Too Much Stuff vs Small Spaces

Posted: September 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

After having our baby we went through what other new parents have gone through — the expansion of “stuff”. Now, we already had too much crap anyway – but now we have baby toys, clothes, big toys, bags of clothes. I’ve done what I can for now with her nursery to store or somewhat organize what we have. That includes the stuff I wanted to keep that was originally in the nursery in the first place!


For several years now I have kept 90% of my totes, purses, makeup bags, and various wallets and coin purses in one of our large drawers. (The other two drawers contain shoes and camera goodies. Clothing? No.)

We used to keep some of our extra towels in our hallway closet – but it’s horribly unorganized and now I’ve stored all of the Kirkland formula tins we’ve emptied, in the closet for a future project. (No.. not a hoarder, stop that. They will be gone by Christmas.)

So the towels have taken up residency on our dresser. Yuck.

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I’m sure Sheldon would not like it either.

We hit up IKEA and bought some of those kitchen rods with little hooks. I chose the wall behind our door as the unused space perfect for this project.

BEFORE: Boring. Empty.

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DURING: Large tote bags now have a home!

And theeeen… another row, with caddy for wallets and small stuff!
You are excited, I know. Please contain yourself.

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AFTER: Wait, there’s MORE? Why yes!

I debated adding a third row, but I was never good at debating so I lost. I grabbed one of the many frames we have piled around and voila…

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Now… on to the next project!


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