One of my never-ending goals in our house in to have better, smarter storage solutions. Our house is sweet but small, and especially since we rent out the basement, it means that there aren’t a huge number of closets or storage areas at our disposal.
Case in point? My fabric storage situation which looked like this, and had been occupying the floor of our overly-cramped office/guest bedroom closet. I could definitely do better.
In our bedroom, this wall of dressers includes a vanity. Although I do my primping there (hair, makeup, jewellery) every morning in front of that mirror, I never actually sit down in the chair. Hello wasted nook.
I went out to Bouclair and grabbed a big laundry hamper which, I thought, measured the space perfectly. When I got it home, I hit a snag. Didn’t quite slide underneath.
However, once I took the lid off, this guy slid under perfectly and really used almost all of the space under the vanity.
Worked for me! There is such a small gap between the top of the hamper and the vanity, so I’m not worried about the fabric getting dirty or dusty. I dumped all of the fabric inside, and there is still tons of room to spare! Amazeeeeballs.
And when it’s tucked underneath, you hardly notice it. The grey woven texture blends with the greys in the room, and your eye isn’t drawn to it at all. Plus, it’s nice not to have the chair there to trip over.
Better storage = happy Gemma. With all that free space still in there, maybe I should go out and do a little fabric shopping? Hahah, joking hubby :)
What about you guys? Doing any purging or organizing in the new year? Got any great storage tips? Do you have a fabric stash that you have organized somewhere? I am going to die of jealousy if you say you have a craft studio.
PS. Congrats to Michelle, who won the $100 HomeSav giveaway! Happy shopping, Michelle!