It’s the third week of March and that means it was the week to clean and organize the storage shelves in my Laundry Room. I use everything on the shelves but over time it became a total disaster, and things just got flung onto the open shelves. I remember 5 years ago when we moved into the cabin, those shelves were neat and tidy, and I somehow just let that all go out the window. I think it’s easy to let those spaces that are hidden by doors and curtain get out of control.
One area that never got out of control was my “Stuff” bag. It holds all those socks that seem to come out of the dryer missing its mate, and as long as I keep that sock the other one magically makes an appearance again after my boys clean their room.
You may want to close your eyes and reopen them slowly before tackling this disaster area. How in the world did I let those shelves get so cluttered? I actually use everything up there so nothing had to be tossed, it all just needed some tidying up a bit. You may notice I also have several of the same product, I extreme coupon and normally have my own store going on right in my own home. We live a good distance from a shopping center so I stock up when the price is right.
I purchased 7 collapsible storage cubes from the “Better Homes and Garden” line at Walmart, for $5 each and started organizing. For the price these are great storage solutions, they are 14X14 and hold a lot of things. I also printed some label tags and attached them with clothes pins to the cubes. The only products I kept out were the ones I am currently using to do the laundry, and I keep those on top of the dryer.
And when I’m not needing anything on the shelves I clothes the curtain and no one has to look at it. I am so happy to say I have another area checked off my Cleaning Challenge Chart. Since we still have snow and the weather is cold I may as well be busy in the house and get all my spring cleaning done.