Putting It Back

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Today was a fairly rare occurrence as we went shopping.  Not grocery shopping but to a couple of large stores.  My first goal was to buy some containers/dividers for the bathroom drawers.

We went Howards Storage World and I bought these.

2012-03-11 01They are acrylic and have small silicone feet on them to stop them sliding in the drawer.  This is how they look in the drawer.

2012-03-11 02I have  done the top two drawers like this, the third drawer is empty and the bottom drawer has the hairdryer in it.

Even though I have culled the contents of the bathroom cabinet a couple of times, most recently when I had to take everything out of the room for the renovations, there was still more to do.  I carefully evaluated every single item before I put it back into the cabinet.  There are still a couple of things that need to be used up and will not be replaced, however, it is almost to the point of having only those things that I actually need or use.

This is the top drawer.

2012-03-11 03The second drawer.

2012-03-11 04This is the cupboard.  I used to have 2 plastic boxes – one was first aid stuff and the other was extras of medications, sanitiser gel etc so I have now condensed them into one slightly larger box.  The bonus is that it is high enough that everything is able to stand up in it.

2012-03-11 05These are the baskets that I had previously used in the bathroom drawers.  They were slightly too big for the space so had got a bit squashed and one was cracked.

2012-03-11 06The broken one (not shown) went in the bin but I scrubbed the others and have now used them to contain some of the small items in the drawers in my sewing room.  They have replaced some cardboard boxes that were a bit the worse for wear after nearly 20 years!

All I have left to do is scrub the 2 plastic boxes from the bathroom cupboard.  One, which has an airtight seal will probably go back to being a food storage container.  That was its original purpose.  The other was previously used for storing toys when Belle and Missy were small so I may offer it to Belle if she needs it for a similar purpose.

3 thoughts on “Putting It Back

  1. SNAP Fairy! I was reorganising drawers this afternoon, too. Only mine were in the kitchen. I bought the plastic drawer dividers from Aldi, $3.99 a pack of either 4 large approximately 30cm long by 10cm wide, or 6 small which are about 10cm square. In my cutlery drawer I now have 5 of the longer large ones, knives, forks, dessert spoons, soup spoons and steak knives and one small square one for teaspoons. In my second drawer I have 2 long ones for various tools like vegie peelers, pizza cutters, corkscrew etc, and 2 square ones for egg rings, and corn holders etc; with a space along each long side of the drawer for carving knives, wooden spoons and other larger utensils. My baking drawer has a small one for scone and cookie cutters, another for icing bits and pieces. I really need another set for the bottom drawer now. I love the way almost everything is in a container and I don’t have to scramble in the drawers to find things. After seeing your post this evening I am thinking of doing the same with the bathroom drawers, too.

  2. Pat – it must have been the day for it. Sounds as though you have all the kitchen utensils sorted. I love knowing exactly where they all are and being able to grab what I need without having to rummage through a jumbled mess.

  3. gosh that looks lovely and neat and tidy. I have some of those big bins in my bathroom cupboards as well and they work well- just slide out like drawers. they are too full of stuff and seeing yours makes me want to get in there and sort it all out. Just the inspiration I need!

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