to and from places that I go regularly.


I have my Ark bags that I mentioned in other posts and they are used for taking Sunday School materials to Church on Sundays or if I do a School Assembly.






But then below there is (clockwise from top left):


  • my other Ark bag which is wider and this is the one that goes to the Kids After School Bible Club each Monday Afternoon to carry my Bible, songs, small games items and other miscellaneous items that I may need.
  • my Craft bag
  • my two bags for storing large songs and quizes
  • and my Ladybird Tesco's Bag which I use to keep my wool.





and loads too many other bags to mention


because


many times a bag


is better for storage than a box or a basket.



So even though I was sorting out and tidying up I was working with


"Things I love"


my


Baskets
Boxes
&
Bags


and dare I admit it


I still have more


Baskets, Boxes and Bags to use elsewhere!







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