Craft and Linen Armoire
Laura’s Blog Entry
If you thought the frenzy might have subsided over the weekend, well you were wrong! The clean-up I am featuring today was actually done last week, but I did continue the spree by spending my Saturday night purging and reorganizing my rolodex. Yes, I do know how to party.
This armoire is in our first-floor guest room. It contains things that would normally be found in a linen closet – if you lived in a house that wasn’t built in 1935 and actually had some closets. I’ve also claimed the bottom half to store crafting supplies that just won’t fit in the office.
Here’s what it looked like at the beginning of the process. I had already cleared out the bottom at this point:
It was stressing me out that there was a little bit of linens on one shelf and a little more on another. Everything was pretty hard to get to. I had all the containers in there, but containers aren’t always the answer. There has to be a plan to their placement if it is going to work.
Here’s some of the stuff that was in the bottom:
While cleaning it out I filled one bag with garbage and one bag with paper to be recycled. Mari was willing to pitch some half-completed projects and juvenile things she wasn’t ever going to use. A few things can go to the future, hopefully nonfictional yard sale.
Here’s the finished space:
Everything works better now. I’ve been inspired to use a few craft supplies already since they are now so easy to get to. And the linens are going to be easier to keep straight. Nothing worse than folding a stack of towels and then not being able to slide them into the cabinet.
Energy around this project remains high. I tackled the kitchen junk drawer this morning. It took about 10 minutes. Once you get going, the sorting process gets quicker. We plan to continue with the basement this week.
Time for a nice tall lemonade and sweet tea vodka. It is summer, after all.